Verboticism: Emalady

'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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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: Emalady

toralora - 2007-03-06: 00:33:00
I also came up with "emaladress" from Email + maladdress (=Bad address; an awkward, tactless or offensive way of accosting one or talking with one).

Alchemist - 2007-03-06: 08:18:00
yes indeedy, ma'lady...

purpleartichokes - 2007-03-06: 18:37:00
Aw geez. I'm really having an off day. I just now got Alchemist's remark. I must have been visited by a doltergeist.

BMott - 2007-03-09: 00:02:00
Great one!