Verboticism: Bringtone

'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

Create | Read

Already Voted

Vote not counted. We have already counted two anonymous votes from your network. If you haven't voted yet, you can login and then we will count your vote.


Bringtone

You still have one vote left...

Faultercall

Created by: haptotrope

Pronunciation: Fawl-ter-call

Sentence: Peering into the breeze of the abyss of things, and piles, and dirty underwear, Bill knew that the cellphone was there... so close, but a faultercall away.

Etymology: Faulter - being at fault, also evokes earthquake "fault" - and Call; phone call.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Exocryptomne

Created by: ntaylor

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After experiencing exocryptomne, now I will always keep my phone on ringer, not silent.

Etymology: (exo- outside + crypt- hidden + mne- memory)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Calltrawl

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kawl trawl

Sentence: When Fred's room got so messy that he'd lose his cellphone, he made a calltrawl from his landline to find it.

Etymology: Call (a telephone connection) & Trawl (to fish for something;search)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Cellalert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell-uh-lert

Sentence: Unable to find his cell phone amidst the clutter Elwood sent himself a cellalert from his landline.

Etymology: cell (cell phone) + alert

Vote For | Comments and Points

Masturtweet

Created by: trademagrag

Pronunciation: mass-ter-tweet

Sentence: I found my phone, but it was a bit embarrassing when my roommate caught me masturtweeting.

Etymology: masturbate + tweet

Vote For | Comments and Points

Bringtone

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My bringtone is The Real Slim Shady so that anyone who hears it will bring my phone to me.

Etymology: bring + tone

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

good word! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 11:26:00

thanks, jabberwocky. Loved yours yesterday, especially since I still have my ancient Atari :) - yellowbird, 2007-11-09: 15:58:00

First off the bat, an excellent word yellowbird - you have my vote! - Kevcom, 2007-11-11: 14:09:00

Spot on: great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:30:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Amnegon

Created by: YourEnglishPal

Pronunciation: nope

Sentence: Finding this cell phone will be an amnegon...

Etymology: MNE- to remember Agon- Struggle "Struggle to remember"

Vote For | Comments and Points

Denialtone

Created by: cysglyd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Calling the missing mobile gained him nothing but a plaintive denialtone.

Etymology: dialtone, denial

Vote For | Comments and Points

Cryptphon

Created by: JoshB

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jimmy was cryptphoning all night looking for his lost phone.

Etymology: Crypt means hidden, and phon means phone.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Mnecrypt

Created by: eloper

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Trying to remember where his hidden phone is was a Mnecrypt.

Etymology: Greek: Mne- to remember Crypt- hidden

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...