Verboticism: Compulsotype

'Did you get my email?'

DEFINITION: n. A psychological dependency on electronic messaging which often leads to compulsive emailing, even among people who are sitting inches apart. v. To email, twitter, or text compulsively.

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Ediction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee dik shun

Sentence: Best pals Joanie and Charlie had such an ediction to their computers, they barely spoke to one another. Most of their communication was through their e-mails, texts and twitters. They did not even think it odd that they paid so much for their on-line chats, which they could do for free in person. This e-pulsive e-havior and e-diction was one of the e-vils of the e-lectronic e-ra, e-pparently!

Etymology: e-electronic;addiction (compulsion; habit-forming;psychological necessity)

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COMMENTS:

e-gad - galwaywegian, 2011-02-07: 10:20:00

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Efaildialogin

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: E-fAle-dIa-log-in

Sentence: Seems Jill can't communicate in person. The problem is, her computer is at the repair shop. Jill is experiencing efaildialogin and can't communicate at all.

Etymology: email/fail/dialogue/log in

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Machooked

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: mac + hooked

Sentence: They were so machooked that they would chat on and on without ever saying a word to each other, despite being in the same room.

Etymology: You've heard of a Macbook, right? Right.

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Wwwinfatuation

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ooo win fat you ay shun

Sentence: "this wwwinfatuation is getting out of hand" as he fished the palmtop out of the toilet bowl, complete with its waterproof cover which he had designed after the last incident.

Etymology: www, infatuation

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Botitis

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: bot/i/tis

Sentence: BOTitis, (better known as a digital disconnect between the brain and the fingers), may be responsible for her clueless condition; on the other hand, he had to admit that maybe he wasn't al2gethR there either.

Etymology: BOT: text messaging acronym meaning "Back On Track" + itis (indicating a disorder or disease)

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Hyperinboxia

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: High-purr-in-box-sia

Sentence: Michael's hyperinboxia was finally cured by an ingenious psychiatrist who happened to be an excellent hacker and virus programmer.

Etymology: Hyper + inbox + hyperoxia. Hyper: too much. Inbox: where emails go. Hyperoxia: high oxygen concentration in the blood, causes euphoria.

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COMMENTS:

petaj very clever - petaj, 2007-03-07: 03:17:00

Good one - BMott, 2007-03-09: 00:00:00

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Relyememe

Created by: deannewby

Pronunciation:

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Dotcompulsive

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dot-com-poll-siv

Sentence: when he realised that pressing send/receive had become the most exciting part of his day, he knew he was dotcompulsive

Etymology: dot com, compulsive

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COMMENTS:

textraordinary! got my vote - galwaywegian, 2007-03-06: 05:10:00

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Communicaddiction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kom myoon ick ad dikt shun

Sentence: Byron had a communicaddiction and was never seen without being glued to a computer, blackberry ot other latest device to contact other humans. The main problem with this communicaddiction, was that Byron could not communicate verbally in person with other humans. Without the crutches of modern technology, he was powerless to transmit his emotions and develop real relationships. He was not alone in his dependency. We know that the early pioneers of e-mail, only developed it so that a person could send a joke to a co-worker only inches away in the same room, on company time...

Etymology: Communicate ( transmit thoughts or feelings or information;be in contact; interchange information or ideas) & Addiction (being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming)

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Textopathy

Shellbow

Created by: Shellbow

Pronunciation: teks-TAW-path-ee

Sentence: He suffered so severely from textopathy that the joints in both of his thumbs were permanently inflamed.

Etymology: Text (to send text messages) + pathy (a disease of, or abnormality)

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COMMENTS:

Shellbow This is much better for me than watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory. - Shellbow, 2013-11-01: 23:18:00

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