Verboticism: Cellophobia

'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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Flipanic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: flipanik

Sentence: Marcia is known to flipanic whenever she loses the signal for her cell. Her friends know the signs. First there is the look of dread on her face, followed by the quivering lip and finally the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Before she starts pulling out her hair they just need to nudge or move her to a spot where she can get bars.

Etymology: flip phone (The flip phone or clamshell is an electronics form factor which is in two or more sections that fold via a hinge) + panic (sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety)

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Phonbia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōnbēə

Sentence: Jill practically lives with her celly in hand. Talking, texting, surfing... she’s all about it. One of the problems this causes is a major case of phonbia, a general case of what if. What if the signal fades? What if the battery fails? What if she sprains her thumb? AAAAAAAAAAAA!

Etymology: phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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Cellparation

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cell-par-a-tion

Sentence: Kat experienced cellparation anxiety one morning when her blackberry died abruptly in the middle of a tweet. Realizing that she would have to communicate face to face with people, she began to panic and tried to call in a sick day. Unfortunately, she did not have a landline, so she spent the morning cowering in her cubicle until lunch when she could go to the mall for a new cell fix.

Etymology: cell+separation: wordplay on separation anxiety disorder

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:10:00

Really good word. - splendiction, 2009-05-22: 21:54:00

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Igmobilephobia

Created by: sjacksonnnn4

Pronunciation: Igg-Mobile-Fobia

Sentence: igmobilephobia has gotten the best of me, i need to get out of these mountains!

Etymology: ig- without, mobile, phobia- fear

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Krayzeeadictionaphobia

Created by: tituba

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Anite

Created by: Mclovin

Pronunciation: an.iht.

Sentence: i have anite. :)

Etymology: an-without ite-one connection too.

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Breakupphobia

Created by: LARRYHOOVER

Pronunciation: brak-ahup-fo-be-ah

Sentence: i have breakuphobia with my women when were on the phone and i have bad service (Verizon :p) #attalltheway

Etymology: breakup-self explanatory phobia-scared

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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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Disconnexaphobia

Created by: Pmac46

Pronunciation: Dis-con-ex-uh-fobe-ee-uh

Sentence: The crazy looking girl's case of Disconnexaphobia has caused her to have a panic attack as she lost service while going into a tunnel.

Etymology: Dis- "lack of" + connex- "join together" + a +phobia- fear

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Hysterimissedcall

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hiss/ter/i/mist/call

Sentence: Sally became hysterimissedcall when her cell phone broke down just as she was about to accept a once in a lifetime job offer.

Etymology: hysteria + missed call + hysterical

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COMMENTS:

Good one...nightmare scenario. Don't you think they should call it histeria when it's a guy and hersteria when it happens to a girl??? - Nosila, 2009-05-22: 12:00:00

libertybelle clever! - libertybelle, 2009-05-22: 14:24:00

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