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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Lostone

vmalcolm

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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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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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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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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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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Callphone

Created by: irving

Pronunciation:

Sentence: i'm try to find my callphone does anybody find it

Etymology: callphone is when you looking for something but you never find it

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COMMENTS:

cool - irving, 2014-04-30: 14:37:00

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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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Amnegon

Created by: YourEnglishPal

Pronunciation: nope

Sentence: Finding this cell phone will be an amnegon...

Etymology: MNE- to remember Agon- Struggle "Struggle to remember"

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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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Telecryptone

Created by: juliadeboard

Pronunciation: tele-crip-tone

Sentence: Can I use your telecryptone to find my phone?

Etymology: tele-far, crypt-hidden,+ -one

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