Listen for the ring!

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

Listen for the ring!

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Bringtone: // My bringtone is The Real Slim Shady so that anyone who hears it will bring my phone to me. Etymology: bring + tone Created by: yellowbird.

Comments on Bringtone:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 11:26:00
good word!

yellowbird, 2007-11-09: 15:58:00
thanks, jabberwocky. Loved yours yesterday, especially since I still have my ancient Atari 🙂

Kevcom, 2007-11-11: 14:09:00
First off the bat, an excellent word yellowbird – you have my vote!

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:30:00
Spot on: great word!

Cellicit: /cell-lis-it/ When Jamie misplaces his phone, he cellicits it by relying on the cellhearular method of calling his own number and listening carefully for his personal and unique ring tone. Etymology: cell phone + elicit (to call forth, draw out) Created by: Stevenson0.

Ecallocation: /E-kȯl-lō-ˈkā-shən/ Erin stumbled around her room, trying to find her cell phone via Ecallocation. Etymology: From the words: Call: to get or try to get in communication with by telephone. and Echolocation: a physiological process for locating distant or invisible objects (as prey) by sound waves reflected back to the emitter (as a bat) from the objects Created by: MithrilShadow.

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OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:28:00

Selfphone: /self-fone/ When rummaging through the dirty laundry, garbage, and refrigerator didn’t work, Bob tried to selfphone his number in the hope that he could hear his lost phone. Etymology: cel phone, self Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Selfphone:

dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:40:00
I dig it.

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Verbotomy2007-11-09: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James’

They don’t make video games the way they used to…

DEFINITION: n., A belief that the contraptions of yesteryear are superior, in almost every way, to modern, present-day technology. v. intr., To wish that the today’s technology was just as good as it was in the past.

They don't make video games the way they used to...

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Obselitist: /ob-sul-ee-tust/ jeff’s book keeping was based on the obselitist view that computers could never replace the common sense practicality of a well kept ledger Etymology: obsolete, elitist Created by: rikboyee.

Comments on Obselitist:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 11:04:00
and another excellent word Riki

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-08: 11:59:00
Agree! oh riki you’re word’s so fine, you’re word’s so fine it blows my mind, hey riki…

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:22:00
Great Word!

Abacustalgia: /ăbÉ™-kÉ™-stăl’jÉ™/ “Back in my day, we didn’t have to wait for our slide rules to ‘boot up!’ Bah!” complained Grandpa, waxing abacustalgic, again, about the good ol’ days. “And this VCR thingy you hooked up to my TV keeps blinking twelve o’clock ever since I kicked the cord out, and now it won’t stop. What a lousy, piece of junk clock that thing is…” and so on. Etymology: abacus (a manual computing device) + nostalgia (a longing for the past, often in idealized form). Created by: Tigger.

Comments on Abacustalgia:

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-08: 08:43:00
I like the way this one sounds.

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:24:00
So do I – nice word!

Technostalgia: /tehk-noh-STAHL-juh/ Alex’s girlfriend could not put up with his fits of technostalgia and their Pong dates. Etymology: technology + nostalgia Created by: mplsbohemian.

Comments on Technostalgia:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:47:00
Alex should be sure to turn up at Stevenson0’s tonight

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:33:00
Nice word!

Atariquarian: /atari-kwarian/ The atariquarians have monthly meetings to keep alive the grandeur of a better, sturdier video game experience Etymology: atari (one of the first video game systems + antiquarian Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Atariquarian:

remistram, 2007-11-08: 09:25:00
…and they usually are Aquarians…

Stevenson0, 2007-11-08: 09:29:00
Great Word as usual Jabber! I’ve invited all verbotomists to my house tonight to play Pong. Bring your Atari and you can attach it to my colour TV and we’ll hook up Pong to the Black and White. We’ll play some REAL video games. Everyone’s welcome!! Purple, bring your Richard Harris and Beatle albums!!! I’ll pick up a new needle for the record player on the way home from work.

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 11:48:00
sounds like a plan Stevenson0 and remistam, maybe it is the ‘Age of Atariquarians’

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:25:00
Another great word!

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 18:01:00
Perhaps, they were antiquarians and yearned for “auldwangtime!”

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2007-11-08: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James’

mplsbohemian2007-11-08: 03:52:00
I actually do think Super Mario 3 rocked hardcore.

remistram2007-11-08: 09:18:00
Atari was the bomb!

Verbotomy2007-11-09: 21:08:00
You can actually download a version of Super Mario 3 to play on Wii. The best of both worlds ~ James

How many trees did you kill to print that?

DEFINITION: v. tr., To compulsively print out paper copies of all electronic files. n., A printing fetish common among paper pushers who suffer from a paranoid fear that their digital files are disintegrating on their hard drives.

How many trees did you kill to print that?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Hoardcopy: /hord – cop – ee/ “Emily keeps tying up our printer, making hoardcopies of all her emails.” Etymology: hoard + hardcopy Created by: madprime.

Comments on Hoardcopy:

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-07: 13:27:00
Great word!

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 16:33:00
Fantastic and very South African!

Documentia: /dok-yuh-MEN-sha/ As memomagma poured from Roxie’s printer, fellow worker worried that her documentia would become dendricidal. Etymology: Blend of document & dementia. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Documentia:

libertybelle, 2007-11-07: 09:14:00
So clever!! Almost…. too clever…

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-07: 09:40:00
I think most lawyers suffer from this disease.

Printcess: /print-zess/ Sally was a printcess obsessed with printing out everything written to her in hopes of finding secret messages from her Prints Charming. Etymology: print + princess + obsess Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Printcess:

remistram, 2007-11-07: 09:10:00
very funny – got my vote!

