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'Just a second, I have call waiting...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who engages themselves in several different communication channels at the same time, without paying attention to any of them v. To constantly switch your focus between cellphone calls, text messages, emails, and anything else that beeps.

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Txtphnml

Created by: happywhenitrains

Pronunciation: Text-Foyn-Mayl

Sentence:

Etymology: Text+Phone+Mail, in "txt" style

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Incomingtaxt

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: in - cum - ing - tax - t

Sentence: The butterflies in my stomach are caused by the buzz fluttering of all my communication devices. You might say I'im a bit over incomingtaxt.

Etymology: Incoming: arriving Taxed: strained

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COMMENTS:

nice one silvery - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-28: 13:20:00

The taxman is sure to have his finger in the pie! Very clever and funny creation. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:35:00

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Communicadder

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: com + you + ni + cadder

Sentence: Marcel's cell phone was the latest gadget in his Communicadder's toolkit. It joined a blackberry, a pager, a bunch of semaphore flags, a morse code tapper, megaphone, transistor radio, portable tv and laptop.

Etymology: communiator + ADD (attention deficit disorder)

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COMMENTS:

Well done. I tried to weave ADD into one of more proposed words - never got to first base. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-02: 20:04:00

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Techstracter

Created by: orcasellen

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was too techstracted to get any work done.

Etymology:

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Constantcommsattentive

Created by: JoFos

Pronunciation: Constant - comms - a- tentive

Sentence:

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

someone's attention is constantly taken by communication tools - JoFos, 2008-02-28: 15:08:00

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Polyjawnic

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pol-ee-jah-nik

Sentence: Sue, being polyjawnic, was last seen multichatting on her keyboard and cell phone when the fire alarm went off.

Etymology: polyphonic, jaw (slang for idle chat)

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COMMENTS:

Two cheers for multichatting and three cheers for polyjawnic. Both are Jaw-awesome! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:36:00

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Gizmotic

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Giz mot ick

Sentence: Jason tried in vain to untangle his handsfree cord before remembering he had the cordless earpiece in his pocket, swerving to miss a cyclist and cursing as the phone slipped from it's position between his shoulder and his ear. "Hang on!" he yelled at the phone as his beeper went off in his lap and he simultaneously read it and pulled the earpiece awkwardly from his pocket. "Dammit!" he exclaimed as his work mobile went off and he grabbed it automatically, fearing an emergency. He had to swerve again to narrowly miss a motorcycle and dropped the work mobile, scrabbling until he caught it mid-slide on it's way to the floor. "Jason here." he said, but it was Janeen on the other mobile wanting him to pick up bread. His beeper went of again and as he picked it up he heard his secretary's voice from the work mobile laughing. "Jason stop it! Just pick up your work phone and stop being gizmotic!" He complied just as he realised that light had actually been red.

Etymology: Gizmo - smallish technological tools frequently of dubious utility. Chaotic - descriptive of the chaos engendered by trying to answer, read or attend to multiple gizmos simultaneously.

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Ejuggle

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈiˌdʒʌgḷ/ /EE-Juhg-l/

Sentence: He was an inveterate faultitasker, and he used e-juggle at three portable electronic devices while carrying on polylogues with four different friends. Unfortunately, he can't do this anymore, so he now uses seven devices and has zero friends. In the end, he figured it's all the same, right?

Etymology: from e(lectronic) + juggle

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COMMENTS:

See http://www.verbotomy.com/verbottle.php?jargonism_id=4064&definition_id=77 for the origin of "faultitask". - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:28:00

Three great high-tech creates! You hit the juggler vein with this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 10:02:00

Jugglers and desultors - must be a circus in town! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:41:00

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Cybernought

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sy ber noy

Sentence: Cynthia was a cybernought...she was so connected on so many devices that she really never knew who or what she was speaking to or about...too much of a good thing is obviously very bad for you!

Etymology: Cyber (computer network & cybernaut (someone who surfs the computer networks, like an astor naut or an argonaut) & Nought (nothing;Nil)

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Flippoyant

freiflug

Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /ˈflɪ.po-ənt/

Sentence: "My students exhibit a great deal of flippoyance during my lectures." "If Yuki wasn't so flippoyant, I would enjoy spending time with her a lot more."

Etymology: flippant: lacking respect or seriousness, showing levity; pert flamboyant: showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by magillo. Thank you magillo. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-28: 10:05:00
Fun definition! It's and inboxed knock out!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-28: 10:11:00
That should be ... an ... not and ... in my comment above! This is what happens when my fingertips think they can override my brain!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-11: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by magillo. Thank you magillo. ~ James

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