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

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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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Ademophobia

Created by: Haydon

Pronunciation: A, Dem O, Phopia

Sentence: The fear of losing conention of others.

Etymology: A- without demo- people phobia- fear

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Acellularphobia

Created by: klee66

Pronunciation: a-cell-u-lar-phobia

Sentence: She suffers from acellularphobia

Etymology: Prefix: a-witihout cellular- having to do with mobile phone phobia- fear of

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Cellphobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell-FO-bya

Sentence: Celine would suffer bouts of debilitating cellphobia whenever her cell phone service suffered even a momentary outage and as often as not she'd shriek or make other kinds of noises that gave those around her great concern.

Etymology: Blend of 'cell' (short name for cell phone) and 'phobia' (irrational fear)

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COMMENTS:

She needs to get weaned off cells gradually with some cell-you-light! Good Word. - Nosila, 2009-05-22: 11:54:00

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Excommunicapitation

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: ex-com-yoon-ih-cap-ih-tay-shun

Sentence: Marian was generally a laid back person that showed little worry or frustration with life's daily problems. However all bets were off if she was deprived of her cell phone's signal strength. She regularly calmed any anxiety by calling or texting her friends and family and was perfectly content -- as long as there was enough signal strength for the phone. This calmness was not the case when she had to enter a new building where she had not cased out before and didn't know where any dead spots were. She was a nervous wreck if she had to leave her suburban sprawl neighborhood for the big city -- what if there was a tunnel she had to go in without service, what if the tall buildings blocked a signal? Camping? Forget it. Too remote. She suffered from intense fear of excommunicaptiation.

Etymology: ex, no longer + communi, communication + cap, head + ation, state of being

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Tunnaphobia

Created by: sammyclark

Pronunciation: tun-ah-fo-bee-ah

Sentence: to feel distressed and panicy about losing cell phone reception in a tunnel

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Hysterimissedcall

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hiss/ter/i/mist/call

Sentence: Sally became hysterimissedcall when her cell phone broke down just as she was about to accept a once in a lifetime job offer.

Etymology: hysteria + missed call + hysterical

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COMMENTS:

Good one...nightmare scenario. Don't you think they should call it histeria when it's a guy and hersteria when it happens to a girl??? - Nosila, 2009-05-22: 12:00:00

libertybelle clever! - libertybelle, 2009-05-22: 14:24:00

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Necellrosis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nuh/cell/ros/is

Sentence: Because of Jenny's complete and utter reliance on her phone, she goes into a state of necellrosis when there is any type of service interruption.

Etymology: cell + necrosis (from Greek nekrosis - becoming dead, state of death) + neurosis

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Deringed

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: dee - ring - d

Sentence: Cindy became positively deringed when her cell phone lost power during the thunderstorm.

Etymology: deranged, ring (as in phone call)

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Cellinervosa

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sell - eh - nerv - oh - sa

Sentence: Judy had a severe attack of cllinervosa when she realized that she had left her phone charger at home and her battery was almost run down. How would she live without live chat, mobile social apps, games and her tunes. These things were what allowed her to survive her workday.

Etymology: Cell (cell-phone) + Nervosa (a nervous disorder)

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