Verboticism: Portality

'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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Needymail

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: nee-dee-meyl

Sentence: Jackie's neeymailing issue had gotten her Blackberry taken away and a free trip to the principal's office. Twitching her fingers, she now sat outside.

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COMMENTS:

this is good - wordmeister, 2007-03-22: 16:00:00

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Networkitis

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: net-werk-EYE-tis

Sentence: Gilbert has long been suffering from networkitis, a psychological condition that can only be relieved by near constant networking with others thru emails, text messaging, twitter, Facebook, chats and instant messaging. The prognosis is not good.

Etymology: Based on the word 'network' (v. to connect with others on line) with the addition of the suffix -itis ( denoting abnormal states or conditions, excesses, tendencies, obsessions)

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Elemesniac

Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: el-mis-ne-ac

Sentence: He is always busy with sending emails and messages to his buddies , he seems a real elemesniac.

Etymology: ele = electronic , mes = messaging , niac = maniac

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Eyembrainosis

Created by: bettyann9

Pronunciation: Eye-em-brane-ose-is

Sentence: Overuse of Yahoo messenger can lead to severe eyembrainosis. The only known treatment is removal from the computer area and forced conversation with strangers in line at the supermarket.

Etymology: IM (instant messaging)+ brain (brain) + osis (a diseased or abnormal condition)

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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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Asciimania

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ass-kee-may-nee-ya

Sentence: "Doug just emailed his dog explaining that he couldn't get the usual chow. I think he has asciimania."

Etymology: ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), the text encoding system used in computers and communication; + mania

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Tweetfreak

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: tweet - freek

Sentence: When I met Elijah, I knew there was something different about him. He seemed to be mute. If I asked him a question, he would smile and type. By the time I walked away, I had the answer on my Blackberry. Elijah had become a tweetfreak; he had apparantly decided he would rather twitter than talk.

Etymology: tweet (Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets), freak (addict: someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction)

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Commpulsion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kom puhlll shun

Sentence: Harry the commpulsive comms wizard told his fluffy white owl his message carrying services would no longer be required since the arrival of twitter. Twitt? to who? his feathered ex-friend hooted

Etymology: communications, compulsion

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COMMENTS:

What a hoot...owl like it! - Nosila, 2009-09-23: 10:36:00

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Emainia

swallowedbyafish

Created by: swallowedbyafish

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Sentence: The boy suffered from severe emainia, which was not too uncommon among his generation.

Etymology: email + mainia

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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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