Verboticism: Gizmotic

'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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Chatchatchat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: Like the dance - cha cha cha

Sentence: Loquacia's stint on "Dancing with the Stars" was shortlived. She was fully kitted up with Blackberry, iPhone, walkie talkie, and netbook for every rehearsal. Instead of practising the paso doble and the foxtrot, she kept doing the chatchatchat.

Etymology: cha cha cha - an up tempo dance step + chat (communicate)

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Cellularse

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: sell-yule-ars (as in arson)

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Etymology: Cellular + arse

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Misstraction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mis trak shun

Sentence: The new distracted driving laws were meant for people like Avis. She was always in a state of misstraction while driving, texting, phoning and e-mailing at the same time...usually while applying makeup and drinking coffee. Her car was full of dents...a body shop's delight.

Etymology: Miss (fail to reach or get to) & Distraction ( the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something;an obstacle to attention;an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations)

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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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Communignorant

Created by: drewsky

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Ejuggle

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈiˌdʒʌgḷ/ /EE-Juhg-l/

Sentence: He was an inveterate faultitasker, and he used e-juggle at three portable electronic devices while carrying on polylogues with four different friends. Unfortunately, he can't do this anymore, so he now uses seven devices and has zero friends. In the end, he figured it's all the same, right?

Etymology: from e(lectronic) + juggle

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COMMENTS:

See http://www.verbotomy.com/verbottle.php?jargonism_id=4064&definition_id=77 for the origin of "faultitask". - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:28:00

Three great high-tech creates! You hit the juggler vein with this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 10:02:00

Jugglers and desultors - must be a circus in town! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:41:00

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Esultory

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: E-suhl-tawr-ee. Most likely, in line with current practice, written: "E-sultory".

Sentence: Bob, e-mok with cybricious e-nergy, skipped from E-bay to text messaging. But, unaware, with an i-pod in his e-ar, and in his own e-vironment, he stepped on the tele’s remote control, breaking it into tiny pieces. Consolatory, Roxie told him, “Don’t worry, with a few drops of e-poxy and e-verthing would be e-kay. But he e-gnored her, continuing on his esultory ways. Finally, e-xasperated with his electronic reverie, Roxie e-rupted, telling him that he needed to conduct his life with greater cybriety.

Etymology: Blend of "E" for electronic,as in E-mail, E-bay;(D)esultory: L. de + saltire(to leap)passing from one thing to another, without order, logical sequence; aimlessly. CYBRIETY:cyber & sobriety.CYBRICIOUS:cyber & capricious.

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like Bob needs to be E-loose-sedated or E-mancipated from his life of E's! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:25:00

A.A. Milne was way ahead of his time with E-eyore - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-28: 12:39:00

Your e-laborate e-ssay is e-xcellent! E for e-ffort! - Nosila, 2008-02-28: 20:43:00

petaj i love cybriety - petaj, 2008-02-29: 04:46:00

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Netbotomized

Created by: odocatfish

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Roboblipper

Created by: youngerway

Pronunciation: rəʊbɒblɪpə(r)

Sentence: Beth is definitely a roboblipper. She's always pressing buttons not knowin what tha hell she's doing. She tries to switch channels with her blackberry at least twice a day.

Etymology: robot (person who works without thinking) + blip

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COMMENTS:

Sometimes we all fall to roboblipping ... this will keep me chuckling every time I do it. Funtastic word. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:14:00

clever blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:19:00

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Malacaladarm

Created by: rimag

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