Verboticism: Cryptophonagogue

'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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Crypthesis

Created by: delanybug

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I lost my phone a few days ago, its now in a crypthesis place never to be seen again.

Etymology: crypt-hidden the-place a hidden place, no where to be found.

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Marcalporing

Created by: scola

Pronunciation: mar-CALL-poh-ring

Sentence: Having left his phone in a pants pocket, the muffled marcalporing sounded from the bottom of Steve's laundry pile.

Etymology: "call" and "ring" meet "Marco Polo", the classic call and response kids game.

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Phonlymne

Created by: InuYasha11

Pronunciation:

Sentence: For the third time this week, Melissa had once again made a phonlymne after leaving her cellphone on vibrate.

Etymology: Phon - sound Ly - to loosen Mne - to remember

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Tingalinquery

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: TING-uh-LING-kweer-ee

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

Etymology: TING -A- lING: the sound of a phone & QUERY: a question; an inquiry.

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:08:00

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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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Masturtweet

Created by: trademagrag

Pronunciation: mass-ter-tweet

Sentence: I found my phone, but it was a bit embarrassing when my roommate caught me masturtweeting.

Etymology: masturbate + tweet

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Vibraflinrin

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Vibe + Flin + Rin

Sentence: Alright bro, I'm gonna vibraflinrin my cell, so shut your mouth already!

Etymology: Vibrate + Fling + Ring

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Cellicit

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cell/lis/it

Sentence: When Joe 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: CELLICIT - verb - from - CELL PHONE + ELICIT (to bring, draw out, or call forth)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:10:00

Cellicit is also when telemarketers for phone companies call you at home, during dinner, every night! - Nosila, 2008-10-08: 20:33:00

Excellent - Mustang, 2008-10-09: 05:17:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-09: 17:03:00

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Sonacryptaphone

Created by: danibriggs

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Hold on dude, I'm listening for my sonacryptaphone!

Etymology: sona-sound crypt-hidden phone-sound

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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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