Verboticism: Techpendence

'What was your name again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be so dependent on computers and other gadgets, that you cannot communicate or even think without them. n. A person who cannot communicate, or even think, without using an electronic device.

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Ipaddicted

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eye pad dik ted

Sentence: Although not as tech-savvy as most, George had gotten an iPad for his birthday and was totally hooked on it. He had become ipaddicted to the little machine. It absorbed his every waking hour and his only interraction with others humans was over machinery. He had neither the time or the energy to pursue real-live girls. For George's benefit, one hopes they make a new version soon that can allow George to marry and have kids online. We doubt George's mother would approve...she of the black & white tv; Beta tapes and rotary phone...

Etymology: iPad (A tablet computer made by Apple Inc...) & Addicted (compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming)

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Yahooked

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ya hookt

Sentence: He was so yahooked that he failed to see that her Mozillas were so big, they'd have googled his eyebrowsers!

Etymology: Yahoo (Internet browser; also not very intelligent or interested in culture) & Hooked (as in addicted to a drug)

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COMMENTS:

funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-30: 12:48:00

yes I agree. - splendiction, 2009-04-30: 23:08:00

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Appleratus

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/pul/ra/tus

Sentence: "Let's see"..."I have my iPod, my iPhone and my Macbook. That's all my appleratus so now I'm all macked, oh sorry I meant packed."

Etymology: apple + apparatus

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Gadjitters

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gadd-jiht-terz

Sentence: Whenever Das couldn't find her iphone she got the gadjitters so bad the ringtones in her head wouldn't stop until she'd had a triple shot in her chocolate mint mocha.

Etymology: GADJET + JITTERS

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COMMENTS:

sounds yummy - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-30: 12:58:00

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Ependent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēpendənt

Sentence: Some people write themselves notes to remember important things. John will text or e-mail himself to keep his life in order. He is absolutely ependent. Between his laptop and iPhone everything he does is scheduled, planned or stored electronically. His answer to almost any task or question presented is "I have an app for that". He almost had a crisis last Friday when he forgot to schedule bathroom breaks. Luckily he still has a residual biological override.

Etymology: e (denoting anything in an electronic state, esp. the use of electronic data transfer in cyberspace) + dependent (unable to do without)

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Technobsess

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: teck-no-ob-sess

Sentence: Of course all the slow walking people ahead were slowing her pace down. There should be a law she thought, all those technobsessed people texting while walking should get a ticket, especially the ones stopped dead in their tracks. Those who particularly can't spell and walk at the same time. These are the same people who cannot chew gum and walk at the same time.

Etymology: techno (short for technology as in current electronic gadgets) + obsess (to dominate, besiege, control)

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Idetentee

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Eye Dee Ten Tee

Sentence: Paula thought it rather cute (if a little Jobsian) of her friends to refer her as an iDetentee. Being a touch dyslexic, she would often joke back that she was *not* having an iDetentee crisis. Unfortunately this meant she never realised that her friends were really calling her an ID10T.

Etymology: i (eye?): An Apple (i)nspired (i)nternet fad to begin the name of anything to do with technology with an (i). Detent: to arrest, detain. Detentee (neol): One who is detained. Idiot: One who crashes car whilst txt'ing on a cell/mobile/pda, for example.

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COMMENTS:

A multilayered verbotomy of true sophistication. Kudos!! - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 01:04:00

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Devicecontrived

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: De-vice-con-trive-d

Sentence: Mary was into technology that Mary had forgotten how "devicecontrived" she was until,she had to pull up her name on her I-Phone to tell Gus!

Etymology: Device: An invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks. Contrived: forced, planned, laboured, strained, artificial, elaborate, unnatural, overdone

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Tweetwit

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tweeee twiht

Sentence: They were the perfect couple, he was a tweetwit, she was a tweetwitterher

Etymology: tweet, twit

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Symbiotech

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sim - bee - ot - tek

Sentence: Jeffrey had a symtiotech relationship with his laptop and PDA. He had a difficult time keeping track of his life, making plans or even communicating if he did not have one of them nearby.

Etymology: symbiotic (The intimate living together of two dissimilar organisms, frequently (but not always) in a mutually beneficial relationship), tech (abbreviation for technology)

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COMMENTS:

clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-30: 12:47:00

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