Verboticism: Gizmotic

'Just a second, I have call waiting...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who engages themselves in several different communication channels at the same time, without paying attention to any of them v. To constantly switch your focus between cellphone calls, text messages, emails, and anything else that beeps.

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Gizmotic

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Giz mot ick

Sentence: Jason tried in vain to untangle his handsfree cord before remembering he had the cordless earpiece in his pocket, swerving to miss a cyclist and cursing as the phone slipped from it's position between his shoulder and his ear. "Hang on!" he yelled at the phone as his beeper went off in his lap and he simultaneously read it and pulled the earpiece awkwardly from his pocket. "Dammit!" he exclaimed as his work mobile went off and he grabbed it automatically, fearing an emergency. He had to swerve again to narrowly miss a motorcycle and dropped the work mobile, scrabbling until he caught it mid-slide on it's way to the floor. "Jason here." he said, but it was Janeen on the other mobile wanting him to pick up bread. His beeper went of again and as he picked it up he heard his secretary's voice from the work mobile laughing. "Jason stop it! Just pick up your work phone and stop being gizmotic!" He complied just as he realised that light had actually been red.

Etymology: Gizmo - smallish technological tools frequently of dubious utility. Chaotic - descriptive of the chaos engendered by trying to answer, read or attend to multiple gizmos simultaneously.

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Https

Created by: squarishtriangle

Pronunciation: aitch-tea-tea-pea-ess

Sentence: She finally came to admitting her addiction and convinced herself to see a therapist about her long suffering from the modern day pandemic HTTPS, online of course.

Etymology: Acronym for Hyper Text, Type and Phone Syndrome

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Chatchatchat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: Like the dance - cha cha cha

Sentence: Loquacia's stint on "Dancing with the Stars" was shortlived. She was fully kitted up with Blackberry, iPhone, walkie talkie, and netbook for every rehearsal. Instead of practising the paso doble and the foxtrot, she kept doing the chatchatchat.

Etymology: cha cha cha - an up tempo dance step + chat (communicate)

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Digiac

Created by: ddove60

Pronunciation: dij-i-ak

Sentence: "Did you see that digiac?" my wife exclaimed as I dodged the car that abruptly switched into my lane, "Trying to drive with two cell phones, and wearing an iPod?"

Etymology: digital + maniac

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COMMENTS:

Dig-it-all! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:21:00

Elegant in its compactness. Nice job. - stache, 2008-02-28: 10:39:00

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Churf

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: churf

Sentence: Switcheroo Sam was doing a net surf on his lap top, with his Ipod in his left ear, and his cell phone to his right ear, text messaging on the cell phone he borrowed from his sister, with one eye on his tv, while he used his toe to switch channels on his CB radio, as his police scanner hummed in the background. He was a grand master of the churf!

Etymology: CH for Channeling, u for you, and urf for surf = CHURF ... meaning CHANNELING YOUrself while YOU SURF among your electronic devices. Does churfing make a person a churf serf (slave to their electronic devices), too?

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COMMENTS:

Good one - Mustang, 2008-12-13: 01:32:00

Need a short word: you provided a top one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:17:00

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Incomingtaxt

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: in - cum - ing - tax - t

Sentence: The butterflies in my stomach are caused by the buzz fluttering of all my communication devices. You might say I'im a bit over incomingtaxt.

Etymology: Incoming: arriving Taxed: strained

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COMMENTS:

nice one silvery - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-28: 13:20:00

The taxman is sure to have his finger in the pie! Very clever and funny creation. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:35:00

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Multispacing

Created by: freestyle

Pronunciation: Noun: multispacer

Sentence: "I can't believe Gary spends every day multispacing with his laptop, cell phone, video game console and web tv setup." -- "Yeah, he generally can't even tell you any specific thing he's done in the last week!" -- "He's such a multispacer!"

Etymology: multitasking - spacing out

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COMMENTS:

Fits the definition spectacularly! Truly great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:52:00

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Miscelloony

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /MIS-uh-loo-nee/

Sentence: Sporting two regular cell phones, a Blackberry, a PDA and an iPhone, Tammy carried more miscellaneous gizmos than Inspector Gadget, but when they all started beeping and ringing at once, while she was driving, trying to program her GPS navigator and tune her satellite radio at the same time, she turned into a complete miscelloony, ran over two curbs, and nearly had a nervous breakdown.

Etymology: Miscellany - a miscellaneous collection of items (from Latin, miscellānea) [also, mis- prefix meaning "incorrectly" & cell as in "cell phone"] + Loony - foolish or crazy (slang for lunatic; insanity influenced by the lunar cycle; from Latin, luna "moon")

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COMMENTS:

Another good word. - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:30:00

Perhaps we need to give her a padded cell! Marvelous! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:40:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:33:00

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Blackburial

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blak bery all

Sentence: Shauna never went anywhere without her Blackberry, her cellphones and her laptop. We were never sure why she thought she was so important that she had to be in constant contact with everyone she ever met. Face to face discussions with her were rare,and not without her needing to respond to every beep, text or call. She called it multi-tasking, we called it blackburial. Her only connection with other humans was through these electronic gadgets. She would lock herself away for hours on end in her office and click and text people. One day she was asked (on Blackberry) why she kept so many devices going at once. Without a hint of irony, she said it was because she loved dealing with people!

Etymology: blackberry (communication device, which apparently is very addictive) & burial (being covered in something)

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COMMENTS:

Pure class :-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-12: 23:42:00

Very interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:17:00

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Communicaptive

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmyoōnəkaptiv

Sentence: Mary feels like a communicaptive. She has a Blackberry that she needs for work and a cell that she carries for personal calls, texts & e-mails. If one isn*t beeping at her the other is. Yesterday she finally flipped out and duct taped the two devices together so they could talk to each other while she went skipping down the street like a little girl without a care in the world.

Etymology: communication (the imparting or exchanging of information or news) + captive (a person who has been taken prisoner)

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COMMENTS:

communicaptivating word! - Nosila, 2010-05-11: 23:46:00

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