Verboticism: Crypthesis

'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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Gronkdialing

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) grŏngk'dīl-ĭng; (tr. v.) grŏngk'dīl

Sentence: Gronkdialing is a useful technique up until the cellphone battery dies.

Etymology: gronk = (a fool or idiot) + [drunk]dialing

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Cryptemneia

Created by: kelseyslack

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I think i have cyyptemnia because i hear ringing of my phone but i cant find it!

Etymology: crypt- hidden... e-out...mne-amnesia..

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Vibraflinrin

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Vibe + Flin + Rin

Sentence: Alright bro, I'm gonna vibraflinrin my cell, so shut your mouth already!

Etymology: Vibrate + Fling + Ring

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Lostandphoned

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lost and foned

Sentence: Stanley's swinging bachelor pad was always such a mess that he usually misplaced his cell phone. The only way he could ever find it was to call it from the land phone and trace it. He called it the lostandphoned method. Too bad they had not yet invented a similar idea for missing eyeglasses...like if you made a spectacle of yourself, they would come into sight. Maybe if Stanley cleaned his place he wouldn't always lose his stuff!

Etymology: Play on Lost & Found (A repository in a public place, as in a school or theater, where found items are kept for reclaiming by their owners.) & Phoned (called on the telephone)

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COMMENTS:

karenanne Good one - karenanne, 2010-03-08: 12:30:00

artr Good word. Just what I would have thought if I thought of it. - artr, 2010-03-08: 15:07:00

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Crypthphon

Created by: ashrogers1734

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I must crypthphon quickly! My phone has been lost for days, try to listen for the ring!

Etymology: Crypth - hidden or secret Phon - sound or telephone

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Cryptophonagogue

Created by: 718114

Pronunciation:

Sentence: We cryptophonagogued my phone and followed the hidden sound to it.

Etymology: Crypt: hidden, secret Phon: sound Agogue: to lead

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Stolange

Created by: suchipatel

Pronunciation: Stoh - linj

Sentence: She spent the day stolanging in the hopes that she'd hear her ringtone in the clutter of her room.

Etymology: Stol - To send Angel - Message "To send a message"

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Purscellual

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: per-sell-yu-uhl

Sentence: The piles of clothes and junk made for a difficult purcellual, luckily his dad had a metal detector.

Etymology: pursual (search) + cell (phone)

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Cellseeus

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sell/see/us

Sentence: When a cell phone is well and truly lost, a sure fire remedy is to phone your number and shout loudly 'cellseeus' - works ever time because they are just as reliant on us as we are on them.

Etymology: cell + see + us + celsius

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Hiddaring

Created by: forlove169

Pronunciation: hid-a-ring

Sentence: When Jan could not find her phone, her last option was hiddaringing it to find its location.

Etymology: A combination of hidden and a ring.

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