Verboticism: Lostone

'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

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Clutterring

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klətərring

Sentence: Charley is quite poor at keeping track of things. He never sets things down in the same place twice. Things end up in the strangest places. He is still trying to figure out how one of his socks ended up in a mayonnaise jar in the fridge, but that*s a different story. His current challenge is to not loose his company-issued Blackberry. He has tried several unique techniques. First there was the gecko location which involved rubber-banding the phone to his pet lizard. FAIL! Mr. Green Britches just shed a tail and went off to sell insurance. Then he tried the string theory. He tied a string around his finger and one around the phone with the thought that like things attract. FAIL! He attached a cookie with a thought that somehow his computer would help him. FAIL! Following the ants only worked for a short time. Finally he has a method that works, clutterring. He bought a tiny, cheap cell that he keeps on a cord around his neck and calls the Blackberry when he needs it. If it is dark, the light on the phone acts like one of those **as seen on TV** specials, the Clapper.(clapperring)

Etymology: clutter (a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass) + ring (of a telephone; produce a series of resonant or vibrating sounds to signal an incoming call)

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Faultercall

Created by: haptotrope

Pronunciation: Fawl-ter-call

Sentence: Peering into the breeze of the abyss of things, and piles, and dirty underwear, Bill knew that the cellphone was there... so close, but a faultercall away.

Etymology: Faulter - being at fault, also evokes earthquake "fault" - and Call; phone call.

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Cryptomim

Created by: arandomperson97

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His phone was missing so he called it hoping to hear the ringtone.

Etymology: crypt-hidden o-song mim-to imitate

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Cowcell

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: cow-sel

Sentence: Not only do I keep losing my phone, but also keep forgetting where I am, so my wife tied a cellphone around my neck and told me to call it whenever I get lost. It works! 'Cause now I know where I am -- right here.

Etymology: Cowbell transformed by a cellular phone

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Eurekaring

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: yur-reek-a-ring

Sentence: Sam had searched everywhere he could think of for his cellphone without success. There was only one thing left to do, the age old method of eurekaring. He picked up the receiver on his home phone and dialled the number, then strained to listen out for familiar tone of 'wake me up before you go go'(don't ask) and sure enough, albeit very muffled he could hear it coming from down the back of the sofa.

Etymology: Eureka(cry of joy when one finds or discovers something) ORIGIN Greek heureka ' I have found it' said to have been uttered by Archimedes around 2oobc + Ring (to use a phone) = Eurekaring

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COMMENTS:

terrific word! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:11:00

Nice ring about it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-09: 17:02:00

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Selfphone

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: self-fone

Sentence: When rummaging through the dirty laundry, garbage, and refrigerator didn't work, Bob tried to selfphone his number in the hope that he could hear his lost phone.

Etymology: cel phone, self

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COMMENTS:

I dig it. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:40:00

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Crypthphon

Created by: ashrogers1734

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I must crypthphon quickly! My phone has been lost for days, try to listen for the ring!

Etymology: Crypth - hidden or secret Phon - sound or telephone

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Couchufindit

tvharper

Created by: tvharper

Pronunciation: kouch-you-fin-dit

Sentence: I lost my phone! Alright, I'll just have to couchufindit.

Etymology:

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Need-dial

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: need-diyul

Sentence: i find it helpful to put need-dial on speed-dial

Etymology: need, speed dial

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Cellocator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SEL-oh-cayt-ehr

Sentence: Brad was forever misplacing his cell phone or having it hidden under a pile of clothing or other items and he had become fairly adept with his cellocator method which consisted of calling his cell from another phone, hoping to hear it ringing.

Etymology: Blend of 'cell' (cell phone) and 'locator' (a device for finding something)

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