Verboticism: Xtroverse

'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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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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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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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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Gizmoloquy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Giz-mol-O-kvee

Sentence: When his girlfriend began to pour out in minute detail her frustations about the inequality of women in the workplace, the man quickly turned to gizmoloquy

Etymology: From a blending of "gizmo": a small technological item; "mology" a slang term for technological wares such as laptops, phones, tv's etc, and "loquy" of colloquy: to converse.

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:13:00

Great word. Does it matter, though (I'm new!) that the definition calls for a verb, and you made a noun? - Wordhewer, 2007-07-25: 00:38:00

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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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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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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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Thingymajig

Created by: marissa932

Pronunciation: thingy-ma-jig

Sentence: i used that thingymajig!

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sweet word!! - marissa932, 2007-07-24: 09:44:00

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Macyack

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mack/yack

Sentence: Darien was an expert technotasker who always had his laptop on and could macyack with his friends while he was checking his e-mail, playing games and writing an essay all at the same time.

Etymology: Mackintosh Apple laptop computer + yack

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COMMENTS:

mackity-yak, don't talk back. - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-24: 09:14:00

I'm afraid PC users have these same tendancies, too! - KristinA, 2007-07-24: 09:17:00

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Remoteconsole

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/mote/con/sole

Sentence: When I'm upset all I get is remoteconsole which goes something like "yeah yeah I'm listening" " 4 nothing!!" "uh you were saying" "that wasn't a penalty, for .... sake" "yeah yeah whatever" "whatever you're wearing looks great" "that was a clean check you moron!" "uh not you"

Etymology: remote control + console

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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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