Verboticism: Callphone

'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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Selfphone

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: self-fone

Sentence: When rummaging through the dirty laundry, garbage, and refrigerator didn't work, Bob tried to selfphone his number in the hope that he could hear his lost phone.

Etymology: cel phone, self

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COMMENTS:

I dig it. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:40:00

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Lostone

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /lɔ:stəʊn/

Sentence: Shh, shh, please, allow me to lostone my cell... Try to locate its lostone, can you hear it?

Etymology: LOSTONE. From Lost (No longer in the possession, care, or control of someone or something) + Ringtone (A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call)

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Phonamne

Created by: 719985

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I lost Katy Perry's phone and couldn't find it, so I called it and heard the phonamne!

Etymology: phon - sound, a, mne - to remember

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Bringtone

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My bringtone is The Real Slim Shady so that anyone who hears it will bring my phone to me.

Etymology: bring + tone

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COMMENTS:

good word! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 11:26:00

thanks, jabberwocky. Loved yours yesterday, especially since I still have my ancient Atari :) - yellowbird, 2007-11-09: 15:58:00

First off the bat, an excellent word yellowbird - you have my vote! - Kevcom, 2007-11-11: 14:09:00

Spot on: great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:30:00

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Diallocate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dahyl-LOH-keyt

Sentence: A teasing telenigma taunted Bob with the usual "notingaling" when he tried to diallocate and phonepoint his cellphone.

Etymology: 1. Dial & locate. 2. Notingaling (Pr. no-ting-a-ling): The sound of a lost (cell) phone. 3. Phonepoint: Based on phone & pinpoint.

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COMMENTS:

I love notingaling - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 09:38:00

Wow, four great words! ...Gets my vote. - Tigger, 2007-11-09: 19:21:00

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Locaphoning

Created by: tuckerdognc

Pronunciation: Loca-fone, loca-foning

Sentence: Wait a sec. I'm locaphoning to find it right now. (Not to be confused with trying to locate your car: Locahonking.)

Etymology: Locating + the item or process: Locaphoning, Locahonking, Locabuzzing

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Cryptomim

Created by: arandomperson97

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His phone was missing so he called it hoping to hear the ringtone.

Etymology: crypt-hidden o-song mim-to imitate

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Cryptphon

Created by: JoshB

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jimmy was cryptphoning all night looking for his lost phone.

Etymology: Crypt means hidden, and phon means phone.

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Hiddaring

Created by: forlove169

Pronunciation: hid-a-ring

Sentence: When Jan could not find her phone, her last option was hiddaringing it to find its location.

Etymology: A combination of hidden and a ring.

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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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