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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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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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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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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Emainia

swallowedbyafish

Created by: swallowedbyafish

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: email + mainia

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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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Portality

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: por tal itee

Sentence: Sedgewick just knew that only working on a computer with no fresh air, exercise or proper nutrition would eventually lead to his portality. Inez knew it too, but she faithfully stayed by his side, day after day, exchanging texts and e-mails, knowing that their love was doomed...like Sympatiromeo and Yahooliet.

Etymology: Portal (a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet) & Mortality (the quality or state of being mortal;susceptibility to death)

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Texican

Created by: tommyboy

Pronunciation: teks-eh-ken

Sentence: her over-dependency on facebook practically grants her texican citizenship.

Etymology: hmm

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COMMENTS:

Bueno! - Nosila, 2009-09-24: 01:32:00

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Thumbunicate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: θəmyoōnəkāt

Sentence: Qwerty can only thumbunicate with the rest of the world via his Crackberry from his home deep in the heart of Textus.

Etymology: thumb (the short, thick first digit of the human hand, set lower and apart from the other four and opposable to them) + communicate (share or exchange information, news, or ideas)

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COMMENTS:

:) - galwaywegian, 2009-09-23: 12:14:00

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Socialnotworking

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: soe ssssyla noht wer king

Sentence: The office was a hub of socialnotworking, but redundency soon stopped the twitting.

Etymology: social networking not working

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2011-02-08: 00:28:00

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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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