Verboticism: Cellectivehearing

'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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Cellflocation

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: self-location

Sentence: Miranda had misplaced her mobile phone so many times that she had downloaded a special ringtone of Kelly Clarkson's song "you found me" for those cellflocation calls. At last she had really found herself.

Etymology: cell (as in cellphone) + self + location (the act of finding something)

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COMMENTS:

If it were only so easy to "find one's self"... Kudos for working Kelly Clarkson into your sentence. "Aaah, Kelly Clarkson!! -- Steve Carell, from 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' - Tigger, 2007-11-09: 02:56:00

good one petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 10:20:00

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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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Brrringtone

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: brrr/ing/tone

Sentence: A brrringtone is a feature for people who are prone to misplacing their phones.

Etymology: brrring (sound of phone ringing) + ring tone + bring

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COMMENTS:

Excellent...brrrring it on! - Nosila, 2008-10-08: 20:34:00

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Chronagon

Created by: Freepiehere

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Finding this phone is going to be a great Chronagon; especially since it's on silent.

Etymology: Chron-Time Agon- Struggle

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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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Cryptphon

Created by: JoshB

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jimmy was cryptphoning all night looking for his lost phone.

Etymology: Crypt means hidden, and phon means phone.

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Gronkdialing

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) grŏngk'dīl-ĭng; (tr. v.) grŏngk'dīl

Sentence: Gronkdialing is a useful technique up until the cellphone battery dies.

Etymology: gronk = (a fool or idiot) + [drunk]dialing

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Cellulocating

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: sel-yu-LOH-keyt

Sentence: "Hey Mike!" "Shutup, I'm cellulocating and it's on vibrate."

Etymology: Cellular + Locating

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COMMENTS:

I think I should have said Self-cellulocating. Because regular cellulocating would happen when you get someone else to call your phone for you. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:32:00

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Buzzterbation

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: buz-ter-bay-shon

Sentence: Even though she knew it was a sin to spill her cell on the couch, Kimberly often fell asleep playing snake on her Nokia 5110 while watching Animal Planet. She often woke up and would buzzterbate frantically, searching through layer and layer of snuggie and slanket for the precious piece of pulsating plastic that once saved her life.

Etymology: buzz (to call) + -terbation (well, I'm a little embarrassed to say)

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Cellectivehearing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sell/ek/tiv/hearing

Sentence: Fortunately for Bill, who was forever misplacing his cell phone, his cellectivehearing was so finely tuned that he could pick out his ring tone in a hay stack.

Etymology: selective hearing + cell

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COMMENTS:

nice one JW - galwaywegian, 2008-10-08: 14:55:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-10-08: 14:59:00

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