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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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Textopathy

Shellbow

Created by: Shellbow

Pronunciation: teks-TAW-path-ee

Sentence: He suffered so severely from textopathy that the joints in both of his thumbs were permanently inflamed.

Etymology: Text (to send text messages) + pathy (a disease of, or abnormality)

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Shellbow This is much better for me than watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory. - Shellbow, 2013-11-01: 23:18:00

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Digimute

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: DIH-je-mute

Sentence: Linda was a classic digimute - often emailing her office partner questions that she could just as easily ask by looking across the room and speaking.

Etymology: digi (digital) + mute (unable to speak)

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Dotcompulsive

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dot-com-poll-siv

Sentence: when he realised that pressing send/receive had become the most exciting part of his day, he knew he was dotcompulsive

Etymology: dot com, compulsive

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textraordinary! got my vote - galwaywegian, 2007-03-06: 05:10:00

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Communicaddiction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kom myoon ick ad dikt shun

Sentence: Byron had a communicaddiction and was never seen without being glued to a computer, blackberry ot other latest device to contact other humans. The main problem with this communicaddiction, was that Byron could not communicate verbally in person with other humans. Without the crutches of modern technology, he was powerless to transmit his emotions and develop real relationships. He was not alone in his dependency. We know that the early pioneers of e-mail, only developed it so that a person could send a joke to a co-worker only inches away in the same room, on company time...

Etymology: Communicate ( transmit thoughts or feelings or information;be in contact; interchange information or ideas) & Addiction (being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming)

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Compulsotype

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Com-pul-so-type

Sentence: Tony Twitterbug would rather compulsotype to ask Netty Texti to go out with him to have coffee.

Etymology: Compulso slang for "Compulsion"; an irresistible persistent impulse to perform an act. Type; a person or thing.

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Eddiction

artr

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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Techaddiction

Created by: lalaland6868

Pronunciation: Teck-Ah-Dick-shun

Sentence: Techaddiction is feared by most because it is believed to be taking over the next generation.

Etymology: Tech-technology Addiction- a strong attraction to.

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Eyechatting

emd2k3

Created by: emd2k3

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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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Portality

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: por tal itee

Sentence: Sedgewick just knew that only working on a computer with no fresh air, exercise or proper nutrition would eventually lead to his portality. Inez knew it too, but she faithfully stayed by his side, day after day, exchanging texts and e-mails, knowing that their love was doomed...like Sympatiromeo and Yahooliet.

Etymology: Portal (a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet) & Mortality (the quality or state of being mortal;susceptibility to death)

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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