Verboticism: Gabdget

'I can word back everything you repeat.'

DEFINITION: To engage in conversation while using a technical device, like a TV or computer, to keep you sharp, in case the discussion gets dull.

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Gabdget

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: GAB-jeht

Sentence: When Alex's girlfriend gabdgetted with him for three hours, her eyes glued to her Razr, he realised she wasn't for him.

Etymology: gab + gadget.

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COMMENTS:

Is Alex ever going to find true love? - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:12:00

I'm actually deriving a perverse pleasure from torturing poor Alex. Good to know someone's dating life looks like mine. :P - mplsbohemian, 2007-07-24: 23:56:00

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Technopowwow

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tek-no-pow-wow

Sentence: She thought, if he technopowwowed her one more time she would run over the converter with her truck.

Etymology: tecno + powwow

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Vidict

Created by: missmurder

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Chattycathode

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: CHAT-tee-CATH-ode

Sentence: He goes chattycathode whenever we talk about our wedding plans.

Etymology: Chatty Kathy (a talking doll from the 1950's) and cathode (as in cathode ray tube, the screen on a TV)

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COMMENTS:

Hehe! I had one of those dolls! - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-24: 16:01:00

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Xtroverse

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: ex-tro-verse

Sentence: "I'm listening!" insisted George to his girlfriend. It was hard for her to believe, however, as his xtroversing caused his thumbs to twitch over his game controller whenever she spoke.

Etymology: x-box + converse + extrovert

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Klixon

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: clix/on

Sentence: Klixon is a language that doesn't use vocal cords.

Etymology: Klingon + clicks

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Technecho

Created by: Dboozer

Pronunciation: tek-neck-oh

Sentence: After simply technechoing his girlfriend for two years while surfing the web, Clive unexpectedly found himself married with two kids before he even realized it.

Etymology: techn(ology) + echo

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COMMENTS:

now that's extreme virtual concentration - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:15:00

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Hocusfocus

Created by: Wordhewer

Pronunciation: ho"-cus-FO'-cus

Sentence: I can't rely on Jeremy to clearly remember anything I tell him. He insists his hocusfocus -- diddling electronically while I'm trying to converse with him -- is adequate, but it's not.

Etymology: Derived from "hocus-pocus", suggesting a magical ability to concentrate adequately on two threads of thought at the same time.

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COMMENTS:

I posted this not long before midnight... does the game end for the day then? - Wordhewer, 2007-07-25: 00:34:00

funny and I've always liked to say 'hocus-pocus' anyway - kabloozie, 2007-07-25: 13:36:00

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Yesdearing

Created by: KristinA

Pronunciation: yes-dear-ing

Sentence: Because of past experience, Mary knew to discuss her home renovation plans with her husband before the start of football season. His yesdearing had caused problems with their last remodel, specifically when the pink carpet was installed in the master bedroom.

Etymology: "yes dear" and "hearing"

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Elecphonics

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: e-lek-fon-ix

Sentence: Engaging in elecphonics was the best way to deal with his witless, chatty girlfriend.

Etymology: electronics, phonics

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COMMENTS:

good one!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 12:47:00

clever! - remistram, 2007-07-24: 13:49:00

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