Verboticism: Textopathy

'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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Emation

Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation: ee-ma-shon

Sentence: Well, you have to become part of the office culture, of course, if you want to achieve emation

Etymology: e = (abbr) electronic mail. mation = the process of making friends

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Digimute

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: DIH-je-mute

Sentence: Linda was a classic digimute - often emailing her office partner questions that she could just as easily ask by looking across the room and speaking.

Etymology: digi (digital) + mute (unable to speak)

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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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Instantity

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: in-stan-i-tee

Sentence: When I was first diagnosed with instantity, I couldn't wait to email the guy next to me all about it.

Etymology: instant + insanity

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Emalady

Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: ee/ma/ladd/ee

Sentence: He has a classic case of emalady. He 'emaladresses' his sister whilst in the same room as her.

Etymology: Email + Malady ( = a disease / a disorder).

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COMMENTS:

I also came up with "emaladress" from Email + maladdress (=Bad address; an awkward, tactless or offensive way of accosting one or talking with one). - toralora, 2007-03-06: 00:33:00

yes indeedy, ma'lady... - Alchemist, 2007-03-06: 08:18:00

Aw geez. I'm really having an off day. I just now got Alchemist's remark. I must have been visited by a doltergeist. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-06: 18:37:00

Great one! - BMott, 2007-03-09: 00:02:00

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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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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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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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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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Eyechatting

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Created by: emd2k3

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