Verboticism: Macaroami

'Just a second, I have call waiting...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who engages themselves in several different communication channels at the same time, without paying attention to any of them v. To constantly switch your focus between cellphone calls, text messages, emails, and anything else that beeps.

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Communicadder

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: com + you + ni + cadder

Sentence: Marcel's cell phone was the latest gadget in his Communicadder's toolkit. It joined a blackberry, a pager, a bunch of semaphore flags, a morse code tapper, megaphone, transistor radio, portable tv and laptop.

Etymology: communiator + ADD (attention deficit disorder)

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COMMENTS:

Well done. I tried to weave ADD into one of more proposed words - never got to first base. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-02: 20:04:00

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Gadgeddiction

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gajədikshən

Sentence: Jill’s gadgeddiction worried even her the other morning when she woke and found her iPad, iPod and iPhone having a conversation without her. It didn’t upset her quite so much that it happened but that she was left out.

Etymology: gadget (a small mechanical device or tool) + addiction (physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance)

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Technocomoron

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Tek-no-com-or-on

Sentence: With the increased use of texting and short-form message systems, the proper forms of writing and spelling are becoming extinct and creating a generation of technocomorons

Etymology: Techno- Derived from technological developments. / Com- Short form of communications / Moron - the younger generation

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COMMENTS:

You are quite write! (Yet, I can't help wondering if some good might come of it ... perhaps it will be an evolution that will unite the many-tongued people of this planet with more and more communication ... leading to less revolution ... and more peace. It certainly has opened windows and doors to a lot of people and places in this world. I'm amazed how prevalent English is as a second language ... and texting the preferred choice as it spreads world-wide. But like you, I'm saddened by the great demise of our proper forms. But if it opens doors and windows all over the world that help lead to better understanding and peace, it will be easier to adjust, in more ways than one. Again, very astute observation ... quite write! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:33:00

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Macaroami

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mac/a/rome/ee

Sentence: Being the proud owner of a MacBook, an ipod and an iphone her brain became so confused that she stuck a feather in her cap and became a Macaroami!!

Etymology: mac + roam + macaroni

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COMMENTS:

Delightful! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:41:00

I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:30:00

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Pettechispan

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Pet-tech-e-span

Sentence: Cyndi was in a pickle. Her kids called her cell phone so she could pick them up from school; her mom called about visiting later that evening; her husband texted her saying he'd be home late; and her boss e-mailed her about the business trip next week. Overwhelmed by all of the ringing and beeps from her phones, Cyndi forgot to pick up her kids. When she showed up to pick up her kids two hours late, she apologized to her kids and blamed her tardiness due to her pettechispan.

Etymology: Mixture of "Pet" from Petty: Having secondary rank or importance; "Tech" from Technology - relating to different electronic media; and "Span" - relating to having a small attention span.

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Polycrastinator

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /po-li-kras-tə-nāt-or/

Sentence: Unlike their kinfolk - PROcrastinators (i.e. those who do nothing all day), POLYcrastinators can do many nothings all at once, which makes them look extremely busy and productive.

Etymology: POLY – (fr. Greek) many; CRASTINUS – (fr. Lat) tomorrow, next day, future

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Electronicdistractiondisorder

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: e-lec-tron-ic dis-trac-tion dis-or-der

Sentence: Kimberly didn't have time to explain to everyone the particulars of her Electronic Distraction Disorder (EDD) because she was too busy updating her face space tweet sheet.

Etymology: electronic + distraction + disorder. Play on Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Incelligent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/cell/i/gent

Sentence: It takes a sophisticated and incelligent person today to command and control a Blackberry which is a able to act as a computer, phone, emailer, texter, gamer, GPSer, car starter, baby listening device, hair brush, electric shaver, nail filer and make-up mirror all in one and all at the same time while you're driving to work and eating breakfast.

Etymology: cell + intelligent

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COMMENTS:

Beeped all my bells! Ex'cell'ent! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:14:00

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Twitterfaced

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: twit-er-feyst

Sentence: Email, tweets, texts, phone calls - it's all too much for Barbara to handle. You can tell she has zoned out because she is completely twitterfaced. Right now she is so flummoxed that she is pushing buttons on her celly trying to respond to the beeping of the delivery truck that is about to back up into her car.

Etymology: Twitter (Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service) + Facebook (a social networking service) + faced (adjective describing a person who is severely intoxicated)

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Thumbling

apolloedge

Created by: apolloedge

Pronunciation: thum bling

Sentence: Rhonda was so tired from working her gadgets all day that by five o'clock she was thumbling so badly that she broke up with her boss, fired her mother, and ordered Chinese all at the same time.

Etymology: thumb: attached to your hand + bling: as in fumbling and stumbling

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