Verboticism: Incomingtaxt

'Just a second, I have call waiting...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who engages themselves in several different communication channels at the same time, without paying attention to any of them v. To constantly switch your focus between cellphone calls, text messages, emails, and anything else that beeps.

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Communicaptive

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmyoōnəkaptiv

Sentence: Mary feels like a communicaptive. She has a Blackberry that she needs for work and a cell that she carries for personal calls, texts & e-mails. If one isn*t beeping at her the other is. Yesterday she finally flipped out and duct taped the two devices together so they could talk to each other while she went skipping down the street like a little girl without a care in the world.

Etymology: communication (the imparting or exchanging of information or news) + captive (a person who has been taken prisoner)

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COMMENTS:

communicaptivating word! - Nosila, 2010-05-11: 23:46:00

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Multitascatterbrain

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mul-teh-task-SKAT-ehr-brane

Sentence: Muriel is an absolute mutltitascatterbrain, constantly engaged in texting her friends, monitoring her email, updating her blog page, doing her makeup, talking on the phone and watching soaps thru the day and remembering little of what she'd seen, heard or said.

Etymology: Blend of multitask and scatterbrain

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Ambitextrous

Created by: bigveg

Pronunciation: am-bi-tex-trous

Sentence: Although her ambitextrous abilities afforded her more time for her make up, she regretted telling her father about the underwear she had bought for his valentine's day treat.

Etymology: ambidextrous, text (message)

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Macaroami

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mac/a/rome/ee

Sentence: Being the proud owner of a MacBook, an ipod and an iphone her brain became so confused that she stuck a feather in her cap and became a Macaroami!!

Etymology: mac + roam + macaroni

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COMMENTS:

A dandy doodle, Yankee :-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-12: 11:34:00

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Technocomoron

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Tek-no-com-or-on

Sentence: With the increased use of texting and short-form message systems, the proper forms of writing and spelling are becoming extinct and creating a generation of technocomorons

Etymology: Techno- Derived from technological developments. / Com- Short form of communications / Moron - the younger generation

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COMMENTS:

You are quite write! (Yet, I can't help wondering if some good might come of it ... perhaps it will be an evolution that will unite the many-tongued people of this planet with more and more communication ... leading to less revolution ... and more peace. It certainly has opened windows and doors to a lot of people and places in this world. I'm amazed how prevalent English is as a second language ... and texting the preferred choice as it spreads world-wide. But like you, I'm saddened by the great demise of our proper forms. But if it opens doors and windows all over the world that help lead to better understanding and peace, it will be easier to adjust, in more ways than one. Again, very astute observation ... quite write! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:33:00

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Communignorant

Created by: drewsky

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Polycrastinator

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /po-li-kras-tə-nāt-or/

Sentence: Unlike their kinfolk - PROcrastinators (i.e. those who do nothing all day), POLYcrastinators can do many nothings all at once, which makes them look extremely busy and productive.

Etymology: POLY – (fr. Greek) many; CRASTINUS – (fr. Lat) tomorrow, next day, future

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Hertzhop

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HURTS--hop

Sentence: Roxie often drifted into gormless gizmazement, hertzhopping endlessly from emailing to a silent radio reverie.

Etymology: Blend of HERTZ: from the German physicist Heinrich Hertz. A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second; it is abbreviated Hz. It is commonly used to specify the frequency of radio waves, and also the clock frequencies in digital computers. His experiments with these electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio. In the fantastic voyage: From electricity to electronics Heinrich Hertz among others helped in ... micro- electronics, particularly its impact on the computer industry. ... & HOP: to jump from place to place or from thing to thing.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word, great sentence, based on an exceptional etymology. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:13:00

It hurts to hertzhop that much! - Nosila, 2008-12-12: 16:20:00

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Multitaskaddled

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mull-tee-task-ADD-uld

Sentence: Louise typically spends most of her waking hours trying to keep up with her favorite soap operas, texting with friends, participating in chat rooms, playing text twist and free cell and has become totally multitaskaddled, befuddled, confused and not actually completing or comprehending any of those tasks.

Etymology: Blend of 'multitask' (perform more than one task at the same time) and 'addled' (mentally confused; muddled)

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Electronicdistractiondisorder

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: e-lec-tron-ic dis-trac-tion dis-or-der

Sentence: Kimberly didn't have time to explain to everyone the particulars of her Electronic Distraction Disorder (EDD) because she was too busy updating her face space tweet sheet.

Etymology: electronic + distraction + disorder. Play on Attention Deficit Disorder.

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