Verboticism: Crypthesis

'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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Hideandgobeep

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hahyd-n-goh-beep

Sentence: Jerry is one of the few people under 30 who still has a land-line phone. He never calls anybody on it. None of his friends even know the number. He only uses it when he plays hideandgobeep to locate the cell phone he misplaces at least three times a day.

Etymology: hide-and-go-seek (one of a variety of children's games in which, according to specified rules, one player gives the others a chance to hide and then attempts to find them) + beep (a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn or electronic device)

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Denialtone

Created by: cysglyd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Calling the missing mobile gained him nothing but a plaintive denialtone.

Etymology: dialtone, denial

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Clutterring

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klətərring

Sentence: Charley is quite poor at keeping track of things. He never sets things down in the same place twice. Things end up in the strangest places. He is still trying to figure out how one of his socks ended up in a mayonnaise jar in the fridge, but that*s a different story. His current challenge is to not loose his company-issued Blackberry. He has tried several unique techniques. First there was the gecko location which involved rubber-banding the phone to his pet lizard. FAIL! Mr. Green Britches just shed a tail and went off to sell insurance. Then he tried the string theory. He tied a string around his finger and one around the phone with the thought that like things attract. FAIL! He attached a cookie with a thought that somehow his computer would help him. FAIL! Following the ants only worked for a short time. Finally he has a method that works, clutterring. He bought a tiny, cheap cell that he keeps on a cord around his neck and calls the Blackberry when he needs it. If it is dark, the light on the phone acts like one of those **as seen on TV** specials, the Clapper.(clapperring)

Etymology: clutter (a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass) + ring (of a telephone; produce a series of resonant or vibrating sounds to signal an incoming call)

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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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Cellalert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell-uh-lert

Sentence: Unable to find his cell phone amidst the clutter Elwood sent himself a cellalert from his landline.

Etymology: cell (cell phone) + alert

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Couchufindit

tvharper

Created by: tvharper

Pronunciation: kouch-you-fin-dit

Sentence: I lost my phone! Alright, I'll just have to couchufindit.

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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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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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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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Reconnaiscelling

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: re-con-nais-cel-ling

Sentence: Jerry lost his phone again... So began the daily reconnaiscelling mission.....

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