Verboticism: Textopathy

'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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Digimute

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: DIH-je-mute

Sentence: Linda was a classic digimute - often emailing her office partner questions that she could just as easily ask by looking across the room and speaking.

Etymology: digi (digital) + mute (unable to speak)

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Thumbunicate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: θəmyoōnəkāt

Sentence: Qwerty can only thumbunicate with the rest of the world via his Crackberry from his home deep in the heart of Textus.

Etymology: thumb (the short, thick first digit of the human hand, set lower and apart from the other four and opposable to them) + communicate (share or exchange information, news, or ideas)

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COMMENTS:

:) - galwaywegian, 2009-09-23: 12:14:00

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Egomail

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: eego-male

Sentence: Please! Don't feed the egomails! Use your voice!

Etymology: email+ego (which you are feeding by doing this...)

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Fanatitexting

artr

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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Commpulsion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kom puhlll shun

Sentence: Harry the commpulsive comms wizard told his fluffy white owl his message carrying services would no longer be required since the arrival of twitter. Twitt? to who? his feathered ex-friend hooted

Etymology: communications, compulsion

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COMMENTS:

What a hoot...owl like it! - Nosila, 2009-09-23: 10:36:00

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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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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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Textaholic

Created by: sonic101

Pronunciation: text-a-hol-ic

Sentence: James is such a textaholic, he emails his order at Starbucks while standing in line.

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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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Relyememe

Created by: deannewby

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