Verboticism: Blackberiberi

'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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Blackedoutberry

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blakd owt berree

Sentence: SONYa Ericsson went into Blackedoutberry mode, when her communicator failed to connect with the Mother ship. In her Qwest for an I-mate, she had gotten out of the Rover, and in one Cingular move had stepped on something Sharp, fell on her Acer, got a Gigabyte on her Vertu and did a Handspring back onto her Mitsubishi spacecraft, just before she ran out of O2. Over the Verizon, she spied a Cricket on a Palm and Samsung the praises of a Nokia No Kiss, NoTel policy before she Motorola'd back to Earth. When she landed safely in the Pacific, all the Siemens gave her a Boost Mobile, so she is now no longer a Virgin Mobile. Wit-DaeWoo! Wit-Daewoo!

Etymology: Blackberry ( a wireless handheld device which supports push email, web browsing, internet faxing, instant messaging, text messaging and other communication services.) & Blacked Out (a momentary loss of consciousness ;the failure of electric power for a general region;darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft);a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting ;partial or total loss of memory)

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COMMENTS:

Wonder if you couldn't make a great pie from blackedout berries. - Mustang, 2009-05-22: 01:15:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:08:00

clever! - splendiction, 2009-05-22: 21:56:00

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Cellophantism

Created by: biscuitbiter

Pronunciation: cell-o-fan-tis-sm

Sentence: She let loose her cellophantism with loud howls of horror when realised the little battery-shaped icon on her mobile phone display was blinking red.

Etymology:

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Roamophobe

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: Rohm-ah-fobe

Sentence: Bruce, with his pink Razr phone and its several Hello Kitty charms attached, would openly weep in roamophobic terror when the bus would enter the Lincoln Tunnel. How was he supposed to watch reruns of Project Runway with no bars?

Etymology: roam - use of a cell phone outside of one's calling area, phobe - person who has a particular phobia

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COMMENTS:

very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-03: 10:58:00

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Phonozmiac

Created by: Gidaio

Pronunciation: fon-oz-me-ak

Sentence: The phonozmiac screamed, "Stop the train!!"

Etymology: I dunno. Just something that sounded cool. I guess "phone" + "phobiac."

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Motorolapse

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: motor/olapse

Sentence: He had a motorolapse and could only be revived by loud ringtones.

Etymology: motorola + lapse

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-03: 18:46:00

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Blackberiberi

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: blahk behree behree

Sentence: It was the worst case of blackberiberi ever seen, causing severe iphobia and naukea

Etymology: blackberry beriberi

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COMMENTS:

phonetically perfect! - Nosila, 2011-10-26: 07:20:00

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Cellohpain

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sell-oh-pane

Sentence: Passing through the cellyouvoid tunnel, Sue's cellohpain was plainly written on the furrowed lines of her face.

Etymology: cell (phone), oh, pain

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-03: 13:01:00

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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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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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Nosigphobia

Created by: ErikLarson

Pronunciation: NO-sig-FObia

Sentence: I suffer from a very serious case of Nosigphobia.

Etymology: No- None Sig- Signal Phobia- Fear of

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