Verboticism: Appleratus

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

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Ebrainsupport

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: e brain sup port

Sentence: After the heavy use of electronic devices, multimedia cell phones, greyberries and computers, dependency occurs: the human brain ceases to function independently, and requires ebrainsupport systems to think. While on ebrainsupport, an individual can produce thought, make basic decisions, access memory stored on the system. Consider Ella here: her ebrainsupport remembers her name for her and can do many things for her. Unfortunately, those who reach brain death and require ebrainsupport lose a sense of who they really are - personality becomes redundant.

Etymology: From LIFE SUPPORT and electronic = electronic brain support system.

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COMMENTS:

bye ;/ - splendiction, 2009-04-30: 23:10:00

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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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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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Techpendence

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: tek pen dun ce

Sentence: Richard and Amy were in such a horrible state of techpendence, neither could remember how to breath without having some device remind them to, show them how to, or do it for them.

Etymology: Technology (computers, gadgetry) + dependence (reliance upon something)

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COMMENTS:

I know those two! - Nosila, 2009-04-30: 18:58:00

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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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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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Iflip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īflip

Sentence: Chalk up another one to late-night marketing. Chuck fell for the come-on for the latest brain-boosting gadget, the iFlip. It promised to expedite the decision-making process. What it turned out to be was an electronic coin flipper, one simple button that activates a randomly-generated CGI coin image and a e-voice that calls out heads or tails. As silly as it sounds Chuck’s life has improved. Net result? A better-looking, smarter girlfriend and a higher-paying job. If only he could decide whether or not to buy the newest model.

Etymology: i (as in iPhone, iPad, iPod) + flip (turn over or cause to turn over with a sudden sharp movement)

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Cellurabot

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cell-u-rab-bot

Sentence: Mary was so fanatical about her blackberry that her friends were becoming concerned that it was controlling her. They couldn't understand how a grown woman could be so gaga for a gadget. Undoubtedly, she was becoming a cellurabot, unable to think or speak without gazing at the screen. One day a coworker saw her texting furiously. "What are you doing?" she asked. "I'm texting you a question," Mary replied. Her friend grabbed the phone away from her and shouted, "Cellurabot, texts are for kids."

Etymology: (from an old cereal commercial that featured a cartoon rabbit: "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids") cellular: cell phone/cell network + rabid: fanatical, extreme + bot: (short for robot) an infected computer that becomes a zombie under the control of a master computer

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Cute sentence and so true sadly of many people! - Nosila, 2009-04-30: 19:00:00

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Dumbphoned

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: dum foned

Sentence: After leaving his phone at the bar last night Doug couldn't even call his own mother. He was completely dumbphoned,

Etymology: dumbfounded + phone

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