Verboticism: Elecphonics

'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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Klixon

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: clix/on

Sentence: Klixon is a language that doesn't use vocal cords.

Etymology: Klingon + clicks

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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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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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Xtroverse

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: ex-tro-verse

Sentence: "I'm listening!" insisted George to his girlfriend. It was hard for her to believe, however, as his xtroversing caused his thumbs to twitch over his game controller whenever she spoke.

Etymology: x-box + converse + extrovert

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Gabdget

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: GAB-jeht

Sentence: When Alex's girlfriend gabdgetted with him for three hours, her eyes glued to her Razr, he realised she wasn't for him.

Etymology: gab + gadget.

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COMMENTS:

Is Alex ever going to find true love? - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:12:00

I'm actually deriving a perverse pleasure from torturing poor Alex. Good to know someone's dating life looks like mine. :P - mplsbohemian, 2007-07-24: 23:56:00

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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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Elecphonics

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: e-lek-fon-ix

Sentence: Engaging in elecphonics was the best way to deal with his witless, chatty girlfriend.

Etymology: electronics, phonics

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COMMENTS:

good one!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 12:47:00

clever! - remistram, 2007-07-24: 13:49:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Yesdearing

Created by: KristinA

Pronunciation: yes-dear-ing

Sentence: Because of past experience, Mary knew to discuss her home renovation plans with her husband before the start of football season. His yesdearing had caused problems with their last remodel, specifically when the pink carpet was installed in the master bedroom.

Etymology: "yes dear" and "hearing"

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Thingymajig

Created by: marissa932

Pronunciation: thingy-ma-jig

Sentence: i used that thingymajig!

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

sweet word!! - marissa932, 2007-07-24: 09:44:00

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