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 16:36:00
Good word; hilarious sentence!

Printaphile: /print-ah-file/ when he finished printing out every file he had that was related to ‘paper wastage in modern society’, he realised he was a hopeless printaphile Etymology: print a file, the suffix ‘phile’ Created by: rikboyee.

Comments on Printaphile:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-07: 09:41:00
excellent word – very usable

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 16:35:00
Excellent and apt!

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2007-11-07: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James’

remistram2007-11-07: 09:09:00
I worked with someone like this!

Look at these lovely lunches. I’m tempted to steal one…

DEFINITION: v. tr., To swap your lousy lunch for a way tastier one found in the shared office fridge. n., A lunch which is borrowed from a coworker and will not be returned until after it has been consumed.

Look at these lovely lunches. I'm tempted to steal one...

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Pilfridge: /pill frij/ swapping a box of cold mcnuggets for chicked cordon bleu is not fair exchange, it’s pilfridge Etymology: fridge, pilferage. Created by: galwaywegian.

Comments on Pilfridge:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 16:07:00
yes it is

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-05: 16:36:00
Spot on!

Sandswitch: /sand-swich/ To keep lunch interesting, Bob would either fillfer or have a sandswitch. Etymology: sandwich, switch Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Sandswitch:

galwaywegian, 2007-11-05: 07:23:00

MrDave2176, 2007-11-05: 08:39:00
Another great word…that I also thought of! 🙂

remistram, 2007-11-05: 10:48:00

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 13:12:00
very funy

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 13:12:00
oops that should be funny

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-05: 16:28:00
Ilike it too!

leechdude, 2007-11-05: 22:24:00
funny in a different way

Refrigeraiding: /Re-FRIJ-er-aid-ing/ Tired of his stale peanut butter sandwiches Virgil went refrigeraiding until he found something a bit tastier. Etymology: Refrigerator – raiding Created by: Mustang.

Comments on Refrigeraiding:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 13:10:00
great word – makes me think of Indiana Jones

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-05: 16:37:00
Very good word!

Supgrade: /sup-grade/ The trick to improving your lunch without getting caught is to supgrade modestly. Etymology: sup + upgrade Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Supgrade:

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-05: 11:44:00
Congrats on the newspaper article Jabber!

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-05: 12:57:00
thanks purple – no idea how that guy discovered that word but if he’s looking he’s sure to find lots of your gems

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-05: 16:34:00
Congrats Jabber! Great to hear of your well-deserved success.

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2007-11-05: 02:55:00
Today’s definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James’

OZZIEBOB2007-11-05: 06:09:00
Good definition,REMI! During 40+ years of work, I found it to be a regular occurrence- probably happening somewhere right now!

mplsbohemian2007-11-05: 10:07:00
This has produced a great batch of words so far!

remistram2007-11-05: 10:47:00
It happens to all of us at least once during our working life!

purpleartichokes2007-11-05: 11:00:00
Happened with dip I brought in. Caught him in the act. Wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t double-dipping. And didn’t have really poor oral hygiene. And I wasn’t sure that it was his first offense and I had actually eaten the dip after him at some point. Yuck!

Yes Boss, I am sick as a dog

DEFINITION: v. intr., To create the impression that you are deathly ill and represent a potentially lethal bio-hazard risk, so that your boss will ask you to “take the next couple of days off”. n., A faked illness.

Yes Boss, I am sick as a dog

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Maladayoff: /malla-day-off/ The boss was suspicious that Ken was only suffering from a maladayoff. In the background he could hear the strains of Greensleeves and the steady crash of waves on a beach. It must have been a case of fauxplague. Etymology: malady + day off (faux + plague + plage fr. for Beach) A fauxplague is a specific type of maladayoff wherein the sufferer returns to work with a case of sunburn. Created by: petaj.

Comments on Maladayoff:

libertybelle, 2007-11-02: 11:09:00
Hee hee so funny!! i like fauxplague too – kinda sexy!

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-04: 16:49:00
Clever blend. Hope Ken doesn’t get sandy blight!

Illployment: /il-PLOI-ment/ By telling his boss that he was suffering from the barcoo rot, Bob created such a perfect illusion that he was granted immediate illployment on full pay for a month. Etymology: ill: unwell, unfavorable; ploy: 1. trick, manoeuvre, 2. piece of business, task & ment: act. … Illusion: blend of ill & illusion. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Illployment:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-02: 12:34:00
glad everything went well with the cardio – nice word

Fluse: /f-lose/ Sandra often calls in with the fluse when she needs a mental health day at the beach. Etymology: flu + false + ruse Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Fluse:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-02: 13:34:00
Sandra’s such a flusey!

Liephoyd: /lie – foyd/ The boss suspected that Barry’s third tonsillectomy of the year was in reality a case of liephoid fever. Etymology: lie + typhoid (a disease more prevalent around the turn of the 20th century) Created by: libertybelle.

Comments on Liephoyd:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-02: 12:29:00
funny – I guess he would be Liephoyd Barry – Typhoid Mary’s brother

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-04: 16:40:00
If Barry keeps carrying on in this way up, his boss will “have him up to his back teeth.” Nice word:imaginative!

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Verbotomy2007-11-02: 01:55:00
Today’s definition was suggested by remistram and svnfsvn. Thank you remistram and svnfsvn! ~ James’

Verbotomy2007-11-02: 12:29:00
Thanks to everyone for joining me at our Blog Party yesterday to celebrate Verbotomy’s first birthday. It was a lot of fun. Thanks! ~ James