Verboticism: Cellicit

'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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Phonar

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōnär

Sentence: Rudy can usually find his celly by re-tracing his movements. When that fails he resorts to using phonar, calling his cell with his land line assuming he hasn’t misplaced the that handset.

Etymology: phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound, typically voices, over a distance using wire or radio) + sonar (the method of echolocation used in air or water by animals such as whales and bats)

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Mnecrypt

Created by: eloper

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Trying to remember where his hidden phone is was a Mnecrypt.

Etymology: Greek: Mne- to remember Crypt- hidden

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Cellapper

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: sel-LAP-per

Sentence: Whenever my cell phone is misplaced, I cellapper it, and voila! there it is, aglow in the black hole of my purse, or singing within the sofa cushions.

Etymology: cell: short for cell phone. The Clapper: a sound activated invention that switches on and off lamps.

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Locataring

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: lō-kā'-tə-rĭng

Sentence: Instead of burrowing through the dozen or so piles and clothes and other junk in his room to find his cellphone, Kevin just picked up his home phone and pulled off a locataring, successfully homing in on the muffletone coming from the pocket of the jeans he wore yesterday.

Etymology: locate (Latin. locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.) + a + ring (Old English. hringan)

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Wringtone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ring tone

Sentence: When he misplaced his cellphone in his messy bedroom, George was fret with worry. His ringtone was a wringtone until he could trace it's location by calling his cell with his landline.

Etymology: Wring (to twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish, one's hands in frustration or worry) & Tone (sound;pitch) and Wordplay on Ringtone(the distinctive noise your cellphone makes when you get a call)

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Sonacryptaphone

Created by: danibriggs

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Hold on dude, I'm listening for my sonacryptaphone!

Etymology: sona-sound crypt-hidden phone-sound

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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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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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Crypthesis

Created by: delanybug

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I lost my phone a few days ago, its now in a crypthesis place never to be seen again.

Etymology: crypt-hidden the-place a hidden place, no where to be found.

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Tingalinquery

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: TING-uh-LING-kweer-ee

Sentence: A teasing telenigma or tingalinquery taunted Bob with the usual "notingaling" when he tried to diallocate and phonepoint his cellphone.

Etymology: TING -A- lING: the sound of a phone & QUERY: a question; an inquiry.

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:08:00

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