Verboticism: Thingymajig

'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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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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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: clix/on

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

Etymology: Klingon + clicks

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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.


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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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mack/yack

Sentence: Darien was an expert technotasker who always had his laptop on and could macyack with his friends while he was checking his e-mail, playing games and writing an essay all at the same time.

Etymology: Mackintosh Apple laptop computer + yack


mackity-yak, don't talk back. - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-24: 09:14:00

I'm afraid PC users have these same tendancies, too! - KristinA, 2007-07-24: 09:17:00


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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.


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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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


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


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Created by: bigk3452

Pronunciation: listening-but-not



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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


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

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


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Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Click-ur-dick-ur

Sentence: Ramona always insisted on calling in the middle of CSI:Omaha, so I switched her to the bluetooth headset and proceeded to clickerdicker until she hung up after the 6th time I said "you're kidding" during an inappropriate pause.

Etymology: Clicker (TV remote or computer mouse) + dicker (haggle in a petty way)


the next time Ramona calls it will be a clickerdickerbicker - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 10:23:00

If he's watching old TV shows, a Flickerclickerdickerbicker. - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-24: 10:25:00

and if it's an old kung fu show it could be a kickerflickerclickerdickerbicker - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 10:59:00

And then when Hee Haw comes on, it's a pickerkickerflickerdickerbicker... Hang, on... I just need some oxygen. - Kyoti, 2007-07-24: 11:55:00

and if that gets a laugh out of you then it's a snickerpickerkickerflickerdickerbicker - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 12:12:00

And if I have a mild heart-attack while laughing, it's a snickerpickertickerkickerflickerdickerbicker. - Kyoti, 2007-07-24: 18:31:00

I love words like this - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 19:49:00


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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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