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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COMMENTS:

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

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Iphoneatic

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: eye-phone-at-ick

Sentence: v. He's totally iphonatic. He can't go 5 minutes without checking his updates on his phone. n. She's an iphonatic, nothing else would spend that much time on mobile Twitter.

Etymology: iPhone+fanatic

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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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Phonopendent

Created by: kenedyb

Pronunciation: phone-o-pen-dent

Sentence: phonopendent means that you can not function properly with out your phone

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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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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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Syndrotechnophilin

Created by: someperson101

Pronunciation: sɪndrotɛknofɪlən

Sentence: The syndrotechnophilin usually doesn't get out of bed, but it served by his/her phone (by ordering pizza) and will lay by the door and wait for pizza.

Etymology: syndrome + technophile

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Cellshocked

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: sell-shockt

Sentence: Katie was a terminal cellshocker. Sadly, her boyfriend had resorted to texting her immediately after sex to confirm her satisfaction.

Etymology: Cell - phone network. Shocked - acute physical or mental disturbance/state of confusion.

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Ethetic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ee-thet-ik

Sentence: When it comes to personal communications Wendall is ethetic. If he can't email, text, IM or tweet he can't communicate. Most of his "friends" don't even know what his voice sounds like.

Etymology: e (electronic) + pathetic (causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; pitiful; pitiable)

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