Verboticism: Purscellual

'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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Cryptophonagogue

Created by: 718114

Pronunciation:

Sentence: We cryptophonagogued my phone and followed the hidden sound to it.

Etymology: Crypt: hidden, secret Phon: sound Agogue: to lead

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Crypthphon

Created by: ashrogers1734

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I must crypthphon quickly! My phone has been lost for days, try to listen for the ring!

Etymology: Crypth - hidden or secret Phon - sound or telephone

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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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Clutterring

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klətərring

Sentence: Charley is quite poor at keeping track of things. He never sets things down in the same place twice. Things end up in the strangest places. He is still trying to figure out how one of his socks ended up in a mayonnaise jar in the fridge, but that*s a different story. His current challenge is to not loose his company-issued Blackberry. He has tried several unique techniques. First there was the gecko location which involved rubber-banding the phone to his pet lizard. FAIL! Mr. Green Britches just shed a tail and went off to sell insurance. Then he tried the string theory. He tied a string around his finger and one around the phone with the thought that like things attract. FAIL! He attached a cookie with a thought that somehow his computer would help him. FAIL! Following the ants only worked for a short time. Finally he has a method that works, clutterring. He bought a tiny, cheap cell that he keeps on a cord around his neck and calls the Blackberry when he needs it. If it is dark, the light on the phone acts like one of those **as seen on TV** specials, the Clapper.(clapperring)

Etymology: clutter (a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass) + ring (of a telephone; produce a series of resonant or vibrating sounds to signal an incoming call)

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Cryptalg

Created by: smstone0413

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A hidden pain, the ringing of the lost phone was a cryptalg.

Etymology: Crypt- Hidden alg- Pain

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Cellocator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SEL-oh-cayt-ehr

Sentence: Brad was forever misplacing his cell phone or having it hidden under a pile of clothing or other items and he had become fairly adept with his cellocator method which consisted of calling his cell from another phone, hoping to hear it ringing.

Etymology: Blend of 'cell' (cell phone) and 'locator' (a device for finding something)

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Lostone

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /lɔ:stəʊn/

Sentence: Shh, shh, please, allow me to lostone my cell... Try to locate its lostone, can you hear it?

Etymology: LOSTONE. From Lost (No longer in the possession, care, or control of someone or something) + Ringtone (A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call)

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Brrringtone

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: brrr/ing/tone

Sentence: A brrringtone is a feature for people who are prone to misplacing their phones.

Etymology: brrring (sound of phone ringing) + ring tone + bring

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COMMENTS:

Excellent...brrrring it on! - Nosila, 2008-10-08: 20:34:00

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Purscellual

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: per-sell-yu-uhl

Sentence: The piles of clothes and junk made for a difficult purcellual, luckily his dad had a metal detector.

Etymology: pursual (search) + cell (phone)

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