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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Fatalmobia

Created by: ziggy

Pronunciation: fay-tal-mo-bia

Sentence: A panic arising from the threat of imminent disconnection whilst holding a conversation on your cell phone.

Etymology: fatal-dead mo-mobile bia-from phobia

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Panicell

Created by: scarletzinc

Pronunciation: pah-nee-sayl

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Etymology: Panic Cell

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

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Phonbia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōnbēə

Sentence: Jill practically lives with her celly in hand. Talking, texting, surfing... she’s all about it. One of the problems this causes is a major case of phonbia, a general case of what if. What if the signal fades? What if the battery fails? What if she sprains her thumb? AAAAAAAAAAAA!

Etymology: phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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Tunamobphobia

Created by: valevans

Pronunciation: ton-a-mo-bee-fo-bee-a

Sentence: Sally suffered from tunamobphobia when she was on a train about to go into a tunnel

Etymology: mob-move phobia-fear

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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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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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Telecomaddict

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Tell-eh-kom-add-ikt

Sentence: Such is the addictive and intrusive nature of the personal telecommunications explosion that it seems one cannot travel on public transit, walk in the street, sit in a park, visit a museum or art gallery without being assaulted by the jarring noise of someones cell phone or crackberry and the absolute insistence of the owner to immediately stop whatever they are doing to answer it. These telecomaddicts even get agitated or offensively angry if it is suggested they turn off these electronic devices and soon begin to exhibit classic symptoms that were previously associated with alchohol and drug withdrawal. Perhaps the story "Caves of Steel" is not so far fetched as it appeared when it was first published. THE LUDDITES WERE RIGHT!!!!!!

Etymology: Telecommunication- The subversive intrusion of electronic brainwashing and individual isolation through the disguise of increased freedom of communication. / Addict- The recipient of telecommunication

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Nophonobia

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: no-fn-obia the accent is on OBIA. fn is barely pronounced

Sentence: Despite Lana's nophonobia, ironically, she's always one to lose her phone or accidentally destroy it in odd ways like when she dropped it in her water at Pei Wei as she passed it to Zack.

Etymology: no + phone + phobia (an intense, abnormal, or illogical fear of a specified thing)

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Great word! - Mustang, 2008-04-03: 18:59:00

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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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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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