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'I can word back everything you repeat.'

DEFINITION: To engage in conversation while using a technical device, like a TV or computer, to keep you sharp, in case the discussion gets dull.

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Elecphonics

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: e-lek-fon-ix

Sentence: Engaging in elecphonics was the best way to deal with his witless, chatty girlfriend.

Etymology: electronics, phonics

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COMMENTS:

good one!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 12:47:00

clever! - remistram, 2007-07-24: 13:49:00

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Hocusfocus

Created by: Wordhewer

Pronunciation: ho"-cus-FO'-cus

Sentence: I can't rely on Jeremy to clearly remember anything I tell him. He insists his hocusfocus -- diddling electronically while I'm trying to converse with him -- is adequate, but it's not.

Etymology: Derived from "hocus-pocus", suggesting a magical ability to concentrate adequately on two threads of thought at the same time.

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COMMENTS:

I posted this not long before midnight... does the game end for the day then? - Wordhewer, 2007-07-25: 00:34:00

funny and I've always liked to say 'hocus-pocus' anyway - kabloozie, 2007-07-25: 13:36:00

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Macyack

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mack/yack

Sentence: Darien was an expert technotasker who always had his laptop on and could macyack with his friends while he was checking his e-mail, playing games and writing an essay all at the same time.

Etymology: Mackintosh Apple laptop computer + yack

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COMMENTS:

mackity-yak, don't talk back. - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-24: 09:14:00

I'm afraid PC users have these same tendancies, too! - KristinA, 2007-07-24: 09:17:00

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Gabdget

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: GAB-jeht

Sentence: When Alex's girlfriend gabdgetted with him for three hours, her eyes glued to her Razr, he realised she wasn't for him.

Etymology: gab + gadget.

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Is Alex ever going to find true love? - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:12:00

I'm actually deriving a perverse pleasure from torturing poor Alex. Good to know someone's dating life looks like mine. :P - mplsbohemian, 2007-07-24: 23:56:00

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Technoloquate

Created by: tatterdemalion

Pronunciation: tec-no-lo-quate

Sentence: Ted technoloquated to the tune of the tiny television, masking the muttering of his magpie mother-in-law.

Etymology: "techno-," from Greek "techne," art or skill + "-loquate," from "loqui," Latin "to speak"

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Vidict

Created by: missmurder

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Klixon

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: clix/on

Sentence: Klixon is a language that doesn't use vocal cords.

Etymology: Klingon + clicks

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Technopowwow

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tek-no-pow-wow

Sentence: She thought, if he technopowwowed her one more time she would run over the converter with her truck.

Etymology: tecno + powwow

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Listeningbutnot

Created by: bigk3452

Pronunciation: listening-but-not

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Remoteconsole

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/mote/con/sole

Sentence: When I'm upset all I get is remoteconsole which goes something like "yeah yeah I'm listening" " 4 nothing!!" "uh you were saying" "that wasn't a penalty, for .... sake" "yeah yeah whatever" "whatever you're wearing looks great" "that was a clean check you moron!" "uh not you"

Etymology: remote control + console

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Haelp

Created by: candysprinkles

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Clickerdicker

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Click-ur-dick-ur

Sentence: Ramona always insisted on calling in the middle of CSI:Omaha, so I switched her to the bluetooth headset and proceeded to clickerdicker until she hung up after the 6th time I said "you're kidding" during an inappropriate pause.

Etymology: Clicker (TV remote or computer mouse) + dicker (haggle in a petty way)

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COMMENTS:

the next time Ramona calls it will be a clickerdickerbicker - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 10:23:00

If he's watching old TV shows, a Flickerclickerdickerbicker. - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-24: 10:25:00

and if it's an old kung fu show it could be a kickerflickerclickerdickerbicker - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 10:59:00

And then when Hee Haw comes on, it's a pickerkickerflickerdickerbicker... Hang, on... I just need some oxygen. - Kyoti, 2007-07-24: 11:55:00

and if that gets a laugh out of you then it's a snickerpickerkickerflickerdickerbicker - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 12:12:00

And if I have a mild heart-attack while laughing, it's a snickerpickertickerkickerflickerdickerbicker. - Kyoti, 2007-07-24: 18:31:00

I love words like this - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 19:49:00

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Xtroverse

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: ex-tro-verse

Sentence: "I'm listening!" insisted George to his girlfriend. It was hard for her to believe, however, as his xtroversing caused his thumbs to twitch over his game controller whenever she spoke.

Etymology: x-box + converse + extrovert

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Gizmoloquy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Giz-mol-O-kvee

Sentence: When his girlfriend began to pour out in minute detail her frustations about the inequality of women in the workplace, the man quickly turned to gizmoloquy

Etymology: From a blending of "gizmo": a small technological item; "mology" a slang term for technological wares such as laptops, phones, tv's etc, and "loquy" of colloquy: to converse.

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very nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:13:00

Great word. Does it matter, though (I'm new!) that the definition calls for a verb, and you made a noun? - Wordhewer, 2007-07-25: 00:38:00

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Techcommune

Created by: irminem

Pronunciation: teck-com-mune

Sentence: In this technological era, most people are not comfortable engaging in face to face conversation; so they techcommune in order to keep the discourse lively.

Etymology: tech-from technology + commune-from communicate

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Yesdearing

Created by: KristinA

Pronunciation: yes-dear-ing

Sentence: Because of past experience, Mary knew to discuss her home renovation plans with her husband before the start of football season. His yesdearing had caused problems with their last remodel, specifically when the pink carpet was installed in the master bedroom.

Etymology: "yes dear" and "hearing"

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Repartéch

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rep-ar-take

Sentence: Ronnie's repartéch ruined Rita's reasoning as he wrongfully responded to her request while wrestling with the remote.

Etymology: repartée + technical

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 14:51:00

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Chattycathode

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: CHAT-tee-CATH-ode

Sentence: He goes chattycathode whenever we talk about our wedding plans.

Etymology: Chatty Kathy (a talking doll from the 1950's) and cathode (as in cathode ray tube, the screen on a TV)

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Hehe! I had one of those dolls! - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-24: 16:01:00

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Convitechni

Created by: kellii3

Pronunciation: con-vi-tech-ni

Sentence: my mum started arguing with me that i wasnt listening to what she was saying and that i waspaying more attention to what was on the t.v so i turned round and said to her i am listening im using convitechni.

Etymology: con-(convosation) vi-(not sure made it up) techni-(technical)

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i love my new word - kellii3, 2007-07-24: 14:35:00

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Thingymajig

Created by: marissa932

Pronunciation: thingy-ma-jig

Sentence: i used that thingymajig!

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sweet word!! - marissa932, 2007-07-24: 09:44:00

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Technecho

Created by: Dboozer

Pronunciation: tek-neck-oh

Sentence: After simply technechoing his girlfriend for two years while surfing the web, Clive unexpectedly found himself married with two kids before he even realized it.

Etymology: techn(ology) + echo

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now that's extreme virtual concentration - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:15:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-07-24: 12:46:00
Attention all Verbotomists: I have changed the Verbotomy home page so that it now shows the Top Verboticisms invented on the previous game day. So now, it's a showcase for your favorite words. See: http://www.verbotomy.com ~ James