Verboticism: Mnecrypt

'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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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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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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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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Celelone

Created by: Eyeshah

Pronunciation: /CELL-uh-lone/

Sentence: "Where's my bloody cell!" clamored a flummoxed and fuming Ringo. "I've celeloned it several times now to no avail."

Etymology: cell+alone. Sounds like telephone.

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COMMENTS:

fun verb :) - badsnudge, 2007-11-11: 00:37:00

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Clutterring

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klətərring

Sentence: Charley is quite poor at keeping track of things. He never sets things down in the same place twice. Things end up in the strangest places. He is still trying to figure out how one of his socks ended up in a mayonnaise jar in the fridge, but that*s a different story. His current challenge is to not loose his company-issued Blackberry. He has tried several unique techniques. First there was the gecko location which involved rubber-banding the phone to his pet lizard. FAIL! Mr. Green Britches just shed a tail and went off to sell insurance. Then he tried the string theory. He tied a string around his finger and one around the phone with the thought that like things attract. FAIL! He attached a cookie with a thought that somehow his computer would help him. FAIL! Following the ants only worked for a short time. Finally he has a method that works, clutterring. He bought a tiny, cheap cell that he keeps on a cord around his neck and calls the Blackberry when he needs it. If it is dark, the light on the phone acts like one of those **as seen on TV** specials, the Clapper.(clapperring)

Etymology: clutter (a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass) + ring (of a telephone; produce a series of resonant or vibrating sounds to signal an incoming call)

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Cryptphon

Created by: JoshB

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jimmy was cryptphoning all night looking for his lost phone.

Etymology: Crypt means hidden, and phon means phone.

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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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Blackdingleberry

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Black-DING-gull-bare-ree

Sentence: Ricky had to blackdingleberry his smartphone for 15 minutes before he finally found it in his pants pocket, in the laundry bin, in the basement, just before Hildegarde dropped it into the washing machine.

Etymology: Black: as in 'black hole' + Blackberry: a popular cell phone organizer gizmo + Ding: a vague and unspecific ringtone + Dingleberry: what you feel like when you can't find your cell phone.

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Cellabait

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sell a bate

Sentence: Hope was running out. Hope had to get to work at the Drag Club soon. But Hope could not find his cellphone. After much searching through the piles of clothes and costumes scattered around Hope's house, Hope dialed the cellphone number on the house phone and Hallelujah, the cellabait cellabrations could begin when the weak but distinctive musical sound of Hope's cellphone belting out "I'm just a girl who cayn't say no" rang out joyously amid the heaps of lace and satin!

Etymology: cell (cellular telephone) & abate (to reduce in intensity)& bait (to lure) & celibate (abstaining from sex by taking a vow)

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Cellflocation

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: self-location

Sentence: Miranda had misplaced her mobile phone so many times that she had downloaded a special ringtone of Kelly Clarkson's song "you found me" for those cellflocation calls. At last she had really found herself.

Etymology: cell (as in cellphone) + self + location (the act of finding something)

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COMMENTS:

If it were only so easy to "find one's self"... Kudos for working Kelly Clarkson into your sentence. "Aaah, Kelly Clarkson!! -- Steve Carell, from 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' - Tigger, 2007-11-09: 02:56:00

good one petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 10:20:00

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