Verboticism: Anthrophobiaectoclaacu

'Aaahhh! Stop the train! '

DEFINITION: v. To feel stressed and anxious and when your mobile phone runs out of battery power, drops its network connection, or in the worst case, gets misplaced and lost. n. A panic attack caused by an interruption in your mobile phone service.

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Disconnectophobia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: diskənektəfōbēə

Sentence: Jenny is connected to her BFF by the ear. If her cell isn’t stuck to the side of her face, it’s only because she is texting instead. Technology has been a godsend for them. It also has given her a bad case of disconnectophobia. The mere thought of a tech failure can make her break out in a cold sweat.

Etymology: disconnect (break the connection of or between) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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Andread

Created by: lshiva

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Incommanicado

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: In-com-man-ick-ar-doh

Sentence: Jane's heart raced as the bars dropped and she began to lose signal. She texted faster but just made more mistakes and had a sinking feeling she wouldn't know the answer before she lost network access again. "OMG u warin blu?" got through but then the ominous NO SIGNAL came up and she felt her eyes tearing up in frustration before she let out a wimpering shriek - "How am I supposed to know what to wear to the party?!" she screamed. "Aaaargh!" And as she looked at her shaking hands and tried not panic for the third time today, she had a vague recollection of her friend calling her "incommanicado", but the significance escaped her. How was she supposed to manage her life if her phone kept dropping out? Ridiculous.

Etymology: Incommunicado - colloquially used to mean unable to be contacted, usually due to distance, location and lack of communication equipment. Manic - colloquially used to mean frantic, such as running around unsure what to do, blubbering, agitated and stressing out.

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COMMENTS:

very cerebral - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:09:00

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Cellxiety

Created by: Lauren19

Pronunciation: cell-ex-ziedy

Sentence: The woman has major cellxiety and couldn't let anything happen to her phone. She could not part from it.

Etymology: cell- mobile device exiety- to keep at all times.

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Celladdict

Created by: stephboo43

Pronunciation: cell-add-ict

Sentence: she is such a celladdict, she can't go 5 minutes without cell phone service.

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Tingalingxiety

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: tingaling-Zahy-i-tee.

Sentence: "Ring, ring, why don't you give me a call" abbamatically reperdittied inside Bob's tunestuck head. He had lost his mobile, and felt like he was in cellutary confinement. Exilophoned, he cried out, "How loud is the silence, doesn't it ever go away?" Orphoned, telereaved, he prayed that it hadn't fallen into the wrong hands. His pathetic dependence on it, together with his excessive texting and phoning, made him a chatatonic cliche, a stereotype of tingalingxiety.

Etymology: TINGALINNG: onomatopoeia for the sound of a phone & ANXIETY:troubled, uneasy, distressed.

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COMMENTS:

five bonus verboticisms, not counting the off-def ones. Amazing. You're a star. Pronunciation is a bit awkward, though. Is that what you really meant? - stache, 2008-04-03: 07:23:00

so many great words - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-03: 13:00:00

yes, that's what I thought. Better now (says your friendly pronuncidunce (Pro NUN suh dunce)). - stache, 2008-04-03: 18:41:00

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Cellophobia

Created by: mwgloe21

Pronunciation: Cell-O-Phobia

Sentence: Jane suffered from cellophobia when she went through a tunnel.

Etymology: cell, -phobia-fear of

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Mobilegroan

Created by: Kazizzle

Pronunciation: moh/bull/grown

Sentence: Denise released a loud mobilegroan when she realized her cell phone didn't get service in Europe.

Etymology: "Mobile phone" - a portable telephone and "Groan" - a low, guttural sound of frustration.

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Blackberiberi

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: blahk behree behree

Sentence: It was the worst case of blackberiberi ever seen, causing severe iphobia and naukea

Etymology: blackberry beriberi

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COMMENTS:

phonetically perfect! - Nosila, 2011-10-26: 07:20:00

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Mobophobia

Created by: chilligarlic

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