Verboticism: Imaholic

'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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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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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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Thumbunicate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: θəmyoōnəkāt

Sentence: Qwerty can only thumbunicate with the rest of the world via his Crackberry from his home deep in the heart of Textus.

Etymology: thumb (the short, thick first digit of the human hand, set lower and apart from the other four and opposable to them) + communicate (share or exchange information, news, or ideas)

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COMMENTS:

:) - galwaywegian, 2009-09-23: 12:14:00

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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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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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Techaddiction

Created by: lalaland6868

Pronunciation: Teck-Ah-Dick-shun

Sentence: Techaddiction is feared by most because it is believed to be taking over the next generation.

Etymology: Tech-technology Addiction- a strong attraction to.

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Needee

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: need/ee

Sentence: The pair was so needee that they both continued to email after several bouts of carpal tunnel surgery

Etymology: Need (addiction) + e (email)

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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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Textaholic

Created by: sonic101

Pronunciation: text-a-hol-ic

Sentence: James is such a textaholic, he emails his order at Starbucks while standing in line.

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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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