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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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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Denialtone

Created by: cysglyd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Calling the missing mobile gained him nothing but a plaintive denialtone.

Etymology: dialtone, denial

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Walkawave

walkawave

Created by: walkawave

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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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Selfone

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sel fōn

Sentence: Mary was not very good at keeping track of her stuff. She once lost a sock while she was wearing it but her cellphone was the worst. She would selfone her cellphone whenever she misplaced it. Just last month she used up about nearly half of her minutes calling the bottom of her purse.

Etymology: self (a person's essential being that distinguishes them from others) + phone (short for telephone)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:12:00

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Faultercall

Created by: haptotrope

Pronunciation: Fawl-ter-call

Sentence: Peering into the breeze of the abyss of things, and piles, and dirty underwear, Bill knew that the cellphone was there... so close, but a faultercall away.

Etymology: Faulter - being at fault, also evokes earthquake "fault" - and Call; phone call.

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Reconnaiscelling

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: re-con-nais-cel-ling

Sentence: Jerry lost his phone again... So began the daily reconnaiscelling mission.....

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Phonar

artr

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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Vibraflinrin

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Vibe + Flin + Rin

Sentence: Alright bro, I'm gonna vibraflinrin my cell, so shut your mouth already!

Etymology: Vibrate + Fling + Ring

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