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.
VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)
Thumbunicate: /Î¸É™myoÅnÉ™kÄt/ Qwerty can only thumbunicate with the rest of the world via his Crackberry from his home deep in the heart of Textus. Etymology: thumb (the short, thick first digit of the human hand, set lower and apart from the other four and opposable to them) + communicate (share or exchange information, news, or ideas) Created by: artr.
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galwaywegian, 2009-09-23: 12:14:00
Qwertycate: /kw3rti-cate / Ashley, Meghan and Tiffany would qwertycate with each other for hours, even if they were sitting in the same room together, at the movies or in school. When they began to text instead of speak, their parents and teachers worried that they were losing the ability to express themselves in speech, except for an occasional “whatever” when questioned by an adult.
Doctors are becoming concerned that qwertycation can become a powerful addiction with teenagers, young adults and those parents who have learned how to text by their kids who constantly hunt them down via the phone to ask stupid questions. Etymology: qwerty: a computer keyboard. Named for the first six letters on the left hand of a standard English typewriting keyboard, it is the name adopted for miniature keyboards used in texting devices such as phones. + communicate: exchange ideas or information Created by: mrskellyscl.
Tweetfreak: /tweet – freek/ When I met Elijah, I knew there was something different about him. He seemed to be mute. If I asked him a question, he would smile and type. By the time I walked away, I had the answer on my Blackberry. Elijah had become a tweetfreak; he had apparantly decided he would rather twitter than talk. Etymology: tweet (Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets), freak (addict: someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction) Created by: mweinmann.
Communicaddiction: /kom myoon ick ad dikt shun/ Byron had a communicaddiction and was never scene without being glued to a computer, blackberry ot other latest device to contact other humans. The main problem with this communicaddiction, was that Byron could not communicate verbally in person with other humans. Without the crutches of modern technology, he was powerless to transmit his emotions and develop real relationships. He was not alone in his dependency. We know that the early pioneers of e-mail, only developed it so that a person could send a joke to a co-worker only inches away in the same room, on company time… Etymology: Communicate ( transmit thoughts or feelings or information;be in contact; interchange information or ideas) & Addiction (being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming) Created by: Nosila.
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