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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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Emation

Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation: ee-ma-shon

Sentence: Well, you have to become part of the office culture, of course, if you want to achieve emation

Etymology: e = (abbr) electronic mail. mation = the process of making friends

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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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Enal

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: e/nal

Sentence: To cover his ass and reassure himself he has told everybody everything he should and covered all his bases, my boss e-mails everything instead of speaking any more. He's totally enal.

Etymology: e-mail + anal

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COMMENTS:

nice. - galwaywegian, 2007-03-06: 07:05:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 10:16:00

short, sweet and clear. here's my vote. - w5lf9s, 2007-03-06: 13:08:00

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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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Egomail

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: eego-male

Sentence: Please! Don't feed the egomails! Use your voice!

Etymology: email+ego (which you are feeding by doing this...)

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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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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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Consensualstext

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: con/sen/shu/al/ste/xt

Sentence: Texting constantly is quite alright as long as it's consensualstext.

Etymology: consensual sex + text

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textsational! - Nosila, 2011-02-08: 00:38:00

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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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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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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