Verboticism: Gadgamnesia

'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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Devicecontrived

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: De-vice-con-trive-d

Sentence: Mary was into technology that Mary had forgotten how "devicecontrived" she was until,she had to pull up her name on her I-Phone to tell Gus!

Etymology: Device: An invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks. Contrived: forced, planned, laboured, strained, artificial, elaborate, unnatural, overdone

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Appleratus

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/pul/ra/tus

Sentence: "Let's see"..."I have my iPod, my iPhone and my Macbook. That's all my appleratus so now I'm all macked, oh sorry I meant packed."

Etymology: apple + apparatus

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Cyberspaced

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: sy-bur-spaysd

Sentence: She was google-eyed and about to crash. She was so cyberspaced that she couldn't remember her own name without checking her iphone's contact list. She needed a nap to reboot.

Etymology: CYBERSPACE (the electronic medium of computer networks, in which online communication takes place) + SPACED (to become stupified or disoriented from or as if from a drug.)

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COMMENTS:

another great word and the sentence always woes me over - DrWebster111, 2009-05-01: 18:52:00

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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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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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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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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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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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Ebrainsupport

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: e brain sup port

Sentence: After the heavy use of electronic devices, multimedia cell phones, greyberries and computers, dependency occurs: the human brain ceases to function independently, and requires ebrainsupport systems to think. While on ebrainsupport, an individual can produce thought, make basic decisions, access memory stored on the system. Consider Ella here: her ebrainsupport remembers her name for her and can do many things for her. Unfortunately, those who reach brain death and require ebrainsupport lose a sense of who they really are - personality becomes redundant.

Etymology: From LIFE SUPPORT and electronic = electronic brain support system.

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bye ;/ - splendiction, 2009-04-30: 23:10:00

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