Verboticism: Nophonetics

'Sure, I'd love to talk...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who immediately answers all cell phone calls, then chats on and on, leaving the people they're with, hanging. v. To answer your phone even when you are in the middle of another conversation.

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sell-fish

Sentence: When he started taking calls from telemarketers during intimate moments, I realized that he wasn't that into me and was really quite cellfish.

Etymology: cell phone, selfish


petaj another eelegant word from purpeartichokes - petaj, 2007-04-05: 05:00:00

Ooo now that's really fine. - pinwheel, 2007-04-05: 05:02:00

playdohheart perfect! - playdohheart, 2007-04-05: 05:07:00

Proof that sometimes the most obvious ones are the best. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-05: 05:40:00

Thanks all. OOoo... I feel like such a cell-ebrity. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-05: 07:12:00

great one! as usual. being a cell-ebrity, this one might get you the verboscar - toadstool57, 2007-04-05: 08:24:00


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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: fone-junk-ee

Sentence: Steve was a phonejunkie because he could never let a call go by without taking it and ignoring whoever he was with in the process.

Etymology: phone + junkie

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: poll igg am ow th

Sentence: he could'nt see how his polygamouth behaviour was interfering with his chances of having any polygomous behaviour.

Etymology: polygamy, mouth

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Created by: Sed8ed

Pronunciation: sell a phant

Sentence: Paul was the worst kind of cellaphant one could imagine, with a cell phone that seems to be sprouting from his ear.


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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɹɪŋsleɪv/

Sentence: I worry about becoming a ringslave because I do answer the phone almost immediately every time it rings, but I think my humanity may be saved by the fact that I seem incapable of carrying on a conversation that lasts more than 30 seconds over the phone.

Etymology: From ring + slave


I'm actually not quite that bad. I don't answer it at family events (unless it's more family), in theaters, or during class. And I always keep it on silent. But I worry about it nonetheless. - ErWenn, 2007-04-05: 08:31:00

Ringslave precedes ringworm. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-05: 08:56:00

Ringworm at dinner? Yikes... - wordmeister, 2007-04-05: 14:01:00

Ringworm just about anywhere near me earns a "Yikes." - ErWenn, 2007-04-05: 23:26:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sell a bayt

Sentence: Rita thought it rude when Fritz interrupted their discussions by answering all his cellphone calls and chatting for ages, ignoring her. Fritz was always on the phone instead of the phone being on the Fritz. She told him that if he could not cellabate, then he would become celibate.

Etymology: Cell (handheld portable telephone) & Abate (become less in amount or intensity) & Wordplay on Celibate (abstaining from sexual intercourse)

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: tell-ee-cuh-myoo-knee-cay-shuns-ex-pert

Sentence: the first time he answered the phone she figured it must be important... but by the fourth phone call she realised he was a telecommunicashunsexpert

Etymology: telecommunications expert, shun

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Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: con-vers-ir-it-ay-shun-al-ist

Sentence: Jenny was a true conversirritationalist: upon receiving a phone call in a movie theatre, she rushed out to catch it and spent the rest of the movie gabbing.

Etymology: "conversationalist" + "irritation"

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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: gal-ohs-bee-ver

Sentence: We were keenly discussing the Tolkien references in Zeppelin's music, when Robert's mate Jimmy phoned; and of course the gallowsbeaver had to ramble on, seemingly forgetting our presence.

Etymology: From "gallows" which leaves people hanging, and "beaver" used to mean someone who is eager, and "dam" rude. Boom boom. Also "beavers" in Scouting are the youngest members, giving my word connotations of "childish".


a little convoluted but I'll give you a vote for originality - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-05: 14:46:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Com-u-nic-ay-shun

Sentence: Joe drove his friends mad whenever he received a call on his cell phone, as he would always communicashun them and proceed to talk for ages to the person on the other end of the line. Eventually most of them started to take great exception to this and decided to 'disconnect' their friendship!

Etymology: Communication (to share or exchange information or ideas) Origin Latin communicare 'to share'. + Shun (avoid, ignore or reject)Origin Old English abhor. = Communicashun


Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-11: 08:13:00


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