Verboticism: Convitechni

'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Haelp

Created by: candysprinkles

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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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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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