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'Yeah, I do have a lot of online friends.'

DEFINITION: v. To be so immersed in a virtual world that you forget about your responsibilities to the physical world -- like your job, your family, or even feeding and washing yourself. n. A person who lives exclusively in their imagination.

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Created by: verysimplegame

Pronunciation: Ahv-ah-tar-ded

Sentence: His aparment was a wreck - food strewn about the floor in a semi-intelligent arc tracing from the door to the computer. And the place REEKED. Johan wondered if Mike could be... avatarded.

Etymology: Avatar + retarded

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: del loo shun al

Sentence: Fern was obsessed with being online 24/7. She never went outside nor did traditional social meets. All her relationships and schooling were online, not based in reality. In fact she had become very dellusional of late and only a major power cut would bring her back to reality!

Etymology: Dell (Computer company founded by Michael Dell in 1984) & Delusional (suffering from or characterized by delusions)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: app ell op lex ee

Sentence: She suffered from appleoplexy . I I I

Etymology: apoplext apple

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Created by: daisy

Pronunciation: sy-ber-loo-zer

Sentence: "No, it's not cool that you are a level 4 wizard on everquest - you're such a cyberloser."


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: hip-net-ized

Sentence: Bob got hypnetized by Youtube for 8 hours straight. Later, his wife had to use WD40 to peel his butt from the vinyl chair.

Etymology: hypnotized, net


Bob got hypnetized by Youtube for 8 hours straight. Later, his wife had to use WD40 to peel his butt from the vinyl chair. - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-08: 04:33:00

Obviously, I'm suffering from sleep depverbation. - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-08: 04:36:00

very hyp - galwaywegian, 2007-05-08: 07:43:00


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Created by: katytee



Etymology: (virtual recluse)

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Created by: zrotv

Pronunciation: net - rek -d

Sentence: I had a lot of stuff to do this weekend, but then I started reading wikipedia and got totally netwrecked.

Etymology: network + wrecked

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Created by: AnnieChandon




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Created by: Bertie


Sentence: I broke into the flat only to find that the poor soul was already depitute.


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E mersed

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: E/mersed

Sentence: She is totally E-mersed within her own little world from her home to any 'Hot Spot' cafe.

Etymology: E (electronic) + immersed


Very good ... though I'm not sure if an underscore counts in the usual word rules. I still like it though! - jedijawa, 2007-05-08: 23:48:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-08: 02:33:00
Today's definition was inspired by Cory Doctorow's short story "Anda's Game" which is published in Overclocked. It was also suggested by HubbMU.
Thank you Cory and HubbMU! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-08: 09:53:00
Weeklink rants again and uncovers a few lost words from last week's verbacious verbuttle. Read: The Cup of Verbotomy, Part Deux.

HubbMU - 2007-05-08: 10:08:00
Thanks for using my definition!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-08: 10:31:00
Thank you HubbMu. It's a great definition. A lot of people can relate to it -- especially if they are gamers or bloggers. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-05-08: 12:52:00
Great to see all the new Verbotomists!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-08: 16:04:00
ECLUSIONIST is pretty good.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-24: 00:34:00
Today's definition was suggested by doctorow. Thank you doctorow. ~ James

cybersloth - 2010-01-02: 06:40:00
I would like to rebut your comments on the definition of cybersloth seen here ( 'cybersloth' is methodical and accurate, knows what move to make but it may take time. Not the friend of the impatient. From a theological view point I feel that you are free to think what you will about any subject; however you must be careful because all actions have consequences. Luckily I am not easily offended. I believe that I am not the only cybersloth, I may be the only one that is spelt exclusively with all lower case. By the way, I don’t use social networking sites and spend more time working on local resources both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’, if this does not make sense to you………. cybersloth. 02-01-2010