Verboticism: Ependent

'What was your name again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be so dependent on computers and other gadgets, that you cannot communicate or even think without them. n. A person who cannot communicate, or even think, without using an electronic device.

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Symbiotech

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sim - bee - ot - tek

Sentence: Jeffrey had a symtiotech relationship with his laptop and PDA. He had a difficult time keeping track of his life, making plans or even communicating if he did not have one of them nearby.

Etymology: symbiotic (The intimate living together of two dissimilar organisms, frequently (but not always) in a mutually beneficial relationship), tech (abbreviation for technology)

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COMMENTS:

clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-30: 12:47:00

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Gismaddiction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GIZ-auh-dik-shun

Sentence: Being smitten with a very passionate gizmadiction, Warren could not pass up any opportunity to fiddle with technological toys or devices and often made a complete fool of himself as he did not have a thorough understanding of some of the systems and applications he often used.

Etymology: Blend of 'gizmo' (A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget) and 'addiction' (Compulsive physiological and psychological need)

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Ependent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēpendənt

Sentence: Some people write themselves notes to remember important things. John will text or e-mail himself to keep his life in order. He is absolutely ependent. Between his laptop and iPhone everything he does is scheduled, planned or stored electronically. His answer to almost any task or question presented is "I have an app for that". He almost had a crisis last Friday when he forgot to schedule bathroom breaks. Luckily he still has a residual biological override.

Etymology: e (denoting anything in an electronic state, esp. the use of electronic data transfer in cyberspace) + dependent (unable to do without)

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Iflip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īflip

Sentence: Chalk up another one to late-night marketing. Chuck fell for the come-on for the latest brain-boosting gadget, the iFlip. It promised to expedite the decision-making process. What it turned out to be was an electronic coin flipper, one simple button that activates a randomly-generated CGI coin image and a e-voice that calls out heads or tails. As silly as it sounds Chuck’s life has improved. Net result? A better-looking, smarter girlfriend and a higher-paying job. If only he could decide whether or not to buy the newest model.

Etymology: i (as in iPhone, iPad, iPod) + flip (turn over or cause to turn over with a sudden sharp movement)

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Brainary

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: brain-a-ree

Sentence: Being technically minded, Nerdia, could really only process names and addresses if they were stored digitally in her smartphone. She was the perfect example of a brainary.

Etymology: brain + binary

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COMMENTS:

That Nerdia! She really is one zero ... - emdeejay, 2009-04-30: 02:15:00

That Nerdia is a brainiac! - Nosila, 2009-04-30: 18:56:00

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Phonopendent

Created by: kenedyb

Pronunciation: phone-o-pen-dent

Sentence: phonopendent means that you can not function properly with out your phone

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Gadgamnesia

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: gaj' -am nee' zha

Sentence: Between her twitter, facebook, and verbotomy, identities, her gadgamnesia had set in once again and couldn't remember her own name

Etymology: N.E. (u.w.s)

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hyperborean I love the word. That's how you guys talk on the Upper West Side? - hyperborean, 2009-05-01: 20:46:00

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Ethetic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ee-thet-ik

Sentence: When it comes to personal communications Wendall is ethetic. If he can't email, text, IM or tweet he can't communicate. Most of his "friends" don't even know what his voice sounds like.

Etymology: e (electronic) + pathetic (causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; pitiful; pitiable)

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Ipaddicted

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eye pad dik ted

Sentence: Although not as tech-savvy as most, George had gotten an iPad for his birthday and was totally hooked on it. He had become ipaddicted to the little machine. It absorbed his every waking hour and his only interraction with others humans was over machinery. He had neither the time or the energy to pursue real-live girls. For George's benefit, one hopes they make a new version soon that can allow George to marry and have kids online. We doubt George's mother would approve...she of the black & white tv; Beta tapes and rotary phone...

Etymology: iPad (A tablet computer made by Apple Inc...) & Addicted (compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming)

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Idetentee

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Eye Dee Ten Tee

Sentence: Paula thought it rather cute (if a little Jobsian) of her friends to refer her as an iDetentee. Being a touch dyslexic, she would often joke back that she was *not* having an iDetentee crisis. Unfortunately this meant she never realised that her friends were really calling her an ID10T.

Etymology: i (eye?): An Apple (i)nspired (i)nternet fad to begin the name of anything to do with technology with an (i). Detent: to arrest, detain. Detentee (neol): One who is detained. Idiot: One who crashes car whilst txt'ing on a cell/mobile/pda, for example.

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COMMENTS:

A multilayered verbotomy of true sophistication. Kudos!! - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 01:04:00

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