Verboticism: Sonacryptaphone

'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

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Cellalert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell-uh-lert

Sentence: Unable to find his cell phone amidst the clutter Elwood sent himself a cellalert from his landline.

Etymology: cell (cell phone) + alert

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Autophonia

Created by: georgedent

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Noun: He often rsorted to autophonia to find his iPhone. Verb: She autophoned herself daily since she could not keep up with her cell phone.

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Cowcell

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: cow-sel

Sentence: Not only do I keep losing my phone, but also keep forgetting where I am, so my wife tied a cellphone around my neck and told me to call it whenever I get lost. It works! 'Cause now I know where I am -- right here.

Etymology: Cowbell transformed by a cellular phone

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Hyperphonism

Created by: ysledd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His hyperphonism was beginning to give me a headache.

Etymology: Hyper-, excessive phon-, sound, voice ism-, belief in

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Seafone

Created by: nhtbrink

Pronunciation: sea as in see, fone as in phone

Sentence: I'll try a seafone, perhaps I'll find it that way

Etymology:

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Locaphoning

Created by: tuckerdognc

Pronunciation: Loca-fone, loca-foning

Sentence: Wait a sec. I'm locaphoning to find it right now. (Not to be confused with trying to locate your car: Locahonking.)

Etymology: Locating + the item or process: Locaphoning, Locahonking, Locabuzzing

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Logmnegloss

Created by: AcesOfHearts

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Once again, the irresponsible adult began logmenglossing to look for his phone.

Etymology: Log-Speech mne- to remember gloss-Language

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Cryptalg

Created by: smstone0413

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A hidden pain, the ringing of the lost phone was a cryptalg.

Etymology: Crypt- Hidden alg- Pain

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Beacontone

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: bee-kon-tone

Sentence: Doug had specially programmed his cellphone to ring with a custom high-pitched tone when dialed from his landline. He called it a "beacontone" and was quite proud of it. The problem was that it was so high-pitched he couldn't hear it. He kept forgetting to reprogram it so whenever he lost the phone he would have to call the kid from next door to listen for it.

Etymology: beacon, tone

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Amnegon

Created by: YourEnglishPal

Pronunciation: nope

Sentence: Finding this cell phone will be an amnegon...

Etymology: MNE- to remember Agon- Struggle "Struggle to remember"

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