Verboticism: Mobilephobia

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Mobilegroan

Created by: Kazizzle

Pronunciation: moh/bull/grown

Sentence: Denise released a loud mobilegroan when she realized her cell phone didn't get service in Europe.

Etymology: "Mobile phone" - a portable telephone and "Groan" - a low, guttural sound of frustration.

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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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Tunnaphobia

Created by: sammyclark

Pronunciation: tun-ah-fo-bee-ah

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

Etymology:

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Distelephobia

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Created by: lauram22

Pronunciation: dis-tell-eh-fo-b-ia

Sentence: Jenny was overcome with distelephobia when she couldn't find her cell phone

Etymology: dis- lost tele- phone phobia- fear of

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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Nonconexaphobia

Created by: jboileau97

Pronunciation: NoN-Con-Ex-A-PhO-BiA

Sentence: My friend suffers noncenexaphobia.

Etymology: Non- not Conex-conecceted Phobia- fear of Fear of not being connected

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