Verboticism: Communicadder

'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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Phonectic

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Phone hectic

Sentence: Jan was so enamoured of electronic communication she had mastered the art of talking on one phone, txting on another whilst reading her email and driving a car. Unfortunately this had rendered both her quality of speech and attention span rather short. She had become phonectic

Etymology: Phone: voice communication tool. Hectic: too fast, too soon. Phonetic: say it like it is

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COMMENTS:

AAAAh, the age of computers...no one can spell, without spellcheck; no one can formulate a sentence without grammarcheck and no one can add or substract without built in calculator...pretty soon all our cerebral functions will be replaced by machinery...HG Wells was waaaaay ahead of his time! - Nosila, 2008-12-13: 00:08:00

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Scandialus

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: skan dye lus

Sentence: Her behaviour was scandialous, scanning every dial within sight, texting with both hands while steering with her chest.

Etymology: scandalous, scan, dial.

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COMMENTS:

Great dialect! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:32:00

very funny galway - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-28: 12:43:00

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Atteledeficitdisorder

Created by: leegro

Pronunciation: \ə-ˈte-lə-ˈde-fə-sət-dis-ˈȯr-dər\

Sentence: Sue was so afflicted with atteledeficitdisorder that she failed to notice that she had stupidly run all the words together in the E-mail she was composing ... while also talking on her cell phone, responding to an instant message, checking her pager, etc.

Etymology: From "attention deficit disorder" and ... wait, what was I doing?

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COMMENTS:

It's very catchy! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 13:05:00

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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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Incelligent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/cell/i/gent

Sentence: It takes a sophisticated and incelligent person today to command and control a Blackberry which is a able to act as a computer, phone, emailer, texter, gamer, GPSer, car starter, baby listening device, hair brush, electric shaver, nail filer and make-up mirror all in one and all at the same time while you're driving to work and eating breakfast.

Etymology: cell + intelligent

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COMMENTS:

Beeped all my bells! Ex'cell'ent! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:14:00

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Ediot

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēdēət

Sentence: Rudy is addicted to his electronic toys. If he wasn't texting someone, he was checking his e-mail, browsing the internet or blogging. He might even be found creating a nonsense word for some silly online game. Despite all these connections Rudy is an ediot. He has no idea what is going on in the real world. Obama elected? He didn't even know there was an election until several days after the fact.

Etymology: e (electronic) + idiot (a stupid person)

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COMMENTS:

Perfect word, artr! - Nosila, 2008-12-12: 16:15:00

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Supercellatextemailacallmenowadocious

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: Sing it!

Sentence: ...even though the sound of it is really quite atrocious...Congolia couldn't break herself of the supercellatextemailacallmenowadocious habit of checking her iPhone every two minutes.

Etymology: Loosely based on "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins.

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle fun to sing!! - libertybelle, 2008-12-15: 12:21:00

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Multitaskhole

picabomama

Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: multi/task/hole

Sentence: It never failed that as soon as Kelly and her husband Aaron got into the car he would pull out his cell phone and start dialing. While he was waiting for it to connect he would spin the dial on his iPod to show off his latest musical finds, never actually letting any of the songs play farther than the chorus. All of this was made more annoying by the fact that while at home the multitaskhole couldn't seem to fold laundry and watch TV at the same time.

Etymology: multi-tasker + a%&hole I believe that is self-explanatory.

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COMMENTS:

Cute! - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:31:00

Exceptionally good and exceptionally funny! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:51:00

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Hyperelectrivity

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: hi - per - eel - eck - triv - itee

Sentence: Jesse is a literal whirlwind of hyperelectrivity. I cannot spend much time with her or I start to feel like I am "short-circuiting". She constantly switches between her Blackberry, I-Pod, Portable DVD player and Laptop, not really effectively watching anything, producing anything or even having a conversation. She is the ADD queen of electronics and should be on meds for EDD....

Etymology: This word is a combination of hyperactivity (Constant and excessive movement and motor activity) and electronic (Relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities).

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COMMENTS:

Splendid word. Great last line. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:10:00

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Cellularse

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: sell-yule-ars (as in arson)

Sentence:

Etymology: Cellular + arse

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