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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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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Twitterfaced

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: twit-er-feyst

Sentence: Email, tweets, texts, phone calls - it's all too much for Barbara to handle. You can tell she has zoned out because she is completely twitterfaced. Right now she is so flummoxed that she is pushing buttons on her celly trying to respond to the beeping of the delivery truck that is about to back up into her car.

Etymology: Twitter (Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service) + Facebook (a social networking service) + faced (adjective describing a person who is severely intoxicated)

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Malacaladarm

Created by: rimag

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Multitaskaddled

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mull-tee-task-ADD-uld

Sentence: Louise typically spends most of her waking hours trying to keep up with her favorite soap operas, texting with friends, participating in chat rooms, playing text twist and free cell and has become totally multitaskaddled, befuddled, confused and not actually completing or comprehending any of those tasks.

Etymology: Blend of 'multitask' (perform more than one task at the same time) and 'addled' (mentally confused; muddled)

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Miscelloony

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /MIS-uh-loo-nee/

Sentence: Sporting two regular cell phones, a Blackberry, a PDA and an iPhone, Tammy carried more miscellaneous gizmos than Inspector Gadget, but when they all started beeping and ringing at once, while she was driving, trying to program her GPS navigator and tune her satellite radio at the same time, she turned into a complete miscelloony, ran over two curbs, and nearly had a nervous breakdown.

Etymology: Miscellany - a miscellaneous collection of items (from Latin, miscellānea) [also, mis- prefix meaning "incorrectly" & cell as in "cell phone"] + Loony - foolish or crazy (slang for lunatic; insanity influenced by the lunar cycle; from Latin, luna "moon")

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COMMENTS:

Another good word. - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:30:00

Perhaps we need to give her a padded cell! Marvelous! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:40:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:33:00

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Chatchatchat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: Like the dance - cha cha cha

Sentence: Loquacia's stint on "Dancing with the Stars" was shortlived. She was fully kitted up with Blackberry, iPhone, walkie talkie, and netbook for every rehearsal. Instead of practising the paso doble and the foxtrot, she kept doing the chatchatchat.

Etymology: cha cha cha - an up tempo dance step + chat (communicate)

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Macaroami

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mac/a/rome/ee

Sentence: Being the proud owner of a MacBook, an ipod and an iphone her brain became so confused that she stuck a feather in her cap and became a Macaroami!!

Etymology: mac + roam + macaroni

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COMMENTS:

Delightful! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:41:00

I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:30:00

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Cellularse

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: sell-yule-ars (as in arson)

Sentence:

Etymology: Cellular + arse

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Gadgeteer

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: gaj-ih-tear

Sentence: Susan was an excellent gadgeteer - she parried her voice mail, riposted to a text message, and engaged in a brief discussion with her mother before turning off her phone and thrusting it into the ice bucket alongside the champagne. She then smiled at her husband and said, "Darling, where were we?"

Etymology: gadget + musketeer

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COMMENTS:

One for all ... ! Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:17:00

Ooh. I like this word. Reminds me of the Rocketeer. - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:30:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:32:00

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Ejuggle

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈiˌdʒʌgḷ/ /EE-Juhg-l/

Sentence: He was an inveterate faultitasker, and he used e-juggle at three portable electronic devices while carrying on polylogues with four different friends. Unfortunately, he can't do this anymore, so he now uses seven devices and has zero friends. In the end, he figured it's all the same, right?

Etymology: from e(lectronic) + juggle

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COMMENTS:

See http://www.verbotomy.com/verbottle.php?jargonism_id=4064&definition_id=77 for the origin of "faultitask". - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:28:00

Three great high-tech creates! You hit the juggler vein with this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 10:02:00

Jugglers and desultors - must be a circus in town! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:41:00

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