Verboticism: Phonlymne

'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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Beacontone

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: bee-kon-tone

Sentence: Doug had specially programmed his cellphone to ring with a custom high-pitched tone when dialed from his landline. He called it a "beacontone" and was quite proud of it. The problem was that it was so high-pitched he couldn't hear it. He kept forgetting to reprogram it so whenever he lost the phone he would have to call the kid from next door to listen for it.

Etymology: beacon, tone

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Crypthphon

Created by: ashrogers1734

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I must crypthphon quickly! My phone has been lost for days, try to listen for the ring!

Etymology: Crypth - hidden or secret Phon - sound or telephone

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Cellabait

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sell a bate

Sentence: Hope was running out. Hope had to get to work at the Drag Club soon. But Hope could not find his cellphone. After much searching through the piles of clothes and costumes scattered around Hope's house, Hope dialed the cellphone number on the house phone and Hallelujah, the cellabait cellabrations could begin when the weak but distinctive musical sound of Hope's cellphone belting out "I'm just a girl who cayn't say no" rang out joyously amid the heaps of lace and satin!

Etymology: cell (cellular telephone) & abate (to reduce in intensity)& bait (to lure) & celibate (abstaining from sex by taking a vow)

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Faultercall

Created by: haptotrope

Pronunciation: Fawl-ter-call

Sentence: Peering into the breeze of the abyss of things, and piles, and dirty underwear, Bill knew that the cellphone was there... so close, but a faultercall away.

Etymology: Faulter - being at fault, also evokes earthquake "fault" - and Call; phone call.

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Callmeme

Created by: retoricaljoe

Pronunciation: call me me

Sentence: She┬┤s still callmemeing. she might have left her cellphone in another place.

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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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Lostandphoned

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lost and foned

Sentence: Stanley's swinging bachelor pad was always such a mess that he usually misplaced his cell phone. The only way he could ever find it was to call it from the land phone and trace it. He called it the lostandphoned method. Too bad they had not yet invented a similar idea for missing eyeglasses...like if you made a spectacle of yourself, they would come into sight. Maybe if Stanley cleaned his place he wouldn't always lose his stuff!

Etymology: Play on Lost & Found (A repository in a public place, as in a school or theater, where found items are kept for reclaiming by their owners.) & Phoned (called on the telephone)

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COMMENTS:

karenanne Good one - karenanne, 2010-03-08: 12:30:00

artr Good word. Just what I would have thought if I thought of it. - artr, 2010-03-08: 15:07:00

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Cellicit

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cell/lis/it

Sentence: When Jamie misplaces his phone, he cellicits it by relying on the cellhearular method of calling his own number and listening carefully for his personal and unique ring tone.

Etymology: cell phone + elicit (to call forth, draw out)

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Autophonia

Created by: georgedent

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Noun: He often rsorted to autophonia to find his iPhone. Verb: She autophoned herself daily since she could not keep up with her cell phone.

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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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