Verboticism: Networkitis

'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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Obsessamessage

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Did you get my message? Stop obsessamessage-ing it.

Etymology: obsessive messageing

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Elecbonics

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ee-lec-bon-ix

Sentence: Bob had an addydiction and spoke only in elecbonics, so by the time he could e-mail his coworkers that he "did believe he was experiencing an acute myocardial infarction," it was too late.

Etymology: electronic, ebonics

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COMMENTS:

it actually sounds like a malady - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 10:17:00

Hmmmm.... let me see if I can change it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-06: 11:29:00

that's a good word too - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 13:41:00

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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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Eddiction

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: e-dict-shun

Sentence: My boss's eddiction is even worse since he got his crackberry, now when we talk about Blackberry and Apple crumble he thinks there's been a collapse in the computer industry.

Etymology: addiction (physical dependence) + e (short for electronic)

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COMMENTS:

great sentence - fantastic word - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 10:15:00

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Consensualstext

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: con/sen/shu/al/ste/xt

Sentence: Texting constantly is quite alright as long as it's consensualstext.

Etymology: consensual sex + text

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COMMENTS:

textsational! - Nosila, 2011-02-08: 00:38:00

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Ediction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee dik shun

Sentence: Best pals Joanie and Charlie had such an ediction to their computers, they barely spoke to one another. Most of their communication was through their e-mails, texts and twitters. They did not even think it odd that they paid so much for their on-line chats, which they could do for free in person. This e-pulsive e-havior and e-diction was one of the e-vils of the e-lectronic e-ra, e-pparently!

Etymology: e-electronic;addiction (compulsion; habit-forming;psychological necessity)

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COMMENTS:

e-gad - galwaywegian, 2011-02-07: 10:20:00

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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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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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Cybereliance

Created by: iwasatripwire

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Sentence: I don't mind my cybereliance--it means I don't have to hear my roommate's voice anymore.

Etymology: cyber + reliance (duh)

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Dotcompulsive

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dot-com-poll-siv

Sentence: when he realised that pressing send/receive had become the most exciting part of his day, he knew he was dotcompulsive

Etymology: dot com, compulsive

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textraordinary! got my vote - galwaywegian, 2007-03-06: 05:10:00

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