Verboticism: Cellulardysfunction

'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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Acellularphobia

Created by: klee66

Pronunciation: a-cell-u-lar-phobia

Sentence: She suffers from acellularphobia

Etymology: Prefix: a-witihout cellular- having to do with mobile phone phobia- fear of

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Appattack

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ap-ah-tak

Sentence: When her Iphone failed for reasons beyond her ability to discern, Muriel had a major appattack from losing her connection to Facebook, GPS and other services.

Etymology: Blend of 'app' (software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks) and 'attack' (a period of being strongly affected by something (as a desire or mood)

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Excommunicapitation

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: ex-com-yoon-ih-cap-ih-tay-shun

Sentence: Marian was generally a laid back person that showed little worry or frustration with life's daily problems. However all bets were off if she was deprived of her cell phone's signal strength. She regularly calmed any anxiety by calling or texting her friends and family and was perfectly content -- as long as there was enough signal strength for the phone. This calmness was not the case when she had to enter a new building where she had not cased out before and didn't know where any dead spots were. She was a nervous wreck if she had to leave her suburban sprawl neighborhood for the big city -- what if there was a tunnel she had to go in without service, what if the tall buildings blocked a signal? Camping? Forget it. Too remote. She suffered from intense fear of excommunicaptiation.

Etymology: ex, no longer + communi, communication + cap, head + ation, state of being

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Cellulardysfunction

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: sel-U-lar-dis-func-tion

Sentence: Jill's bars suddenly dropped to zero as they approached the tunnel. Jill started to shake and sweat. She suffers from cellulardysfunction and the thought of "no phone service" makes her blood pressure soar.

Etymology: cellular/dysfunction

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Panicphonia

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pan - ick - fon - ee - aaaaaahhhh

Sentence: Lucille was so dependent on being in constant phone communication that she experienced panicphonia anytime her service was inerrupted, even if it was just for a few seconds.

Etymology: panic (a sudden fear which dominates or replaces thinking) ---> phone (electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances) ---> phobia (an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things)

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COMMENTS:

sounds like a real word - good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:11:00

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Cellinervosa

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sell - eh - nerv - oh - sa

Sentence: Judy had a severe attack of cllinervosa when she realized that she had left her phone charger at home and her battery was almost run down. How would she live without live chat, mobile social apps, games and her tunes. These things were what allowed her to survive her workday.

Etymology: Cell (cell-phone) + Nervosa (a nervous disorder)

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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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Blackedoutberry

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blakd owt berree

Sentence: SONYa Ericsson went into Blackedoutberry mode, when her communicator failed to connect with the Mother ship. In her Qwest for an I-mate, she had gotten out of the Rover, and in one Cingular move had stepped on something Sharp, fell on her Acer, got a Gigabyte on her Vertu and did a Handspring back onto her Mitsubishi spacecraft, just before she ran out of O2. Over the Verizon, she spied a Cricket on a Palm and Samsung the praises of a Nokia No Kiss, NoTel policy before she Motorola'd back to Earth. When she landed safely in the Pacific, all the Siemens gave her a Boost Mobile, so she is now no longer a Virgin Mobile. Wit-DaeWoo! Wit-Daewoo!

Etymology: Blackberry ( a wireless handheld device which supports push email, web browsing, internet faxing, instant messaging, text messaging and other communication services.) & Blacked Out (a momentary loss of consciousness ;the failure of electric power for a general region;darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft);a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting ;partial or total loss of memory)

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COMMENTS:

Wonder if you couldn't make a great pie from blackedout berries. - Mustang, 2009-05-22: 01:15:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:08:00

clever! - splendiction, 2009-05-22: 21:56:00

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Igmobilephobia

Created by: sjacksonnnn4

Pronunciation: Igg-Mobile-Fobia

Sentence: igmobilephobia has gotten the best of me, i need to get out of these mountains!

Etymology: ig- without, mobile, phobia- fear

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Cellphobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell-FO-bya

Sentence: Celine would suffer bouts of debilitating cellphobia whenever her cell phone service suffered even a momentary outage and as often as not she'd shriek or make other kinds of noises that gave those around her great concern.

Etymology: Blend of 'cell' (short name for cell phone) and 'phobia' (irrational fear)

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COMMENTS:

She needs to get weaned off cells gradually with some cell-you-light! Good Word. - Nosila, 2009-05-22: 11:54:00

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