Verboticism: Ecallocation

'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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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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Findbyringin

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say 'find' then ' by ' and finally , Ring and in "

Sentence: To track cellphones down , I like to findbyringin

Etymology:

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Celelone

Created by: Eyeshah

Pronunciation: /CELL-uh-lone/

Sentence: "Where's my bloody cell!" clamored a flummoxed and fuming Ringo. "I've celeloned it several times now to no avail."

Etymology: cell+alone. Sounds like telephone.

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COMMENTS:

fun verb :) - badsnudge, 2007-11-11: 00:37:00

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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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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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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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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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Hideandgobeep

artr

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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Cellulocating

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: sel-yu-LOH-keyt

Sentence: "Hey Mike!" "Shutup, I'm cellulocating and it's on vibrate."

Etymology: Cellular + Locating

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COMMENTS:

I think I should have said Self-cellulocating. Because regular cellulocating would happen when you get someone else to call your phone for you. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:32:00

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