Verboticism: Alzherphoning

'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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Faultercall

Created by: haptotrope

Pronunciation: Fawl-ter-call

Sentence: Peering into the breeze of the abyss of things, and piles, and dirty underwear, Bill knew that the cellphone was there... so close, but a faultercall away.

Etymology: Faulter - being at fault, also evokes earthquake "fault" - and Call; phone call.

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Cryptphon

Created by: JoshB

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jimmy was cryptphoning all night looking for his lost phone.

Etymology: Crypt means hidden, and phon means phone.

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Lostone

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /lɔ:stəʊn/

Sentence: Shh, shh, please, allow me to lostone my cell... Try to locate its lostone, can you hear it?

Etymology: LOSTONE. From Lost (No longer in the possession, care, or control of someone or something) + Ringtone (A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call)

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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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Locataring

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: lō-kā'-tə-rĭng

Sentence: Instead of burrowing through the dozen or so piles and clothes and other junk in his room to find his cellphone, Kevin just picked up his home phone and pulled off a locataring, successfully homing in on the muffletone coming from the pocket of the jeans he wore yesterday.

Etymology: locate (Latin. locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.) + a + ring (Old English. hringan)

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Need-dial

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: need-diyul

Sentence: i find it helpful to put need-dial on speed-dial

Etymology: need, speed dial

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Buzzterbation

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: buz-ter-bay-shon

Sentence: Even though she knew it was a sin to spill her cell on the couch, Kimberly often fell asleep playing snake on her Nokia 5110 while watching Animal Planet. She often woke up and would buzzterbate frantically, searching through layer and layer of snuggie and slanket for the precious piece of pulsating plastic that once saved her life.

Etymology: buzz (to call) + -terbation (well, I'm a little embarrassed to say)

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Cellabait

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sell a bate

Sentence: Hope was running out. Hope had to get to work at the Drag Club soon. But Hope could not find his cellphone. After much searching through the piles of clothes and costumes scattered around Hope's house, Hope dialed the cellphone number on the house phone and Hallelujah, the cellabait cellabrations could begin when the weak but distinctive musical sound of Hope's cellphone belting out "I'm just a girl who cayn't say no" rang out joyously amid the heaps of lace and satin!

Etymology: cell (cellular telephone) & abate (to reduce in intensity)& bait (to lure) & celibate (abstaining from sex by taking a vow)

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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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Chronagon

Created by: Freepiehere

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Finding this phone is going to be a great Chronagon; especially since it's on silent.

Etymology: Chron-Time Agon- Struggle

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