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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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Hyperinboxia

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: High-purr-in-box-sia

Sentence: Michael's hyperinboxia was finally cured by an ingenious psychiatrist who happened to be an excellent hacker and virus programmer.

Etymology: Hyper + inbox + hyperoxia. Hyper: too much. Inbox: where emails go. Hyperoxia: high oxygen concentration in the blood, causes euphoria.

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petaj very clever - petaj, 2007-03-07: 03:17:00

Good one - BMott, 2007-03-09: 00:00:00

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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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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

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: e-dict-shun

Sentence: My boss's eddiction is even worse since he got his crackberry, now when we talk about Blackberry and Apple crumble he thinks there's been a collapse in the computer industry.

Etymology: addiction (physical dependence) + e (short for electronic)

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great sentence - fantastic word - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 10:15:00

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Obsessamessage

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Did you get my message? Stop obsessamessage-ing it.

Etymology: obsessive messageing

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Aimpulsion

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌeɪˈʊlʒʌn/

Sentence: His AIMpulsion had entered into a dangerously advanced stage, and when his girlfriend responded to his IM by tapping him on the shoulder, he nearly had a heart attack.

Etymology: From AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) + compulsion

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Fanatitexting

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fənatitekstng

Sentence: William’s mother is glad she took the protection plan when she bought his phone. He has worn out numerous models fanatitexting his friends for hours at a time. He usually wears the printed letters off of the keypad shortly before the overheated electronics literally blow up.

Etymology: fanatic (a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal) + texting (an electronic communication sent and received by cellular phone)

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Elecbonics

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ee-lec-bon-ix

Sentence: Bob had an addydiction and spoke only in elecbonics, so by the time he could e-mail his coworkers that he "did believe he was experiencing an acute myocardial infarction," it was too late.

Etymology: electronic, ebonics

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COMMENTS:

it actually sounds like a malady - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 10:17:00

Hmmmm.... let me see if I can change it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-06: 11:29:00

that's a good word too - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 13:41:00

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Machooked

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: mac + hooked

Sentence: They were so machooked that they would chat on and on without ever saying a word to each other, despite being in the same room.

Etymology: You've heard of a Macbook, right? Right.

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Emailady

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: E-mail ad ee

Sentence: You could watch Carol and Emma from accross the office constantly in a situation of Emailady, unable to even say a word but still talking through their email.

Etymology: from email and malady

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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