Verboticism: Panpaltry

'My new phone really cooks.'

DEFINITION: n. A cell phone which is used to keep grocery lists, find recipes, photograph food, set timers, convert measurements, and play the Macarena while you cook. v. To use your cell phone as a kitchen appliance.

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: pan-PAL-tree

Sentence: Veejay was constantly amazed by modern technology. His three-minute egg timer only set him back $59.95 per month with a two year commitment. But it was SO much more than a communication device. It was a full-blown ringamajig, and he was proud of it. To Veejay his phone was a PANPALTRY without which his traditional lemon curry dishes would be impossible to prepare. It was a wondrously indispensable tool, a symbol of his upward mobility, and the world's only splatula which could download ringtones. Unfortunately, it left a metallic aftertaste in the falafels.

Etymology: PANtry+PAL+panTRY=PANPALTRY.....PANTRY:a room (as in a hotel or hospital) for preparation of foods on order;Middle English panetrie, from Anglo-French paneterie, from paneter servant in charge of the pantry, from pain bread, from Latin panis.....PAL:a close friend;Romany phral, phal brother, friend, from Sanskrit bhrātṛ brother; akin to Old English brōthor brother.

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Comments: Panpaltry

metrohumanx - 2009-01-26: 01:47:00
Take THAT, Chef of The Future!

Jabberwocky - 2009-01-26: 11:43:00
some cell phones are actually thin enough now to be used as spatulas - nice to know in an emergeny

Jabberwocky - 2009-01-26: 11:43:00
should have been emergency

OZZIEBOB - 2009-01-26: 16:58:00
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the panpaltry over night? Thanks for the great etymology.

Nosila - 2009-01-26: 20:10:00
Not a paltry's pantastic!