Verboticism: Cryptphon

'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

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Cellarouse

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SEL-uh-rouz

Sentence: Brent was forever losing his cell phone in the clutter around his apartment and would often resort to a technique he called 'cellarouse' wherein he would call his cell from another phone hoping to locate the cell by it's ring.

Etymology: Blend of Cell (for cell phone) and arouse...to awaken.

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:10:00

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Seafone

Created by: nhtbrink

Pronunciation: sea as in see, fone as in phone

Sentence: I'll try a seafone, perhaps I'll find it that way

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Denialtone

Created by: cysglyd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Calling the missing mobile gained him nothing but a plaintive denialtone.

Etymology: dialtone, denial

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Phonamne

Created by: 719985

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I lost Katy Perry's phone and couldn't find it, so I called it and heard the phonamne!

Etymology: phon - sound, a, mne - to remember

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Reconnaiscelling

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: re-con-nais-cel-ling

Sentence: Jerry lost his phone again... So began the daily reconnaiscelling mission.....

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Need-dial

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: need-diyul

Sentence: i find it helpful to put need-dial on speed-dial

Etymology: need, speed dial

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Vibring

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (vi-bring)

Sentence: To find his phone he had to use the house phone to vibring, so he knew where it was.

Etymology: Vi: vibrate Bring: as to ring.

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Hiddaring

Created by: forlove169

Pronunciation: hid-a-ring

Sentence: When Jan could not find her phone, her last option was hiddaringing it to find its location.

Etymology: A combination of hidden and a ring.

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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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Calltrawl

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kawl trawl

Sentence: When Fred's room got so messy that he'd lose his cellphone, he made a calltrawl from his landline to find it.

Etymology: Call (a telephone connection) & Trawl (to fish for something;search)

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