Verboticism: Thumbunicate

'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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Elecbonics

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ee-lec-bon-ix

Sentence: Bob had an addydiction and spoke only in elecbonics, so by the time he could e-mail his coworkers that he "did believe he was experiencing an acute myocardial infarction," it was too late.

Etymology: electronic, ebonics

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COMMENTS:

it actually sounds like a malady - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 10:17:00

Hmmmm.... let me see if I can change it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-06: 11:29:00

that's a good word too - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 13:41:00

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Imaholic

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: Im-aholic

Sentence: Her boyfriend was in the chair three feet away, but rather than talk, she sent IM's. He responded via IM, "Your an Imaholic!"

Etymology: IM: short for instant messaging. -- holic: from Alcoholic, indicating dependency.

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Emailady

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: E-mail ad ee

Sentence: You could watch Carol and Emma from accross the office constantly in a situation of Emailady, unable to even say a word but still talking through their email.

Etymology: from email and malady

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Elemesniac

Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: el-mis-ne-ac

Sentence: He is always busy with sending emails and messages to his buddies , he seems a real elemesniac.

Etymology: ele = electronic , mes = messaging , niac = maniac

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Enemoured

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: en.ee.muhrd

Sentence: He hasn't left his desk for days - probably has a new girl e-friend. He seems completely enemoured.

Etymology: enamored + e-anything

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Eyembrainosis

Created by: bettyann9

Pronunciation: Eye-em-brane-ose-is

Sentence: Overuse of Yahoo messenger can lead to severe eyembrainosis. The only known treatment is removal from the computer area and forced conversation with strangers in line at the supermarket.

Etymology: IM (instant messaging)+ brain (brain) + osis (a diseased or abnormal condition)

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Instantity

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: in-stan-i-tee

Sentence: When I was first diagnosed with instantity, I couldn't wait to email the guy next to me all about it.

Etymology: instant + insanity

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Ediction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee dik shun

Sentence: Best pals Joanie and Charlie had such an ediction to their computers, they barely spoke to one another. Most of their communication was through their e-mails, texts and twitters. They did not even think it odd that they paid so much for their on-line chats, which they could do for free in person. This e-pulsive e-havior and e-diction was one of the e-vils of the e-lectronic e-ra, e-pparently!

Etymology: e-electronic;addiction (compulsion; habit-forming;psychological necessity)

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COMMENTS:

e-gad - galwaywegian, 2011-02-07: 10:20:00

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Networkitis

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: net-werk-EYE-tis

Sentence: Gilbert has long been suffering from networkitis, a psychological condition that can only be relieved by near constant networking with others thru emails, text messaging, twitter, Facebook, chats and instant messaging. The prognosis is not good.

Etymology: Based on the word 'network' (v. to connect with others on line) with the addition of the suffix -itis ( denoting abnormal states or conditions, excesses, tendencies, obsessions)

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Botitis

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: bot/i/tis

Sentence: BOTitis, (better known as a digital disconnect between the brain and the fingers), may be responsible for her clueless condition; on the other hand, he had to admit that maybe he wasn't al2gethR there either.

Etymology: BOT: text messaging acronym meaning "Back On Track" + itis (indicating a disorder or disease)

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