Verboticism: Electronicdistractiondisorder

'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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Twitiot

Created by: Laurenza

Pronunciation: Twi-diot

Sentence: Look at that twitiot driving into the telephone pole!

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Polycommotic

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: POL e com OT ic

Sentence: Twenty minutes into their ride to the airport, when Loudon had not been able to complete a sentence in his conversation with Blanche due to her efforts to juggle two phone conversations and an IM session, while also listening to her Garman voice nav system, he realized she was a polycommotic.

Etymology: greek, "polys," many, + communicate +otic, as in hypnotic, neurotic and psycotic

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COMMENTS:

I hope they didn't make her shut off her phone on the plane. Going cold turkey like that could be hazardous for everyone. Good word! - yellowbird, 2008-02-28: 12:07:00

Poly sure needs a lot more than a cracker to talk now! Unique and clever blending of some very choice words! Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:43:00

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Netbotomized

Created by: odocatfish

Pronunciation:

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Blackburial

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blak bery all

Sentence: Shauna never went anywhere without her Blackberry, her cellphones and her laptop. We were never sure why she thought she was so important that she had to be in constant contact with everyone she ever met. Face to face discussions with her were rare,and not without her needing to respond to every beep, text or call. She called it multi-tasking, we called it blackburial. Her only connection with other humans was through these electronic gadgets. She would lock herself away for hours on end in her office and click and text people. One day she was asked (on Blackberry) why she kept so many devices going at once. Without a hint of irony, she said it was because she loved dealing with people!

Etymology: blackberry (communication device, which apparently is very addictive) & burial (being covered in something)

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COMMENTS:

Pure class :-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-12: 23:42:00

Very interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:17:00

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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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Communicaptive

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmyoōnəkaptiv

Sentence: Mary feels like a communicaptive. She has a Blackberry that she needs for work and a cell that she carries for personal calls, texts & e-mails. If one isn*t beeping at her the other is. Yesterday she finally flipped out and duct taped the two devices together so they could talk to each other while she went skipping down the street like a little girl without a care in the world.

Etymology: communication (the imparting or exchanging of information or news) + captive (a person who has been taken prisoner)

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COMMENTS:

communicaptivating word! - Nosila, 2010-05-11: 23:46:00

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Incelligent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/cell/i/gent

Sentence: It takes a sophisticated and incelligent person today to command and control a Blackberry which is a able to act as a computer, phone, emailer, texter, gamer, GPSer, car starter, baby listening device, hair brush, electric shaver, nail filer and make-up mirror all in one and all at the same time while you're driving to work and eating breakfast.

Etymology: cell + intelligent

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COMMENTS:

Beeped all my bells! Ex'cell'ent! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:14:00

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Dronicator

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: dro-ni-cate-or

Sentence: Jessie was the biggest dronicator. She had 6 cell phones, 10 screen names on 4 different instant messengers, and 5 myspace and facebook accounts. She never had a free minute to talk to someone face-to-face.

Etymology: drone + communicator

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COMMENTS:

Intriguing angle! Leaves a big impression! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:48:00

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Constantcommsattentive

Created by: JoFos

Pronunciation: Constant - comms - a- tentive

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COMMENTS:

someone's attention is constantly taken by communication tools - JoFos, 2008-02-28: 15:08:00

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Digiac

Created by: ddove60

Pronunciation: dij-i-ak

Sentence: "Did you see that digiac?" my wife exclaimed as I dodged the car that abruptly switched into my lane, "Trying to drive with two cell phones, and wearing an iPod?"

Etymology: digital + maniac

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COMMENTS:

Dig-it-all! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:21:00

Elegant in its compactness. Nice job. - stache, 2008-02-28: 10:39:00

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