Verboticism: Gadgiphilic

'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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Gizmotic

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Giz mot ick

Sentence: Jason tried in vain to untangle his handsfree cord before remembering he had the cordless earpiece in his pocket, swerving to miss a cyclist and cursing as the phone slipped from it's position between his shoulder and his ear. "Hang on!" he yelled at the phone as his beeper went off in his lap and he simultaneously read it and pulled the earpiece awkwardly from his pocket. "Dammit!" he exclaimed as his work mobile went off and he grabbed it automatically, fearing an emergency. He had to swerve again to narrowly miss a motorcycle and dropped the work mobile, scrabbling until he caught it mid-slide on it's way to the floor. "Jason here." he said, but it was Janeen on the other mobile wanting him to pick up bread. His beeper went of again and as he picked it up he heard his secretary's voice from the work mobile laughing. "Jason stop it! Just pick up your work phone and stop being gizmotic!" He complied just as he realised that light had actually been red.

Etymology: Gizmo - smallish technological tools frequently of dubious utility. Chaotic - descriptive of the chaos engendered by trying to answer, read or attend to multiple gizmos simultaneously.

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Compuggler

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: com pugg ler

Sentence: It was an overwhelming day when Silvia sat down on the subway platform floor to catch up on her work. Passerbys were so impressed watching her type on her computer, text, and talk on the phone all at the same time that they began tossing money into her computer case. She quit her day job when she realized she could make more money as a subway compuggler. She certainly made more than the mime and the juggler at the other end of the platform.

Etymology: comp from computer+ uggler from juggler

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Hyperelectrivity

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: hi - per - eel - eck - triv - itee

Sentence: Jesse is a literal whirlwind of hyperelectrivity. I cannot spend much time with her or I start to feel like I am "short-circuiting". She constantly switches between her Blackberry, I-Pod, Portable DVD player and Laptop, not really effectively watching anything, producing anything or even having a conversation. She is the ADD queen of electronics and should be on meds for EDD....

Etymology: This word is a combination of hyperactivity (Constant and excessive movement and motor activity) and electronic (Relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities).

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Splendid word. Great last line. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:10:00

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Constantcommsattentive

Created by: JoFos

Pronunciation: Constant - comms - a- tentive

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someone's attention is constantly taken by communication tools - JoFos, 2008-02-28: 15:08:00

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Miscelloony

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /MIS-uh-loo-nee/

Sentence: Sporting two regular cell phones, a Blackberry, a PDA and an iPhone, Tammy carried more miscellaneous gizmos than Inspector Gadget, but when they all started beeping and ringing at once, while she was driving, trying to program her GPS navigator and tune her satellite radio at the same time, she turned into a complete miscelloony, ran over two curbs, and nearly had a nervous breakdown.

Etymology: Miscellany - a miscellaneous collection of items (from Latin, miscellānea) [also, mis- prefix meaning "incorrectly" & cell as in "cell phone"] + Loony - foolish or crazy (slang for lunatic; insanity influenced by the lunar cycle; from Latin, luna "moon")

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Another good word. - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:30:00

Perhaps we need to give her a padded cell! Marvelous! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:40:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:33:00

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Gadgiphilic

Created by: alybliss

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Txtphnml

Created by: happywhenitrains

Pronunciation: Text-Foyn-Mayl

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Etymology: Text+Phone+Mail, in "txt" style

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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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A dandy doodle, Yankee :-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-12: 11:34:00

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Digiac

Created by: ddove60

Pronunciation: dij-i-ak

Sentence: "Did you see that digiac?" my wife exclaimed as I dodged the car that abruptly switched into my lane, "Trying to drive with two cell phones, and wearing an iPod?"

Etymology: digital + maniac

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Dig-it-all! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:21:00

Elegant in its compactness. Nice job. - stache, 2008-02-28: 10:39:00

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Scandialus

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: skan dye lus

Sentence: Her behaviour was scandialous, scanning every dial within sight, texting with both hands while steering with her chest.

Etymology: scandalous, scan, dial.

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COMMENTS:

Great dialect! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:32:00

very funny galway - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-28: 12:43:00

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