Verboticism: Technopowwow

'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: bigk3452

Pronunciation: listening-but-not



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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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


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


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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: porsche

Pronunciation: clix/on

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

Etymology: Klingon + clicks

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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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