Verboticism: Buzzterbation

'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

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Seafone

Created by: nhtbrink

Pronunciation: sea as in see, fone as in phone

Sentence: I'll try a seafone, perhaps I'll find it that way

Etymology:

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Wringtone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ring tone

Sentence: When he misplaced his cellphone in his messy bedroom, George was fret with worry. His ringtone was a wringtone until he could trace it's location by calling his cell with his landline.

Etymology: Wring (to twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish, one's hands in frustration or worry) & Tone (sound;pitch) and Wordplay on Ringtone(the distinctive noise your cellphone makes when you get a call)

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Ecallocation

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: E-kȯl-lō-ˈkā-shən

Sentence: Erin stumbled around her room, trying to find her cell phone via Ecallocation.

Etymology: From the words: Call: to get or try to get in communication with by telephone. and Echolocation: a physiological process for locating distant or invisible objects (as prey) by sound waves reflected back to the emitter (as a bat) from the objects

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COMMENTS:

EXCELLENT! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:28:00

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Cryptalg

Created by: smstone0413

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A hidden pain, the ringing of the lost phone was a cryptalg.

Etymology: Crypt- Hidden alg- Pain

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Buzzterbation

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: buz-ter-bay-shon

Sentence: Even though she knew it was a sin to spill her cell on the couch, Kimberly often fell asleep playing snake on her Nokia 5110 while watching Animal Planet. She often woke up and would buzzterbate frantically, searching through layer and layer of snuggie and slanket for the precious piece of pulsating plastic that once saved her life.

Etymology: buzz (to call) + -terbation (well, I'm a little embarrassed to say)

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Tonely

Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: tohn-lee

Sentence: When I called my cell I could hear its tonely sound coming from the pocket of my jeans. Now if I only knew where I left my jeans.

Etymology: tone + lonely

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COMMENTS:

nice word. brings back bad memories though - leechdude, 2007-11-09: 20:50:00

Celp! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-10: 05:12:00

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Cellulocating

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: sel-yu-LOH-keyt

Sentence: "Hey Mike!" "Shutup, I'm cellulocating and it's on vibrate."

Etymology: Cellular + Locating

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COMMENTS:

I think I should have said Self-cellulocating. Because regular cellulocating would happen when you get someone else to call your phone for you. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:32:00

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Cellicit

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cell/lis/it

Sentence: When Joe misplaces his phone, he cellicits it by relying on the cellhearular method of calling his own number and listening carefully for his personal and unique ring tone.

Etymology: CELLICIT - verb - from - CELL PHONE + ELICIT (to bring, draw out, or call forth)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:10:00

Cellicit is also when telemarketers for phone companies call you at home, during dinner, every night! - Nosila, 2008-10-08: 20:33:00

Excellent - Mustang, 2008-10-09: 05:17:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-09: 17:03:00

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Cellocator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SEL-oh-cayt-ehr

Sentence: Brad was forever misplacing his cell phone or having it hidden under a pile of clothing or other items and he had become fairly adept with his cellocator method which consisted of calling his cell from another phone, hoping to hear it ringing.

Etymology: Blend of 'cell' (cell phone) and 'locator' (a device for finding something)

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Hideandgobeep

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hahyd-n-goh-beep

Sentence: Jerry is one of the few people under 30 who still has a land-line phone. He never calls anybody on it. None of his friends even know the number. He only uses it when he plays hideandgobeep to locate the cell phone he misplaces at least three times a day.

Etymology: hide-and-go-seek (one of a variety of children's games in which, according to specified rules, one player gives the others a chance to hide and then attempts to find them) + beep (a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn or electronic device)

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