Verboticism: Nophonobia

'Aaahhh! Stop the train! '

DEFINITION: v. To feel stressed and anxious and when your mobile phone runs out of battery power, drops its network connection, or in the worst case, gets misplaced and lost. n. A panic attack caused by an interruption in your mobile phone service.

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Disconnectophobia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: diskənektəfōbēə

Sentence: Jenny is connected to her BFF by the ear. If her cell isn’t stuck to the side of her face, it’s only because she is texting instead. Technology has been a godsend for them. It also has given her a bad case of disconnectophobia. The mere thought of a tech failure can make her break out in a cold sweat.

Etymology: disconnect (break the connection of or between) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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Serviceinterruptus

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: sur'/vis/in/tuh/rup'/tus

Sentence: Lucy became quite anxious whenever she was without cell phone cabability. What if her friends were trying to reach her? What if there were an emergency at home? How would she ever know the correct time?? Serviceinterruptus always left Lucy feeling lonely and unsatisfied.

Etymology: service - the supplier or supplying of commodities demanded by the public (water, gas, cell phone usage) + coitus interruptus - interruption of sexual intercourse

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COMMENTS:

Ha! I was gonna do callitusinterruptus. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-03: 18:45:00

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Nonconexaphobia

Created by: jboileau97

Pronunciation: NoN-Con-Ex-A-PhO-BiA

Sentence: My friend suffers noncenexaphobia.

Etymology: Non- not Conex-conecceted Phobia- fear of Fear of not being connected

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Wirelessinterruptus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wahyuhr-lis-in-tuh-ruhp-tuhs

Sentence: Martha is practically connected to her cell phone. She calls it Bruce and treats it like a boyfriend without the breaking up for no good reason part. She confides almost every detail of her life to her celly. The very thought wirelessinterruptus makes her quiver with angst.

Etymology: wireless (cellular phone) coitus interuptus (a method of birth-control in which a man, during intercourse withdraws)

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Fatalmobia

Created by: ziggy

Pronunciation: fay-tal-mo-bia

Sentence: A panic arising from the threat of imminent disconnection whilst holding a conversation on your cell phone.

Etymology: fatal-dead mo-mobile bia-from phobia

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Telephonecellattack

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: te=le-fown-cel-la-tac

Sentence: help she is having a telephowncellatack

Etymology: its in the word

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Discellusionment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dis/sell/oo/shun/ment

Sentence: Cathy froze in a state of complete discellusionment when her cellphone disconnected. The experience was so shocking that she remained cellibate forever after.

Etymology: disillusionment + cell + lose

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COMMENTS:

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-04: 04:54:00

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Tunnaphobia

Created by: sammyclark

Pronunciation: tun-ah-fo-bee-ah

Sentence: to feel distressed and panicy about losing cell phone reception in a tunnel

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Nosigphobia

Created by: ErikLarson

Pronunciation: NO-sig-FObia

Sentence: I suffer from a very serious case of Nosigphobia.

Etymology: No- None Sig- Signal Phobia- Fear of

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Cellicitous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sel is it us

Sentence: Every time Jeanine's train came near a tunnel on her daily commutes, she was overwhelmed with that cellicitous feeling akin to panic. Her fear was that once she lost connection to whomever she was speaking, she would never regain it. Her doctor finally prescribed her with some phonazepam, as much to assist her with her attacks as to improve the quality of her fellow travellers commutes.

Etymology: Cell (cellular phone) & Solicitous (full of anxiety and concern)

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