Verboticism: Techpendence

'What was your name again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be so dependent on computers and other gadgets, that you cannot communicate or even think without them. n. A person who cannot communicate, or even think, without using an electronic device.

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Gadjitters

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gadd-jiht-terz

Sentence: Whenever Das couldn't find her iphone she got the gadjitters so bad the ringtones in her head wouldn't stop until she'd had a triple shot in her chocolate mint mocha.

Etymology: GADJET + JITTERS

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COMMENTS:

sounds yummy - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-30: 12:58:00

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Dumbphoned

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: dum foned

Sentence: After leaving his phone at the bar last night Doug couldn't even call his own mother. He was completely dumbphoned,

Etymology: dumbfounded + phone

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Iflip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īflip

Sentence: Chalk up another one to late-night marketing. Chuck fell for the come-on for the latest brain-boosting gadget, the iFlip. It promised to expedite the decision-making process. What it turned out to be was an electronic coin flipper, one simple button that activates a randomly-generated CGI coin image and a e-voice that calls out heads or tails. As silly as it sounds Chuck’s life has improved. Net result? A better-looking, smarter girlfriend and a higher-paying job. If only he could decide whether or not to buy the newest model.

Etymology: i (as in iPhone, iPad, iPod) + flip (turn over or cause to turn over with a sudden sharp movement)

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Cellurabot

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cell-u-rab-bot

Sentence: Mary was so fanatical about her blackberry that her friends were becoming concerned that it was controlling her. They couldn't understand how a grown woman could be so gaga for a gadget. Undoubtedly, she was becoming a cellurabot, unable to think or speak without gazing at the screen. One day a coworker saw her texting furiously. "What are you doing?" she asked. "I'm texting you a question," Mary replied. Her friend grabbed the phone away from her and shouted, "Cellurabot, texts are for kids."

Etymology: (from an old cereal commercial that featured a cartoon rabbit: "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids") cellular: cell phone/cell network + rabid: fanatical, extreme + bot: (short for robot) an infected computer that becomes a zombie under the control of a master computer

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COMMENTS:

Cute sentence and so true sadly of many people! - Nosila, 2009-04-30: 19:00:00

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Eddiction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee dikt shun

Sentence: Ed had such a strong eddiction to things electronic, he could not talk to a pretty girl in front of him. He had to get her e-mail or text address or facebook address before he could ask her out. He was the original cybernaught.

Etymology: ed-electronic device & addiction (dependency)

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Techendent

ChisIsRis

Created by: ChisIsRis

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Technobsess

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: teck-no-ob-sess

Sentence: Of course all the slow walking people ahead were slowing her pace down. There should be a law she thought, all those technobsessed people texting while walking should get a ticket, especially the ones stopped dead in their tracks. Those who particularly can't spell and walk at the same time. These are the same people who cannot chew gum and walk at the same time.

Etymology: techno (short for technology as in current electronic gadgets) + obsess (to dominate, besiege, control)

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Ipaddicted

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eye pad dik ted

Sentence: Although not as tech-savvy as most, George had gotten an iPad for his birthday and was totally hooked on it. He had become ipaddicted to the little machine. It absorbed his every waking hour and his only interraction with others humans was over machinery. He had neither the time or the energy to pursue real-live girls. For George's benefit, one hopes they make a new version soon that can allow George to marry and have kids online. We doubt George's mother would approve...she of the black & white tv; Beta tapes and rotary phone...

Etymology: iPad (A tablet computer made by Apple Inc...) & Addicted (compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming)

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Phonopendent

Created by: kenedyb

Pronunciation: phone-o-pen-dent

Sentence: phonopendent means that you can not function properly with out your phone

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Brainary

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: brain-a-ree

Sentence: Being technically minded, Nerdia, could really only process names and addresses if they were stored digitally in her smartphone. She was the perfect example of a brainary.

Etymology: brain + binary

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COMMENTS:

That Nerdia! She really is one zero ... - emdeejay, 2009-04-30: 02:15:00

That Nerdia is a brainiac! - Nosila, 2009-04-30: 18:56:00

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