Verboticism: Wherizon

'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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Logmnegloss

Created by: AcesOfHearts

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Once again, the irresponsible adult began logmenglossing to look for his phone.

Etymology: Log-Speech mne- to remember gloss-Language

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Hideandgobeep

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hahyd-n-goh-beep

Sentence: Jerry is one of the few people under 30 who still has a land-line phone. He never calls anybody on it. None of his friends even know the number. He only uses it when he plays hideandgobeep to locate the cell phone he misplaces at least three times a day.

Etymology: hide-and-go-seek (one of a variety of children's games in which, according to specified rules, one player gives the others a chance to hide and then attempts to find them) + beep (a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn or electronic device)

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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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Marcalporing

Created by: scola

Pronunciation: mar-CALL-poh-ring

Sentence: Having left his phone in a pants pocket, the muffled marcalporing sounded from the bottom of Steve's laundry pile.

Etymology: "call" and "ring" meet "Marco Polo", the classic call and response kids game.

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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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Masturtweet

Created by: trademagrag

Pronunciation: mass-ter-tweet

Sentence: I found my phone, but it was a bit embarrassing when my roommate caught me masturtweeting.

Etymology: masturbate + tweet

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Awtellme

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: awe tell me

Sentence: listen I hit the awtellme button

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Cryptmne

Created by: nicolebolavage

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He wasn't able to cryptmne, because he had his phone on silent.

Etymology: crypt- hidden, secret mne- to remember

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Acryptomne

Created by: EvelynS

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After suffering from various cases of acryptomne, I've learned to never keep my ringtone on silent.

Etymology: (a- without + crypt- hidden + mne- remember, memory)

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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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