Verboticism: Listeningbutnot

'I can word back everything you repeat.'

DEFINITION: To engage in conversation while using a technical device, like a TV or computer, to keep you sharp, in case the discussion gets dull.

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Convitechni

Created by: kellii3

Pronunciation: con-vi-tech-ni

Sentence: my mum started arguing with me that i wasnt listening to what she was saying and that i waspaying more attention to what was on the t.v so i turned round and said to her i am listening im using convitechni.

Etymology: con-(convosation) vi-(not sure made it up) techni-(technical)

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COMMENTS:

i love my new word - kellii3, 2007-07-24: 14:35:00

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Gizmoloquy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Giz-mol-O-kvee

Sentence: When his girlfriend began to pour out in minute detail her frustations about the inequality of women in the workplace, the man quickly turned to gizmoloquy

Etymology: From a blending of "gizmo": a small technological item; "mology" a slang term for technological wares such as laptops, phones, tv's etc, and "loquy" of colloquy: to converse.

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very nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:13:00

Great word. Does it matter, though (I'm new!) that the definition calls for a verb, and you made a noun? - Wordhewer, 2007-07-25: 00:38:00

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Vidict

Created by: missmurder

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Repartéch

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rep-ar-take

Sentence: Ronnie's repartéch ruined Rita's reasoning as he wrongfully responded to her request while wrestling with the remote.

Etymology: repartée + technical

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 14:51:00

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Technecho

Created by: Dboozer

Pronunciation: tek-neck-oh

Sentence: After simply technechoing his girlfriend for two years while surfing the web, Clive unexpectedly found himself married with two kids before he even realized it.

Etymology: techn(ology) + echo

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now that's extreme virtual concentration - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:15:00

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Haelp

Created by: candysprinkles

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Hocusfocus

Created by: Wordhewer

Pronunciation: ho"-cus-FO'-cus

Sentence: I can't rely on Jeremy to clearly remember anything I tell him. He insists his hocusfocus -- diddling electronically while I'm trying to converse with him -- is adequate, but it's not.

Etymology: Derived from "hocus-pocus", suggesting a magical ability to concentrate adequately on two threads of thought at the same time.

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COMMENTS:

I posted this not long before midnight... does the game end for the day then? - Wordhewer, 2007-07-25: 00:34:00

funny and I've always liked to say 'hocus-pocus' anyway - kabloozie, 2007-07-25: 13:36:00

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Technoloquate

Created by: tatterdemalion

Pronunciation: tec-no-lo-quate

Sentence: Ted technoloquated to the tune of the tiny television, masking the muttering of his magpie mother-in-law.

Etymology: "techno-," from Greek "techne," art or skill + "-loquate," from "loqui," Latin "to speak"

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Listeningbutnot

Created by: bigk3452

Pronunciation: listening-but-not

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Chattycathode

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: CHAT-tee-CATH-ode

Sentence: He goes chattycathode whenever we talk about our wedding plans.

Etymology: Chatty Kathy (a talking doll from the 1950's) and cathode (as in cathode ray tube, the screen on a TV)

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Hehe! I had one of those dolls! - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-24: 16:01:00

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