Verboticism: Brrringtone

'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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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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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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Calltrawl

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kawl trawl

Sentence: When Fred's room got so messy that he'd lose his cellphone, he made a calltrawl from his landline to find it.

Etymology: Call (a telephone connection) & Trawl (to fish for something;search)

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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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Phonamne

Created by: 719985

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I lost Katy Perry's phone and couldn't find it, so I called it and heard the phonamne!

Etymology: phon - sound, a, mne - to remember

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Celelone

Created by: Eyeshah

Pronunciation: /CELL-uh-lone/

Sentence: "Where's my bloody cell!" clamored a flummoxed and fuming Ringo. "I've celeloned it several times now to no avail."

Etymology: cell+alone. Sounds like telephone.

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COMMENTS:

fun verb :) - badsnudge, 2007-11-11: 00:37:00

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Myselocate

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: my sell uh kate

Sentence: Henrietta did not accompany Herman to the dog show because she could not successfully myselocate her mobile phone and she was awaiting an important call from her dentist who eventually informed her that the radio signal she was receiving through her molar was actually not transceiver-related, but rather a side effect of the anti-psychotic medication she was taking.

Etymology: my+cell+locate

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Alzherphoning

Created by: Floatzilla

Pronunciation: Like an American would say it

Sentence: "Whoever you are, go in the other room and listen while I'm altzerphoning."

Etymology: Tastless humorous reference to symptoms associated with Alzheimer's

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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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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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