Verboticism: Distelephobia

'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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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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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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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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Antivocaphobia

Created by: ttime77

Pronunciation: an-tie-voke-a-fobe-e-a

Sentence: the woman that was very excited about the conversation that was being held on her phone. When the train she was on went into a tunnel, her phone lost service thus she was diagnosed with antivocaphobia.

Etymology: anti- not voc- to call phobia- to be afraid of

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this word sucks.. - sjacksonnnn4, 2011-10-26: 15:15:00

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Loconnection

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: lo-co-neck-shun

Sentence: Debbie was having a peaceful morning until she realized that she forgot to charge her cell phone. She went into a fit of pure loconnection as she panicked over not being able to send texts or make calls for the 2 hours while it charged.

Etymology: loco - spanish for crazy + connection also it is pronounced as "low connection" which could also set off a wave of panic in the cellular dependent

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Incommanicado

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: In-com-man-ick-ar-doh

Sentence: Jane's heart raced as the bars dropped and she began to lose signal. She texted faster but just made more mistakes and had a sinking feeling she wouldn't know the answer before she lost network access again. "OMG u warin blu?" got through but then the ominous NO SIGNAL came up and she felt her eyes tearing up in frustration before she let out a wimpering shriek - "How am I supposed to know what to wear to the party?!" she screamed. "Aaaargh!" And as she looked at her shaking hands and tried not panic for the third time today, she had a vague recollection of her friend calling her "incommanicado", but the significance escaped her. How was she supposed to manage her life if her phone kept dropping out? Ridiculous.

Etymology: Incommunicado - colloquially used to mean unable to be contacted, usually due to distance, location and lack of communication equipment. Manic - colloquially used to mean frantic, such as running around unsure what to do, blubbering, agitated and stressing out.

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very cerebral - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:09:00

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Impossaphone

Created by: Jessalynne

Pronunciation: im-pass-a-fone

Sentence: Kathy's friend treated her impossaphone by limitting her texting and calling at night.

Etymology: noun-to be unable to live without your phone or cell phone/service

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Cellyoufrightus

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sell ewe freye tusss

Sentence: she had all the symptoms of cellyoufrightus, red face, hyperventilation, itchy finger and tunnel vision. They all cleared up once the train left the tunnel.

Etymology: cellulitus cell you fright us

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she should have remained cellyoubate! - Nosila, 2010-06-11: 11:55:00

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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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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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