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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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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Beacontone

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: bee-kon-tone

Sentence: Doug had specially programmed his cellphone to ring with a custom high-pitched tone when dialed from his landline. He called it a "beacontone" and was quite proud of it. The problem was that it was so high-pitched he couldn't hear it. He kept forgetting to reprogram it so whenever he lost the phone he would have to call the kid from next door to listen for it.

Etymology: beacon, tone

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Hyperphonism

Created by: ysledd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His hyperphonism was beginning to give me a headache.

Etymology: Hyper-, excessive phon-, sound, voice ism-, belief in

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Rinmisone

Created by: cormacaroni

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Echocellucation

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Ech o cel lu ca tion

Sentence: It was by means of echocellucation that he found the telephone his angry girlfriend had thrown in in the field.

Etymology: Echolocation (means of determining an object's location by reflected sound) & cellular (zombie inducin' portable phone)

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COMMENTS:

great word and great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:11:00

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Cellectivehearing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sell/ek/tiv/hearing

Sentence: Fortunately for Bill, who was forever misplacing his cell phone, his cellectivehearing was so finely tuned that he could pick out his ring tone in a hay stack.

Etymology: selective hearing + cell

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COMMENTS:

nice one JW - galwaywegian, 2008-10-08: 14:55:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-10-08: 14:59:00

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Cryptalg

Created by: smstone0413

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A hidden pain, the ringing of the lost phone was a cryptalg.

Etymology: Crypt- Hidden alg- Pain

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Phonamne

Created by: 719985

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I lost Katy Perry's phone and couldn't find it, so I called it and heard the phonamne!

Etymology: phon - sound, a, mne - to remember

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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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Anticicall

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: an-ti-si-cal

Sentence: In order to hear the ring tone, Joe had to anticicall quite hard because some guy yesterday had changed his ringtone to a faint humming noise.

Etymology: anticipate, call

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