Verboticism: Phonecrashing

'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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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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Ipanic

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: eye-panic

Sentence: Demetri began to iPanic as the power bled dry from his iPhone in the middle of an Angry Birds battle.

Etymology: i - apple prefix for everything; panic - to panic

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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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Motorolapse

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: motor/olapse

Sentence: He had a motorolapse and could only be revived by loud ringtones.

Etymology: motorola + lapse

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-03: 18:46:00

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Nophonobia

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: no-fn-obia the accent is on OBIA. fn is barely pronounced

Sentence: Despite Lana's nophonobia, ironically, she's always one to lose her phone or accidentally destroy it in odd ways like when she dropped it in her water at Pei Wei as she passed it to Zack.

Etymology: no + phone + phobia (an intense, abnormal, or illogical fear of a specified thing)

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Great word! - Mustang, 2008-04-03: 18:59:00

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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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Distelephobia

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Created by: lauram22

Pronunciation: dis-tell-eh-fo-b-ia

Sentence: Jenny was overcome with distelephobia when she couldn't find her cell phone

Etymology: dis- lost tele- phone phobia- fear of

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Necellrosis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nuh/cell/ros/is

Sentence: Because of Jenny's complete and utter reliance on her phone, she goes into a state of necellrosis when there is any type of service interruption.

Etymology: cell + necrosis (from Greek nekrosis - becoming dead, state of death) + neurosis

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Cellphonia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell - FONE - ya

Sentence: The thought of not having contact with the 'outside' world for even a minute or two would cause Daphne to have fits of cellphonia bordering on outright hysteria.

Etymology: Blend of cell phone with phobia OR paranoia.

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COMMENTS:

And, dyspnonia, which is Diane Rehm's affliction. - stache, 2008-04-03: 18:48:00

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Celladdict

Created by: stephboo43

Pronunciation: cell-add-ict

Sentence: she is such a celladdict, she can't go 5 minutes without cell phone service.

Etymology:

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