Verboticism: Elecbonics

'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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Enal

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: e/nal

Sentence: To cover his ass and reassure himself he has told everybody everything he should and covered all his bases, my boss e-mails everything instead of speaking any more. He's totally enal.

Etymology: e-mail + anal

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COMMENTS:

nice. - galwaywegian, 2007-03-06: 07:05:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 10:16:00

short, sweet and clear. here's my vote. - w5lf9s, 2007-03-06: 13:08:00

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Obsessemail

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: ahb-SEHS-e-male

Sentence: Between Rhonda's chipped fingernails and Bret's carpal tunnel, you'd think they'd start arguing in person, and give up the obsessemail war. After all, they share an efficiency apartment.

Etymology: obsess + email

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Eddiction

artr

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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Obsessamessage

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: obsessive messageing

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Emittle

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: e-mit-tel

Sentence: I started to emittle a little, then I started to emittle a lot. My girlfriend doesn't like much...

Etymology: emit+email

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

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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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Qwertycate

mrskellyscl

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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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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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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