Verboticism: Scrutinanny

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: scair-VAYL-ehns

Sentence: At first Wilhelmena found the constant scrutiny of her whereabouts and activities to be comforting but as she found it to be more and more intrusive she became somewhat paranoid and began to refer to it as scareveillance, and wished she knew how to put an end to it.

Etymology: Blend of 'scare' (frighten) and 'surveillance' (The act of observing or the condition of being observed)

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pervasive computing

Sentence: I feel so much safer, yet somehow exposed with all the perveasivecomputing keeping track of me.

Etymology: perve (to spy on) + pervasive computing (technology everywhere)


short sentence but so powerful! Plus a perve-ectly great verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:23:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: e/tru/sion

Sentence: With all the technological advances i our world, the e-trusion into our lives gives us no sense of privacy any longer.

Etymology: E-TRUSION - noun - from E(electronic) + INTURSION (the forcing into a place without right, or welcome; encroachment)


Short, to the point, meaning readily apparent. refreshingly different - an E-winner! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:06:00


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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: tek-spozed

Sentence: Sam made a good living counting cards. All the Pit Bosses in Vegas knew him well so he had to disguise his face. Dressed as an Ultra-Orthodox Jew with hat, beard, sidelocks, and glasses, he managed to avoid detection from the biometric face-scanning surveillace cameras. What Sam didn't count on was the new addition to the table; the high denomination chip fingerprint scanner. Soon he was techsposed and the casino goons were making a beeline for his table.

Etymology: - abbreviation for technology. - revealed or laid open to view.


good one! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-27: 05:16:00

Super Snooper Duper sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:43:00

All bets are now off... - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:14:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: en troo sjun

Sentence: In an effort to keep their family safe, Henry and Marcia had installed high-tech, state of the art handheld surveillance devices. Although they thought this answered their fears, they did not realize that this entrusion applied to their daughter's love-life and they now knew way more than they wanted to...

Etymology: Engineering (the practical application of science to commerce or industry) & Intrusion (entrance by force or without permission or welcome)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: snow dun dur

Sentence: The government are Snowonder with details of our lives

Etymology: Snowdon, snowed under

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trakberē

Sentence: Rosie is more than happy with her trackberry and it’s ability to tell her how to not get lost. The GPS function can even tell her where to get a tasty eclair. Friends can track her whereabouts and meet up at a moment’s notice. She discovered its drawback the other day when she was about to give in to the urge for sweets and received a veto text from her mom. She now parks her SPiPHONE with a friend at the local health food store before heading to the pastry shop.

Etymology: track (follow the course or trail of someone or something) + Blackberry (brand of wireless phone/e-mail device)

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: IN no VA zheun

Sentence: At my office we have an innovasion problem. There is a camera so that my boss can monitor us to make sure we are working; a software program that sends alerts if we go on any personal kinds of websites; a sensor beeper that goes off if we stand by the coffee maker more than fifteen minutes (our allotted break); and now he has installed a siren that will blare if the bathroom door is not reopened within ten minutes of someone entering the bathroom. Where is the trust?

Etymology: INNOVATION: introduction of new ideas or methods INVASION: to encroach or intrude on; to overrun


admire the subtle no-know in the middle of both etymology words, but especially in your verbotomy. Super word play, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:27:00

super word - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:22:00

We trade off personal privacy for technological advancement, don't we??? Great word, kate! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:04:00


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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-mun-GRAFF-ixed

Sentence: Polly was feeling violated lately. The used car she just bought was quickly accompanied by junk mail from the manufacturer, who got her name from DMV records. Microsoft rebooted her laptop whenever they saw fit, and her MySpace page was liberally sprinkled with ads for Frank Zappa merchandise ever since she included the keywords "wowie zowie" in a posting. Polly's vital stats were piling up somewhere in cyberspace, and she felt DEMONGRAFIXED as the rising tide of targeted junk mail clogged her rural delivery box. Finally she snapped and vowed to "get off the grid". She took her camerafone and laptop, living in her Yugo and seeking "hotspots" where she could compute for free. But "they" had her number, her GPS location, and Polly eventually descended into madness as the offers of "2weeks of free treatment" at Sunnyvale Psychiatric Institute continued to pop up on her screens and in her mind.

Etymology: DEMON+demoGRAPHICS+FIXED=DEMONGRAFIXED>DEMON:an evil spirit,a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin; Middle English demon, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin daemon evil spirit, from Latin, divinity, spirit, from Greek daimōn, probably from daiesthai to distribute.....DEMOGRAPHICS:the statistical characteristics of human populations (as age or income) used especially to identify markets.....FIX(fixed): to kill, harden, and preserve for microscopic study,to make a profitable determination of, to get ready or prepare,to get even with, to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by IMPROPER or ILLEGAL methods;Middle English, from Latin fixus, past participle of figere to fasten; akin to Lithuanian dygti to sprout, break through.


It's not easy to incorporate and give an old word 'fix' a new meaning ... but your erudite create ... did it exceedingly successfully! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:04:00

metrohumanx Thanks, Kiddo! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-27: 13:33:00

Metro, you have DEMONstrated your skills again! Bravo, Big Brother! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:08:00

Very good verboticism! Clever blend. - Mustang, 2009-02-28: 03:04:00

metrohumanx A most amusing diversion: - metrohumanx, 2009-02-28: 10:59:00

LOL I love your sentence :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:07:00


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Created by: feltcap

Pronunciation: pan äp′tek näl′ə jē

Sentence: He always felt as if he had been born a generation too late, listening to the older gentlemen at work talk about their younger years. Running red lights, toilet papering neighborhoods, the list went on and on. You couldn't get away with things like that these days, there are cameras everywhere - panoptechnology recording your every move.

Etymology: panoptic - including in one view everything within sight, a reference to Foucault's panopticon, a prison set up to monitor prisoners at all times, technology - applied science

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