Verboticism: Cellparation

'Aaahhh! Stop the train! '

DEFINITION: v. To feel stressed and anxious and when your mobile phone runs out of battery power, drops its network connection, or in the worst case, gets misplaced and lost. n. A panic attack caused by an interruption in your mobile phone service.

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Flipanic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: flipanik

Sentence: Marcia is known to flipanic whenever she loses the signal for her cell. Her friends know the signs. First there is the look of dread on her face, followed by the quivering lip and finally the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Before she starts pulling out her hair they just need to nudge or move her to a spot where she can get bars.

Etymology: flip phone (The flip phone or clamshell is an electronics form factor which is in two or more sections that fold via a hinge) + panic (sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety)

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Cellabreak

Created by: torontorc

Pronunciation: sell-a-break

Sentence: I was talking to my mom when all of a sudden for no flippin' reason, I had a cellabreak and she was gone.

Etymology:

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Anthrophobiaectoclaacu

Created by: roulouken331

Pronunciation: AnthrOE- Phobia- EctOE- ClAH- AHcu

Sentence: Her Anthrophobiaectoclaacu was so bad she had to live only where there was service from her cell phone company.

Etymology: Anthro- Human Phobia- Fear of Ecto- outside Cla- to break Acu- To hear

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Cellphobiainterruptis

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: cell phobia inter rupt is

Sentence: Suddenly, she launched into a severe case of cellphobiainterruptis, while on the train!

Etymology: Latin- phobia -fear interruptis- Latin sudden attack

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Disconnectophobia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: diskənektəfōbēə

Sentence: Jenny is connected to her BFF by the ear. If her cell isn’t stuck to the side of her face, it’s only because she is texting instead. Technology has been a godsend for them. It also has given her a bad case of disconnectophobia. The mere thought of a tech failure can make her break out in a cold sweat.

Etymology: disconnect (break the connection of or between) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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Imservusphobia

Created by: moontopia

Pronunciation: im-ser-vus-fo-bee-a

Sentence: The crazy and wishing to be youthful woman was stricken with imservusphobia, when her cell phone made the undesirable beep when she was texting her 92-year old mom.

Etymology: im-not servus-sevice phobia-fear

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Mobilephobia

Created by: lindseyhamrick

Pronunciation: Mo-bull-pho-bia

Sentence: Anne went through mobilephobia for a week when she left her phone at her house when she went on vacation.

Etymology: Phobia- fear of

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Blackberror

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: BLACK-bare-er

Sentence: It wasn't bad enough that Gwen was running late for the meeting, but all hell broke loose when she suffered another BlackBerror and wasn't able to find out that the location had changed.

Etymology: BlackBerry + Error

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Cellanxious

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: Sell-aink-shus

Sentence: Some neighbors figured Martha had been cheating on Ed, but really it was her cellanxious dependency to stay within a wireless service area that inspired him to leave her for good and head up to the mountains on a permanent hunting trip. He didn't feel like he was abandoning her as he packed up the jeep; he could see her through the dirty windows, talking on her damn cell phone.

Etymology: Cell+anxious

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Tingalingxiety

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: tingaling-Zahy-i-tee.

Sentence: "Ring, ring, why don't you give me a call" abbamatically reperdittied inside Bob's tunestuck head. He had lost his mobile, and felt like he was in cellutary confinement. Exilophoned, he cried out, "How loud is the silence, doesn't it ever go away?" Orphoned, telereaved, he prayed that it hadn't fallen into the wrong hands. His pathetic dependence on it, together with his excessive texting and phoning, made him a chatatonic cliche, a stereotype of tingalingxiety.

Etymology: TINGALINNG: onomatopoeia for the sound of a phone & ANXIETY:troubled, uneasy, distressed.

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COMMENTS:

five bonus verboticisms, not counting the off-def ones. Amazing. You're a star. Pronunciation is a bit awkward, though. Is that what you really meant? - stache, 2008-04-03: 07:23:00

so many great words - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-03: 13:00:00

yes, that's what I thought. Better now (says your friendly pronuncidunce (Pro NUN suh dunce)). - stache, 2008-04-03: 18:41:00

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