Verboticism: Eddiction

'Did you get my email?'

DEFINITION: n. A psychological dependency on electronic messaging which often leads to compulsive emailing, even among people who are sitting inches apart. v. To email, twitter, or text compulsively.

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Aimpulsion

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌeɪˈʊlʒʌn/

Sentence: His AIMpulsion had entered into a dangerously advanced stage, and when his girlfriend responded to his IM by tapping him on the shoulder, he nearly had a heart attack.

Etymology: From AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) + compulsion

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Machooked

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: mac + hooked

Sentence: They were so machooked that they would chat on and on without ever saying a word to each other, despite being in the same room.

Etymology: You've heard of a Macbook, right? Right.

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Impulsion

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: im-puhl-shun

Sentence: Chad felt IMpelled to MSN his colleagues to check who wanted the window open.

Etymology: IM (Instant Messaging) + compulsion

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Implusiveemailing

Created by: gamurray121

Pronunciation: Impulsive-email-ing

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Enal

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: e/nal

Sentence: To cover his ass and reassure himself he has told everybody everything he should and covered all his bases, my boss e-mails everything instead of speaking any more. He's totally enal.

Etymology: e-mail + anal

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COMMENTS:

nice. - galwaywegian, 2007-03-06: 07:05:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 10:16:00

short, sweet and clear. here's my vote. - w5lf9s, 2007-03-06: 13:08:00

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Eyembrainosis

Created by: bettyann9

Pronunciation: Eye-em-brane-ose-is

Sentence: Overuse of Yahoo messenger can lead to severe eyembrainosis. The only known treatment is removal from the computer area and forced conversation with strangers in line at the supermarket.

Etymology: IM (instant messaging)+ brain (brain) + osis (a diseased or abnormal condition)

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Textopathy

Shellbow

Created by: Shellbow

Pronunciation: teks-TAW-path-ee

Sentence: He suffered so severely from textopathy that the joints in both of his thumbs were permanently inflamed.

Etymology: Text (to send text messages) + pathy (a disease of, or abnormality)

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COMMENTS:

Shellbow This is much better for me than watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory. - Shellbow, 2013-11-01: 23:18:00

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Compulsotype

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Com-pul-so-type

Sentence: Tony Twitterbug would rather compulsotype to ask Netty Texti to go out with him to have coffee.

Etymology: Compulso slang for "Compulsion"; an irresistible persistent impulse to perform an act. Type; a person or thing.

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Thumbunicate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: θəmyoōnəkāt

Sentence: Qwerty can only thumbunicate with the rest of the world via his Crackberry from his home deep in the heart of Textus.

Etymology: thumb (the short, thick first digit of the human hand, set lower and apart from the other four and opposable to them) + communicate (share or exchange information, news, or ideas)

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:) - galwaywegian, 2009-09-23: 12:14:00

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Emainia

swallowedbyafish

Created by: swallowedbyafish

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The boy suffered from severe emainia, which was not too uncommon among his generation.

Etymology: email + mainia

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