Verboticism: Callmeme

'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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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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Findbyringin

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say 'find' then ' by ' and finally , Ring and in "

Sentence: To track cellphones down , I like to findbyringin

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Wherizon

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: ware-I-zon

Sentence: I tried to wherizon my phone but I couldn't hear it now.

Etymology: Where + (ver)izon

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COMMENTS:

Also a good term for when you can't find a darn signal -- "I'm going to try to walk around a bit; see if I can wherizon up some bars." - Tigger, 2007-11-10: 23:49:00

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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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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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Hellokia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hehlll oh kee ah

Sentence: His hellokia called to him from someone under the pizza boxes, beer cans and crisp packets

Etymology: nokia hello

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hell of a word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 15:29:00

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Ecallocation

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: E-kȯl-lō-ˈkā-shən

Sentence: Erin stumbled around her room, trying to find her cell phone via Ecallocation.

Etymology: From the words: Call: to get or try to get in communication with by telephone. and Echolocation: a physiological process for locating distant or invisible objects (as prey) by sound waves reflected back to the emitter (as a bat) from the objects

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EXCELLENT! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:28:00

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Tingalinquery

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: TING-uh-LING-kweer-ee

Sentence: A teasing telenigma or tingalinquery taunted Bob with the usual "notingaling" when he tried to diallocate and phonepoint his cellphone.

Etymology: TING -A- lING: the sound of a phone & QUERY: a question; an inquiry.

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excellent! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:08:00

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Locataring

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: lō-kā'-tə-rĭng

Sentence: Instead of burrowing through the dozen or so piles and clothes and other junk in his room to find his cellphone, Kevin just picked up his home phone and pulled off a locataring, successfully homing in on the muffletone coming from the pocket of the jeans he wore yesterday.

Etymology: locate (Latin. locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.) + a + ring (Old English. hringan)

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