Verboticism: Selfphone

'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

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Reconnaiscelling

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: re-con-nais-cel-ling

Sentence: Jerry lost his phone again... So began the daily reconnaiscelling mission.....

Etymology:

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Hellokia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hehlll oh kee ah

Sentence: His hellokia called to him from someone under the pizza boxes, beer cans and crisp packets

Etymology: nokia hello

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COMMENTS:

hell of a word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 15:29:00

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Tonely

Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: tohn-lee

Sentence: When I called my cell I could hear its tonely sound coming from the pocket of my jeans. Now if I only knew where I left my jeans.

Etymology: tone + lonely

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COMMENTS:

nice word. brings back bad memories though - leechdude, 2007-11-09: 20:50:00

Celp! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-10: 05:12:00

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Findbyringin

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say 'find' then ' by ' and finally , Ring and in "

Sentence: To track cellphones down , I like to findbyringin

Etymology:

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Wringtone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ring tone

Sentence: When he misplaced his cellphone in his messy bedroom, George was fret with worry. His ringtone was a wringtone until he could trace it's location by calling his cell with his landline.

Etymology: Wring (to twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish, one's hands in frustration or worry) & Tone (sound;pitch) and Wordplay on Ringtone(the distinctive noise your cellphone makes when you get a call)

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Beacontone

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: bee-kon-tone

Sentence: Doug had specially programmed his cellphone to ring with a custom high-pitched tone when dialed from his landline. He called it a "beacontone" and was quite proud of it. The problem was that it was so high-pitched he couldn't hear it. He kept forgetting to reprogram it so whenever he lost the phone he would have to call the kid from next door to listen for it.

Etymology: beacon, tone

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Purscellual

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: per-sell-yu-uhl

Sentence: The piles of clothes and junk made for a difficult purcellual, luckily his dad had a metal detector.

Etymology: pursual (search) + cell (phone)

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Denialtone

Created by: cysglyd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Calling the missing mobile gained him nothing but a plaintive denialtone.

Etymology: dialtone, denial

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Autophonia

Created by: georgedent

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Noun: He often rsorted to autophonia to find his iPhone. Verb: She autophoned herself daily since she could not keep up with her cell phone.

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Phonar

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōnär

Sentence: Rudy can usually find his celly by re-tracing his movements. When that fails he resorts to using phonar, calling his cell with his land line assuming he hasn’t misplaced the that handset.

Etymology: phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound, typically voices, over a distance using wire or radio) + sonar (the method of echolocation used in air or water by animals such as whales and bats)

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