Verboticism: Phonopendent

'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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Cyberspaced

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: sy-bur-spaysd

Sentence: She was google-eyed and about to crash. She was so cyberspaced that she couldn't remember her own name without checking her iphone's contact list. She needed a nap to reboot.

Etymology: CYBERSPACE (the electronic medium of computer networks, in which online communication takes place) + SPACED (to become stupified or disoriented from or as if from a drug.)

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another great word and the sentence always woes me over - DrWebster111, 2009-05-01: 18:52:00

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Appleratus

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/pul/ra/tus

Sentence: "Let's see"..."I have my iPod, my iPhone and my Macbook. That's all my appleratus so now I'm all macked, oh sorry I meant packed."

Etymology: apple + apparatus

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Cellurabot

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cell-u-rab-bot

Sentence: Mary was so fanatical about her blackberry that her friends were becoming concerned that it was controlling her. They couldn't understand how a grown woman could be so gaga for a gadget. Undoubtedly, she was becoming a cellurabot, unable to think or speak without gazing at the screen. One day a coworker saw her texting furiously. "What are you doing?" she asked. "I'm texting you a question," Mary replied. Her friend grabbed the phone away from her and shouted, "Cellurabot, texts are for kids."

Etymology: (from an old cereal commercial that featured a cartoon rabbit: "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids") cellular: cell phone/cell network + rabid: fanatical, extreme + bot: (short for robot) an infected computer that becomes a zombie under the control of a master computer

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Cute sentence and so true sadly of many people! - Nosila, 2009-04-30: 19:00:00

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Dumbphoned

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: dum foned

Sentence: After leaving his phone at the bar last night Doug couldn't even call his own mother. He was completely dumbphoned,

Etymology: dumbfounded + phone

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Syndrotechnophilin

Created by: someperson101

Pronunciation: sɪndrotɛknofɪlən

Sentence: The syndrotechnophilin usually doesn't get out of bed, but it served by his/her phone (by ordering pizza) and will lay by the door and wait for pizza.

Etymology: syndrome + technophile

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Iphoneatic

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: eye-phone-at-ick

Sentence: v. He's totally iphonatic. He can't go 5 minutes without checking his updates on his phone. n. She's an iphonatic, nothing else would spend that much time on mobile Twitter.

Etymology: iPhone+fanatic

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Techpendence

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: tek pen dun ce

Sentence: Richard and Amy were in such a horrible state of techpendence, neither could remember how to breath without having some device remind them to, show them how to, or do it for them.

Etymology: Technology (computers, gadgetry) + dependence (reliance upon something)

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I know those two! - Nosila, 2009-04-30: 18:58:00

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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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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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Idetentee

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Eye Dee Ten Tee

Sentence: Paula thought it rather cute (if a little Jobsian) of her friends to refer her as an iDetentee. Being a touch dyslexic, she would often joke back that she was *not* having an iDetentee crisis. Unfortunately this meant she never realised that her friends were really calling her an ID10T.

Etymology: i (eye?): An Apple (i)nspired (i)nternet fad to begin the name of anything to do with technology with an (i). Detent: to arrest, detain. Detentee (neol): One who is detained. Idiot: One who crashes car whilst txt'ing on a cell/mobile/pda, for example.

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A multilayered verbotomy of true sophistication. Kudos!! - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 01:04:00

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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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