Verboticism: Locaphoning

'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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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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Amneing

Created by: scaredboy617

Pronunciation:

Sentence: It's hard amneing where I put my phone.

Etymology: The act of remembering.

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Hyperphonism

Created by: ysledd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His hyperphonism was beginning to give me a headache.

Etymology: Hyper-, excessive phon-, sound, voice ism-, belief in

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Hiddaring

Created by: forlove169

Pronunciation: hid-a-ring

Sentence: When Jan could not find her phone, her last option was hiddaringing it to find its location.

Etymology: A combination of hidden and a ring.

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Cellseeus

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sell/see/us

Sentence: When a cell phone is well and truly lost, a sure fire remedy is to phone your number and shout loudly 'cellseeus' - works ever time because they are just as reliant on us as we are on them.

Etymology: cell + see + us + celsius

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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.....

Etymology:

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Mnecrypt

Created by: eloper

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Trying to remember where his hidden phone is was a Mnecrypt.

Etymology: Greek: Mne- to remember Crypt- hidden

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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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Cellectivehearing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sell/ek/tiv/hearing

Sentence: Fortunately for Bill, who was forever misplacing his cell phone, his cellectivehearing was so finely tuned that he could pick out his ring tone in a hay stack.

Etymology: selective hearing + cell

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COMMENTS:

nice one JW - galwaywegian, 2008-10-08: 14:55:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-10-08: 14:59:00

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