Verboticism: Iphoneatic

'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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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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Gadjitters

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gadd-jiht-terz

Sentence: Whenever Das couldn't find her iphone she got the gadjitters so bad the ringtones in her head wouldn't stop until she'd had a triple shot in her chocolate mint mocha.

Etymology: GADJET + JITTERS

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COMMENTS:

sounds yummy - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-30: 12:58:00

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Devicecontrived

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: De-vice-con-trive-d

Sentence: Mary was into technology that Mary had forgotten how "devicecontrived" she was until,she had to pull up her name on her I-Phone to tell Gus!

Etymology: Device: An invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks. Contrived: forced, planned, laboured, strained, artificial, elaborate, unnatural, overdone

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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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Eddiction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee dikt shun

Sentence: Ed had such a strong eddiction to things electronic, he could not talk to a pretty girl in front of him. He had to get her e-mail or text address or facebook address before he could ask her out. He was the original cybernaught.

Etymology: ed-electronic device & addiction (dependency)

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Cellshocked

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: sell-shockt

Sentence: Katie was a terminal cellshocker. Sadly, her boyfriend had resorted to texting her immediately after sex to confirm her satisfaction.

Etymology: Cell - phone network. Shocked - acute physical or mental disturbance/state of confusion.

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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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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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Ebrainsupport

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: e brain sup port

Sentence: After the heavy use of electronic devices, multimedia cell phones, greyberries and computers, dependency occurs: the human brain ceases to function independently, and requires ebrainsupport systems to think. While on ebrainsupport, an individual can produce thought, make basic decisions, access memory stored on the system. Consider Ella here: her ebrainsupport remembers her name for her and can do many things for her. Unfortunately, those who reach brain death and require ebrainsupport lose a sense of who they really are - personality becomes redundant.

Etymology: From LIFE SUPPORT and electronic = electronic brain support system.

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COMMENTS:

bye ;/ - splendiction, 2009-04-30: 23:10:00

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

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