Verboticism: Cellularse

'Just a second, I have call waiting...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who engages themselves in several different communication channels at the same time, without paying attention to any of them v. To constantly switch your focus between cellphone calls, text messages, emails, and anything else that beeps.

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Churf

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: churf

Sentence: Switcheroo Sam was doing a net surf on his lap top, with his Ipod in his left ear, and his cell phone to his right ear, text messaging on the cell phone he borrowed from his sister, with one eye on his tv, while he used his toe to switch channels on his CB radio, as his police scanner hummed in the background. He was a grand master of the churf!

Etymology: CH for Channeling, u for you, and urf for surf = CHURF ... meaning CHANNELING YOUrself while YOU SURF among your electronic devices. Does churfing make a person a churf serf (slave to their electronic devices), too?

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COMMENTS:

Good one - Mustang, 2008-12-13: 01:32:00

Need a short word: you provided a top one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:17:00

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Communicaptive

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmyoōnəkaptiv

Sentence: Mary feels like a communicaptive. She has a Blackberry that she needs for work and a cell that she carries for personal calls, texts & e-mails. If one isn*t beeping at her the other is. Yesterday she finally flipped out and duct taped the two devices together so they could talk to each other while she went skipping down the street like a little girl without a care in the world.

Etymology: communication (the imparting or exchanging of information or news) + captive (a person who has been taken prisoner)

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COMMENTS:

communicaptivating word! - Nosila, 2010-05-11: 23:46:00

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Communignorant

Created by: drewsky

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Hertzhop

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HURTS--hop

Sentence: Roxie often drifted into gormless gizmazement, hertzhopping endlessly from emailing to a silent radio reverie.

Etymology: Blend of HERTZ: from the German physicist Heinrich Hertz. A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second; it is abbreviated Hz. It is commonly used to specify the frequency of radio waves, and also the clock frequencies in digital computers. His experiments with these electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio. In the fantastic voyage: From electricity to electronics Heinrich Hertz among others helped in ... micro- electronics, particularly its impact on the computer industry. ... & HOP: to jump from place to place or from thing to thing.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word, great sentence, based on an exceptional etymology. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:13:00

It hurts to hertzhop that much! - Nosila, 2008-12-12: 16:20:00

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Multipodophreniac

Created by: doseydotes

Pronunciation: ˈməl-tˈī-ˈpäd-ə-ˈfre-nē-ˌak

Sentence: Martha is such a multipodophreniac that she's begun driving with her knees so she can operate three electronic devices at one time.

Etymology: Multi, from Latin, multus - meaning much, many; ipod, from Apple, ipodia - meaning overpriced teen impulse purchase; schizophrenia, New Latin, meaning totally freakin' crazy; and maniac, Late Latin, from maniacal - a driver more reckless than I am.

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A very humerous etymology, I must say. - stache, 2008-02-28: 11:27:00

Chuckles and kudos for your intriguing creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:38:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2008-02-28: 14:48:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:31:00

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Phonectic

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Phone hectic

Sentence: Jan was so enamoured of electronic communication she had mastered the art of talking on one phone, txting on another whilst reading her email and driving a car. Unfortunately this had rendered both her quality of speech and attention span rather short. She had become phonectic

Etymology: Phone: voice communication tool. Hectic: too fast, too soon. Phonetic: say it like it is

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COMMENTS:

AAAAh, the age of computers...no one can spell, without spellcheck; no one can formulate a sentence without grammarcheck and no one can add or substract without built in calculator...pretty soon all our cerebral functions will be replaced by machinery...HG Wells was waaaaay ahead of his time! - Nosila, 2008-12-13: 00:08:00

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Surfraugette

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ser/frow/jet

Sentence: An emancipated german lady who can surf the web and talk on the phone at the same time is called a surfraugette.

Etymology: surf + frau + suffragette

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Fun creation! Terrific! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:57:00

love it. - galwaywegian, 2008-02-28: 14:42:00

Man, that's a good one. Wish you'd posted it earlier so I coulda voted for it. - stache, 2008-02-28: 23:55:00

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Esultory

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: E-suhl-tawr-ee. Most likely, in line with current practice, written: "E-sultory".

Sentence: Bob, e-mok with cybricious e-nergy, skipped from E-bay to text messaging. But, unaware, with an i-pod in his e-ar, and in his own e-vironment, he stepped on the tele’s remote control, breaking it into tiny pieces. Consolatory, Roxie told him, “Don’t worry, with a few drops of e-poxy and e-verthing would be e-kay. But he e-gnored her, continuing on his esultory ways. Finally, e-xasperated with his electronic reverie, Roxie e-rupted, telling him that he needed to conduct his life with greater cybriety.

Etymology: Blend of "E" for electronic,as in E-mail, E-bay;(D)esultory: L. de + saltire(to leap)passing from one thing to another, without order, logical sequence; aimlessly. CYBRIETY:cyber & sobriety.CYBRICIOUS:cyber & capricious.

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Sounds like Bob needs to be E-loose-sedated or E-mancipated from his life of E's! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:25:00

A.A. Milne was way ahead of his time with E-eyore - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-28: 12:39:00

Your e-laborate e-ssay is e-xcellent! E for e-ffort! - Nosila, 2008-02-28: 20:43:00

petaj i love cybriety - petaj, 2008-02-29: 04:46:00

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Polyjawnic

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pol-ee-jah-nik

Sentence: Sue, being polyjawnic, was last seen multichatting on her keyboard and cell phone when the fire alarm went off.

Etymology: polyphonic, jaw (slang for idle chat)

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Two cheers for multichatting and three cheers for polyjawnic. Both are Jaw-awesome! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:36:00

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Taskatron

Created by: busterman

Pronunciation: Task/a/tron

Sentence: Louise, not noticing that she has become a taskatron, left her new lottery winnings at the liquor store counter. She was on line, booking her flight to Dubai, listening to Lynne Cheney's novels and texting her wife.

Etymology: Multi-tasking in the twenty first century.

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