Verboticism: Gizmoloquy

'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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Techcommune

Created by: irminem

Pronunciation: teck-com-mune

Sentence: In this technological era, most people are not comfortable engaging in face to face conversation; so they techcommune in order to keep the discourse lively.

Etymology: tech-from technology + commune-from communicate

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Vidict

Created by: missmurder

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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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Thingymajig

Created by: marissa932

Pronunciation: thingy-ma-jig

Sentence: i used that thingymajig!

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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Listeningbutnot

Created by: bigk3452

Pronunciation: listening-but-not

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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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Remoteconsole

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/mote/con/sole

Sentence: When I'm upset all I get is remoteconsole which goes something like "yeah yeah I'm listening" " 4 nothing!!" "uh you were saying" "that wasn't a penalty, for .... sake" "yeah yeah whatever" "whatever you're wearing looks great" "that was a clean check you moron!" "uh not you"

Etymology: remote control + console

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