Verboticism: Hyperphonism

'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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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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Exocryptomne

Created by: ntaylor

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After experiencing exocryptomne, now I will always keep my phone on ringer, not silent.

Etymology: (exo- outside + crypt- hidden + mne- memory)

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Cellocator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SEL-oh-cayt-ehr

Sentence: Brad was forever misplacing his cell phone or having it hidden under a pile of clothing or other items and he had become fairly adept with his cellocator method which consisted of calling his cell from another phone, hoping to hear it ringing.

Etymology: Blend of 'cell' (cell phone) and 'locator' (a device for finding something)

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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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Cryptmne

Created by: nicolebolavage

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He wasn't able to cryptmne, because he had his phone on silent.

Etymology: crypt- hidden, secret mne- to remember

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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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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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Buzzterbation

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: buz-ter-bay-shon

Sentence: Even though she knew it was a sin to spill her cell on the couch, Kimberly often fell asleep playing snake on her Nokia 5110 while watching Animal Planet. She often woke up and would buzzterbate frantically, searching through layer and layer of snuggie and slanket for the precious piece of pulsating plastic that once saved her life.

Etymology: buzz (to call) + -terbation (well, I'm a little embarrassed to say)

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Rinmisone

Created by: cormacaroni

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Diallocate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dahyl-LOH-keyt

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

Etymology: 1. Dial & locate. 2. Notingaling (Pr. no-ting-a-ling): The sound of a lost (cell) phone. 3. Phonepoint: Based on phone & pinpoint.

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COMMENTS:

I love notingaling - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 09:38:00

Wow, four great words! ...Gets my vote. - Tigger, 2007-11-09: 19:21:00

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