Verboticism: Hyperphonism

'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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Mobilunearth

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: mao-bull-unn-err-th

Sentence: Mr. Jenkins mobilunearthed his Loserphone L535 by calling it systematically 7 times in a row while he was in different places about the house. Luckily, the phone wasn't on vibrate, but was on the lowest volume setting, and with Mr. Jenkins' 20/20 like hearing, it was no problem finding his L535.

Etymology: mobile cell + unearth (to discover)

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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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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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Echocellucation

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Ech o cel lu ca tion

Sentence: It was by means of echocellucation that he found the telephone his angry girlfriend had thrown in in the field.

Etymology: Echolocation (means of determining an object's location by reflected sound) & cellular (zombie inducin' portable phone)

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COMMENTS:

great word and great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:11:00

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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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Reconnaiscelling

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: re-con-nais-cel-ling

Sentence: Jerry lost his phone again... So began the daily reconnaiscelling mission.....

Etymology:

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Exocryptomne

Created by: ntaylor

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After experiencing exocryptomne, now I will always keep my phone on ringer, not silent.

Etymology: (exo- outside + crypt- hidden + mne- memory)

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Faultercall

Created by: haptotrope

Pronunciation: Fawl-ter-call

Sentence: Peering into the breeze of the abyss of things, and piles, and dirty underwear, Bill knew that the cellphone was there... so close, but a faultercall away.

Etymology: Faulter - being at fault, also evokes earthquake "fault" - and Call; phone call.

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Rinmisone

Created by: cormacaroni

Pronunciation:

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Selfphone

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: self-fone

Sentence: When rummaging through the dirty laundry, garbage, and refrigerator didn't work, Bob tried to selfphone his number in the hope that he could hear his lost phone.

Etymology: cel phone, self

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COMMENTS:

I dig it. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:40:00

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