This is an interesting story for a few reasons. First, I always find it interesting when a new phenomenon requires the invention of new language. In this case, the word Phubbing is the synthesis of phone and snubbing to describe a phenomenon that didn’t require a word ten o fifty years ago because the thing didn’t exist.
This is also an interesting issue because it gives us some insight into contemporary problems in human behavior created by technological changes.
“According to new research, the act of phubbing, or phone snubbing, is a very real epidemic in the United States, and aside from being rude and inconsiderate, may also come with a few more insidious results.”