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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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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Purscellual

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: per-sell-yu-uhl

Sentence: The piles of clothes and junk made for a difficult purcellual, luckily his dad had a metal detector.

Etymology: pursual (search) + cell (phone)

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Cellfing

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: "selfing"

Sentence: I've been cellfing my phone for hours, to no avail...I must have left it at the pub.

Etymology:

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Tonely

Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: tohn-lee

Sentence: When I called my cell I could hear its tonely sound coming from the pocket of my jeans. Now if I only knew where I left my jeans.

Etymology: tone + lonely

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COMMENTS:

nice word. brings back bad memories though - leechdude, 2007-11-09: 20:50:00

Celp! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-10: 05:12:00

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Wherizon

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: ware-I-zon

Sentence: I tried to wherizon my phone but I couldn't hear it now.

Etymology: Where + (ver)izon

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COMMENTS:

Also a good term for when you can't find a darn signal -- "I'm going to try to walk around a bit; see if I can wherizon up some bars." - Tigger, 2007-11-10: 23:49:00

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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.

Etymology:

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Locataring

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: lō-kā'-tə-rĭng

Sentence: Instead of burrowing through the dozen or so piles and clothes and other junk in his room to find his cellphone, Kevin just picked up his home phone and pulled off a locataring, successfully homing in on the muffletone coming from the pocket of the jeans he wore yesterday.

Etymology: locate (Latin. locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.) + a + ring (Old English. hringan)

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Cellulocating

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: sel-yu-LOH-keyt

Sentence: "Hey Mike!" "Shutup, I'm cellulocating and it's on vibrate."

Etymology: Cellular + Locating

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COMMENTS:

I think I should have said Self-cellulocating. Because regular cellulocating would happen when you get someone else to call your phone for you. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:32:00

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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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Myselocate

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: my sell uh kate

Sentence: Henrietta did not accompany Herman to the dog show because she could not successfully myselocate her mobile phone and she was awaiting an important call from her dentist who eventually informed her that the radio signal she was receiving through her molar was actually not transceiver-related, but rather a side effect of the anti-psychotic medication she was taking.

Etymology: my+cell+locate

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