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'Aaahhh! Stop the train! '

DEFINITION: v. To feel stressed and anxious and when your mobile phone runs out of battery power, drops its network connection, or in the worst case, gets misplaced and lost. n. A panic attack caused by an interruption in your mobile phone service.

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Tunamobphobia

Created by: valevans

Pronunciation: ton-a-mo-bee-fo-bee-a

Sentence: Sally suffered from tunamobphobia when she was on a train about to go into a tunnel

Etymology: mob-move phobia-fear

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Disconnectophobia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: diskənektəfōbēə

Sentence: Jenny is connected to her BFF by the ear. If her cell isn’t stuck to the side of her face, it’s only because she is texting instead. Technology has been a godsend for them. It also has given her a bad case of disconnectophobia. The mere thought of a tech failure can make her break out in a cold sweat.

Etymology: disconnect (break the connection of or between) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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Igmobilephobia

Created by: sjacksonnnn4

Pronunciation: Igg-Mobile-Fobia

Sentence: igmobilephobia has gotten the best of me, i need to get out of these mountains!

Etymology: ig- without, mobile, phobia- fear

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Deringed

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: dee - ring - d

Sentence: Cindy became positively deringed when her cell phone lost power during the thunderstorm.

Etymology: deranged, ring (as in phone call)

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Ademophobia

Created by: Haydon

Pronunciation: A, Dem O, Phopia

Sentence: The fear of losing conention of others.

Etymology: A- without demo- people phobia- fear

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Blackberror

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Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: BLACK-bare-er

Sentence: It wasn't bad enough that Gwen was running late for the meeting, but all hell broke loose when she suffered another BlackBerror and wasn't able to find out that the location had changed.

Etymology: BlackBerry + Error

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Cellabreak

Created by: torontorc

Pronunciation: sell-a-break

Sentence: I was talking to my mom when all of a sudden for no flippin' reason, I had a cellabreak and she was gone.

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Excommunicapitation

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: ex-com-yoon-ih-cap-ih-tay-shun

Sentence: Marian was generally a laid back person that showed little worry or frustration with life's daily problems. However all bets were off if she was deprived of her cell phone's signal strength. She regularly calmed any anxiety by calling or texting her friends and family and was perfectly content -- as long as there was enough signal strength for the phone. This calmness was not the case when she had to enter a new building where she had not cased out before and didn't know where any dead spots were. She was a nervous wreck if she had to leave her suburban sprawl neighborhood for the big city -- what if there was a tunnel she had to go in without service, what if the tall buildings blocked a signal? Camping? Forget it. Too remote. She suffered from intense fear of excommunicaptiation.

Etymology: ex, no longer + communi, communication + cap, head + ation, state of being

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Discellusionment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dis/sell/oo/shun/ment

Sentence: Cathy froze in a state of complete discellusionment when her cellphone disconnected. The experience was so shocking that she remained cellibate forever after.

Etymology: disillusionment + cell + lose

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COMMENTS:

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-04: 04:54:00

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Cellulardysfunction

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: sel-U-lar-dis-func-tion

Sentence: Jill's bars suddenly dropped to zero as they approached the tunnel. Jill started to shake and sweat. She suffers from cellulardysfunction and the thought of "no phone service" makes her blood pressure soar.

Etymology: cellular/dysfunction

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Comments:

stache - 2008-04-03: 01:35:00
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stache - 2008-04-03: 01:37:00
to whom is credit for the definition owed, james?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-03: 07:55:00
Ah... Actually I made it up! Cheers ~ James

stache - 2008-04-03: 18:47:00
way to go.

youmustvotenato youmustvotenato - 2011-10-27: 15:30:00
holy smokes, half the universe gave a verboticism