Glossaree #19

thigh·bra·tion / THī’brāSH(ə)n/  n (thighbrations, thighbrating v inf, thighbrate v)

1) A phantom sensation one experiences on occasion after prolonged exposure to a cellular phone that is carried in a pants pocket, and configured such that it vibrates to indicate alarm or notification.

[Modern English portmanteau: “thigh” (upper leg), “vibration” (the quality of rapid motion to and fro).]

“I swear, the only time I realize my phone is missing is when I feel thighbrations, only to reach for something that isn’t there.”

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