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'Did you get my email?'

DEFINITION: n. A psychological dependency on electronic messaging which often leads to compulsive emailing, even among people who are sitting inches apart. v. To email, twitter, or text compulsively.

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Socialnotworking

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: soe ssssyla noht wer king

Sentence: The office was a hub of socialnotworking, but redundency soon stopped the twitting.

Etymology: social networking not working

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good one - Nosila, 2011-02-08: 00:28:00

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Asciimania

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ass-kee-may-nee-ya

Sentence: "Doug just emailed his dog explaining that he couldn't get the usual chow. I think he has asciimania."

Etymology: ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), the text encoding system used in computers and communication; + mania

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Laptoplove

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: lap/top/luv

Sentence: Laptoplove is a marriage made in cyber space

Etymology: lap top + love

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Eddiction

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ee-dik-shuhn

Sentence: Ronnie's eddiction is so bad that he has to email himself reminders to eat meals or shower. He even bought a waterproof housing for his phone so he won't miss any incoming texts.

Etymology: e (electronic) + addiction (the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma)

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Efaildialogin

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: E-fAle-dIa-log-in

Sentence: Seems Jill can't communicate in person. The problem is, her computer is at the repair shop. Jill is experiencing efaildialogin and can't communicate at all.

Etymology: email/fail/dialogue/log in

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Emalady

Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: ee/ma/ladd/ee

Sentence: He has a classic case of emalady. He 'emaladresses' his sister whilst in the same room as her.

Etymology: Email + Malady ( = a disease / a disorder).

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COMMENTS:

I also came up with "emaladress" from Email + maladdress (=Bad address; an awkward, tactless or offensive way of accosting one or talking with one). - toralora, 2007-03-06: 00:33:00

yes indeedy, ma'lady... - Alchemist, 2007-03-06: 08:18:00

Aw geez. I'm really having an off day. I just now got Alchemist's remark. I must have been visited by a doltergeist. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-06: 18:37:00

Great one! - BMott, 2007-03-09: 00:02:00

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Commpulsion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kom puhlll shun

Sentence: Harry the commpulsive comms wizard told his fluffy white owl his message carrying services would no longer be required since the arrival of twitter. Twitt? to who? his feathered ex-friend hooted

Etymology: communications, compulsion

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COMMENTS:

What a hoot...owl like it! - Nosila, 2009-09-23: 10:36:00

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Wwwinfatuation

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ooo win fat you ay shun

Sentence: "this wwwinfatuation is getting out of hand" as he fished the palmtop out of the toilet bowl, complete with its waterproof cover which he had designed after the last incident.

Etymology: www, infatuation

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Networkitis

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: net-werk-EYE-tis

Sentence: Gilbert has long been suffering from networkitis, a psychological condition that can only be relieved by near constant networking with others thru emails, text messaging, twitter, Facebook, chats and instant messaging. The prognosis is not good.

Etymology: Based on the word 'network' (v. to connect with others on line) with the addition of the suffix -itis ( denoting abnormal states or conditions, excesses, tendencies, obsessions)

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Enemoured

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: en.ee.muhrd

Sentence: He hasn't left his desk for days - probably has a new girl e-friend. He seems completely enemoured.

Etymology: enamored + e-anything

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-06: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by Antimus.
Thank you Antimus! ~ James

Osomatic - 2007-03-09: 17:48:00
You know what's creepy that I didn't notice before now? The guy in this cartoon kinda looks like me.

Osomatic - 2007-03-09: 17:48:00
Kinda.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-23: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by Antimus. Thank you Antimus. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-23: 09:21:00
Glad to see that everyone is talking with their fingers! Jasper Fforde certainly does it. And I was at a talk last night by August de los Reyes, creative director at Microsoft Surface, where they are designing a touch interface for the next generation computers. He says we are moving closer and closer to immateriality. I think that means fiction is becoming reality. That's we need people like Thursday Next -- Special Operatives in Jurisfiction -- to keep the story straight. ~ James