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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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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Cybereliance

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation:

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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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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Obsessamessage

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: obsessive messageing

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Efaildialogin

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: E-fAle-dIa-log-in

Sentence: Seems Jill can't communicate in person. The problem is, her computer is at the repair shop. Jill is experiencing efaildialogin and can't communicate at all.

Etymology: email/fail/dialogue/log in

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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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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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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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Communicaddiction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kom myoon ick ad dikt shun

Sentence: Byron had a communicaddiction and was never seen without being glued to a computer, blackberry ot other latest device to contact other humans. The main problem with this communicaddiction, was that Byron could not communicate verbally in person with other humans. Without the crutches of modern technology, he was powerless to transmit his emotions and develop real relationships. He was not alone in his dependency. We know that the early pioneers of e-mail, only developed it so that a person could send a joke to a co-worker only inches away in the same room, on company time...

Etymology: Communicate ( transmit thoughts or feelings or information;be in contact; interchange information or ideas) & Addiction (being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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