Verboticism: Cryptphon

'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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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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Hellokia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hehlll oh kee ah

Sentence: His hellokia called to him from someone under the pizza boxes, beer cans and crisp packets

Etymology: nokia hello

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COMMENTS:

hell of a word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 15:29:00

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Eurekaring

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: yur-reek-a-ring

Sentence: Sam had searched everywhere he could think of for his cellphone without success. There was only one thing left to do, the age old method of eurekaring. He picked up the receiver on his home phone and dialled the number, then strained to listen out for familiar tone of 'wake me up before you go go'(don't ask) and sure enough, albeit very muffled he could hear it coming from down the back of the sofa.

Etymology: Eureka(cry of joy when one finds or discovers something) ORIGIN Greek heureka ' I have found it' said to have been uttered by Archimedes around 2oobc + Ring (to use a phone) = Eurekaring

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COMMENTS:

terrific word! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:11:00

Nice ring about it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-09: 17:02:00

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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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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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Seafone

Created by: nhtbrink

Pronunciation: sea as in see, fone as in phone

Sentence: I'll try a seafone, perhaps I'll find it that way

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Wherizon

MrDave2176

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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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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Bringtone

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My bringtone is The Real Slim Shady so that anyone who hears it will bring my phone to me.

Etymology: bring + tone

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COMMENTS:

good word! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 11:26:00

thanks, jabberwocky. Loved yours yesterday, especially since I still have my ancient Atari :) - yellowbird, 2007-11-09: 15:58:00

First off the bat, an excellent word yellowbird - you have my vote! - Kevcom, 2007-11-11: 14:09:00

Spot on: great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:30:00

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Cellapper

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: sel-LAP-per

Sentence: Whenever my cell phone is misplaced, I cellapper it, and voila! there it is, aglow in the black hole of my purse, or singing within the sofa cushions.

Etymology: cell: short for cell phone. The Clapper: a sound activated invention that switches on and off lamps.

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