Verboticism: Mobilegroan

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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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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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Cellanxious

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: Sell-aink-shus

Sentence: Some neighbors figured Martha had been cheating on Ed, but really it was her cellanxious dependency to stay within a wireless service area that inspired him to leave her for good and head up to the mountains on a permanent hunting trip. He didn't feel like he was abandoning her as he packed up the jeep; he could see her through the dirty windows, talking on her damn cell phone.

Etymology: Cell+anxious

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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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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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Anite

Created by: Mclovin

Pronunciation: an.iht.

Sentence: i have anite. :)

Etymology: an-without ite-one connection too.

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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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Cellyoufrightus

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sell ewe freye tusss

Sentence: she had all the symptoms of cellyoufrightus, red face, hyperventilation, itchy finger and tunnel vision. They all cleared up once the train left the tunnel.

Etymology: cellulitus cell you fright us

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COMMENTS:

she should have remained cellyoubate! - Nosila, 2010-06-11: 11:55:00

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Phonbia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōnbēə

Sentence: Jill practically lives with her celly in hand. Talking, texting, surfing... she’s all about it. One of the problems this causes is a major case of phonbia, a general case of what if. What if the signal fades? What if the battery fails? What if she sprains her thumb? AAAAAAAAAAAA!

Etymology: phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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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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