Verboticism: Dotcompulsive

'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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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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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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Qwertycate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: kw3rti-cate

Sentence: Ashley, Meghan and Tiffany would qwertycate with each other for hours, even if they were sitting in the same room together, at the movies or in school. When they began to text instead of speak, their parents and teachers worried that they were losing the ability to express themselves in speech, except for an occasional "whatever" when questioned by an adult. Doctors are becoming concerned that qwertycation can become a powerful addiction with teenagers, young adults and those parents who have learned how to text by their kids who constantly hunt them down via the phone to ask stupid questions.

Etymology: qwerty: a computer keyboard. Named for the first six letters on the left hand of a standard English typewriting keyboard, it is the name adopted for miniature keyboards used in texting devices such as phones. + communicate: exchange ideas or information

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Enemoured

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: en.ee.muhrd

Sentence: He hasn't left his desk for days - probably has a new girl e-friend. He seems completely enemoured.

Etymology: enamored + e-anything

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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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Eyechatting

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Created by: emd2k3

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Etymology:

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Eddiction

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ee-dik-shuhn

Sentence: Ronnie's eddiction is so bad that he has to email himself reminders to eat meals or shower. He even bought a waterproof housing for his phone so he won't miss any incoming texts.

Etymology: e (electronic) + addiction (the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma)

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Imaholic

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: Im-aholic

Sentence: Her boyfriend was in the chair three feet away, but rather than talk, she sent IM's. He responded via IM, "Your an Imaholic!"

Etymology: IM: short for instant messaging. -- holic: from Alcoholic, indicating dependency.

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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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