Verboticism: Cellalert

'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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Amnegon

Created by: YourEnglishPal

Pronunciation: nope

Sentence: Finding this cell phone will be an amnegon...

Etymology: MNE- to remember Agon- Struggle "Struggle to remember"

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Alzherphoning

Created by: Floatzilla

Pronunciation: Like an American would say it

Sentence: "Whoever you are, go in the other room and listen while I'm altzerphoning."

Etymology: Tastless humorous reference to symptoms associated with Alzheimer's

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Tonely

Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: tohn-lee

Sentence: When I called my cell I could hear its tonely sound coming from the pocket of my jeans. Now if I only knew where I left my jeans.

Etymology: tone + lonely

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COMMENTS:

nice word. brings back bad memories though - leechdude, 2007-11-09: 20:50:00

Celp! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-10: 05:12:00

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Phonar

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōnär

Sentence: Rudy can usually find his celly by re-tracing his movements. When that fails he resorts to using phonar, calling his cell with his land line assuming he hasn’t misplaced the that handset.

Etymology: phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound, typically voices, over a distance using wire or radio) + sonar (the method of echolocation used in air or water by animals such as whales and bats)

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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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Cryptomim

Created by: arandomperson97

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His phone was missing so he called it hoping to hear the ringtone.

Etymology: crypt-hidden o-song mim-to imitate

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Callmeme

Created by: retoricaljoe

Pronunciation: call me me

Sentence: She´s still callmemeing. she might have left her cellphone in another place.

Etymology:

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Cellarouse

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SEL-uh-rouz

Sentence: Brent was forever losing his cell phone in the clutter around his apartment and would often resort to a technique he called 'cellarouse' wherein he would call his cell from another phone hoping to locate the cell by it's ring.

Etymology: Blend of Cell (for cell phone) and arouse...to awaken.

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nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:10:00

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Cellfing

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: "selfing"

Sentence: I've been cellfing my phone for hours, to no avail...I must have left it at the pub.

Etymology:

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Eurekaring

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: yur-reek-a-ring

Sentence: Sam had searched everywhere he could think of for his cellphone without success. There was only one thing left to do, the age old method of eurekaring. He picked up the receiver on his home phone and dialled the number, then strained to listen out for familiar tone of 'wake me up before you go go'(don't ask) and sure enough, albeit very muffled he could hear it coming from down the back of the sofa.

Etymology: Eureka(cry of joy when one finds or discovers something) ORIGIN Greek heureka ' I have found it' said to have been uttered by Archimedes around 2oobc + Ring (to use a phone) = Eurekaring

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COMMENTS:

terrific word! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:11:00

Nice ring about it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-09: 17:02:00

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