Verboticism: Appleratus

'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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Ependent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēpendənt

Sentence: Some people write themselves notes to remember important things. John will text or e-mail himself to keep his life in order. He is absolutely ependent. Between his laptop and iPhone everything he does is scheduled, planned or stored electronically. His answer to almost any task or question presented is "I have an app for that". He almost had a crisis last Friday when he forgot to schedule bathroom breaks. Luckily he still has a residual biological override.

Etymology: e (denoting anything in an electronic state, esp. the use of electronic data transfer in cyberspace) + dependent (unable to do without)

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Tweetwit

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tweeee twiht

Sentence: They were the perfect couple, he was a tweetwit, she was a tweetwitterher

Etymology: tweet, twit

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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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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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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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Iphoneatic

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: eye-phone-at-ick

Sentence: v. He's totally iphonatic. He can't go 5 minutes without checking his updates on his phone. n. She's an iphonatic, nothing else would spend that much time on mobile Twitter.

Etymology: iPhone+fanatic

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Gismaddiction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GIZ-auh-dik-shun

Sentence: Being smitten with a very passionate gizmadiction, Warren could not pass up any opportunity to fiddle with technological toys or devices and often made a complete fool of himself as he did not have a thorough understanding of some of the systems and applications he often used.

Etymology: Blend of 'gizmo' (A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget) and 'addiction' (Compulsive physiological and psychological need)

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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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Cellshocked

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: sell-shockt

Sentence: Katie was a terminal cellshocker. Sadly, her boyfriend had resorted to texting her immediately after sex to confirm her satisfaction.

Etymology: Cell - phone network. Shocked - acute physical or mental disturbance/state of confusion.

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Idetentee

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Eye Dee Ten Tee

Sentence: Paula thought it rather cute (if a little Jobsian) of her friends to refer her as an iDetentee. Being a touch dyslexic, she would often joke back that she was *not* having an iDetentee crisis. Unfortunately this meant she never realised that her friends were really calling her an ID10T.

Etymology: i (eye?): An Apple (i)nspired (i)nternet fad to begin the name of anything to do with technology with an (i). Detent: to arrest, detain. Detentee (neol): One who is detained. Idiot: One who crashes car whilst txt'ing on a cell/mobile/pda, for example.

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A multilayered verbotomy of true sophistication. Kudos!! - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 01:04:00

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