Verboticism: Instantity

'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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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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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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Depenmail

Created by: Windyo

Pronunciation: di/pun/mail

Sentence: He is a depenmail... just look at him typing!

Etymology: Dependece + email. For an obscure reason it made me think of "lolicon" so i put it as a noun even though i wanted to put it as a verb...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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