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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Chronagon

Created by: Freepiehere

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Finding this phone is going to be a great Chronagon; especially since it's on silent.

Etymology: Chron-Time Agon- Struggle

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Cowcell

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: cow-sel

Sentence: Not only do I keep losing my phone, but also keep forgetting where I am, so my wife tied a cellphone around my neck and told me to call it whenever I get lost. It works! 'Cause now I know where I am -- right here.

Etymology: Cowbell transformed by a cellular phone

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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.....

Etymology:

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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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Selfphone

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: self-fone

Sentence: When rummaging through the dirty laundry, garbage, and refrigerator didn't work, Bob tried to selfphone his number in the hope that he could hear his lost phone.

Etymology: cel phone, self

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COMMENTS:

I dig it. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:40:00

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Cellflocation

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: self-location

Sentence: Miranda had misplaced her mobile phone so many times that she had downloaded a special ringtone of Kelly Clarkson's song "you found me" for those cellflocation calls. At last she had really found herself.

Etymology: cell (as in cellphone) + self + location (the act of finding something)

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COMMENTS:

If it were only so easy to "find one's self"... Kudos for working Kelly Clarkson into your sentence. "Aaah, Kelly Clarkson!! -- Steve Carell, from 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' - Tigger, 2007-11-09: 02:56:00

good one petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 10:20:00

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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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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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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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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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