Verboticism: Asciimania

'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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Compulsotype

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Com-pul-so-type

Sentence: Tony Twitterbug would rather compulsotype to ask Netty Texti to go out with him to have coffee.

Etymology: Compulso slang for "Compulsion"; an irresistible persistent impulse to perform an act. Type; a person or thing.

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Wwwinfatuation

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ooo win fat you ay shun

Sentence: "this wwwinfatuation is getting out of hand" as he fished the palmtop out of the toilet bowl, complete with its waterproof cover which he had designed after the last incident.

Etymology: www, infatuation

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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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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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Dotcompulsive

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dot-com-poll-siv

Sentence: when he realised that pressing send/receive had become the most exciting part of his day, he knew he was dotcompulsive

Etymology: dot com, compulsive

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COMMENTS:

textraordinary! got my vote - galwaywegian, 2007-03-06: 05:10:00

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Emalady

Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: ee/ma/ladd/ee

Sentence: He has a classic case of emalady. He 'emaladresses' his sister whilst in the same room as her.

Etymology: Email + Malady ( = a disease / a disorder).

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COMMENTS:

I also came up with "emaladress" from Email + maladdress (=Bad address; an awkward, tactless or offensive way of accosting one or talking with one). - toralora, 2007-03-06: 00:33:00

yes indeedy, ma'lady... - Alchemist, 2007-03-06: 08:18:00

Aw geez. I'm really having an off day. I just now got Alchemist's remark. I must have been visited by a doltergeist. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-06: 18:37:00

Great one! - BMott, 2007-03-09: 00:02:00

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Obsessemail

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: ahb-SEHS-e-male

Sentence: Between Rhonda's chipped fingernails and Bret's carpal tunnel, you'd think they'd start arguing in person, and give up the obsessemail war. After all, they share an efficiency apartment.

Etymology: obsess + email

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Fanatitexting

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fənatitekstng

Sentence: William’s mother is glad she took the protection plan when she bought his phone. He has worn out numerous models fanatitexting his friends for hours at a time. He usually wears the printed letters off of the keypad shortly before the overheated electronics literally blow up.

Etymology: fanatic (a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal) + texting (an electronic communication sent and received by cellular phone)

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Consensualstext

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: con/sen/shu/al/ste/xt

Sentence: Texting constantly is quite alright as long as it's consensualstext.

Etymology: consensual sex + text

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COMMENTS:

textsational! - Nosila, 2011-02-08: 00:38:00

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Aimpulsion

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌeɪˈʊlʒʌn/

Sentence: His AIMpulsion had entered into a dangerously advanced stage, and when his girlfriend responded to his IM by tapping him on the shoulder, he nearly had a heart attack.

Etymology: From AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) + compulsion

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