Verboticism: Hocusfocus

'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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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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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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Vidict

Created by: missmurder

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Listeningbutnot

Created by: bigk3452

Pronunciation: listening-but-not

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Convitechni

Created by: kellii3

Pronunciation: con-vi-tech-ni

Sentence: my mum started arguing with me that i wasnt listening to what she was saying and that i waspaying more attention to what was on the t.v so i turned round and said to her i am listening im using convitechni.

Etymology: con-(convosation) vi-(not sure made it up) techni-(technical)

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COMMENTS:

i love my new word - kellii3, 2007-07-24: 14:35:00

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Haelp

Created by: candysprinkles

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Technoloquate

Created by: tatterdemalion

Pronunciation: tec-no-lo-quate

Sentence: Ted technoloquated to the tune of the tiny television, masking the muttering of his magpie mother-in-law.

Etymology: "techno-," from Greek "techne," art or skill + "-loquate," from "loqui," Latin "to speak"

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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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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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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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