[Buzzword] Are You Afraid Of Smombies?

Hey guys! How is it going? Today we’re gonna talk about Smartphone addiction!

These days, more and more people are becoming addicted to smartphones. And there is a word to describe pedestrians who addicted to their phones even if they’re crossing a road. It is “smombie“.

A smombie is a person who walks slowly with their head bowed down, writing messages or playing games on their phone and not paying any attention to their surroundings. They are thoroughly focused upon their smartphone. Even if they’re in a situation which might be dangerous, like crossing a road.

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“Smombie” is a word made up of two words – “smartphone” and “zombie”. It is actually from German and has won Germany’s “Youth Word of the Year Competition”.

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Smombies endanger not only their lives but also the lives of others, because they are so distracted that they cross on a red light, or don’t notice approaching cars, buses or other smombies. It is believed that the number of accidents due to smartphone distraction is getting higher and higher.


Have you ever met smombies when you’re driving or walking on a road?

Would you use your phone while you’re walking?

Share your opinions with us!

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30 Comments

  • I wouldn’t doing smombie when walking on zebra cross

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  • I often see smombies while I am walking.
    I think they should be aware too if suddenly a thief stole their smartphone..

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  • Smombies numbers are increasing day by day and little by little which is harmful for the future of human being. Wish I would save all of us

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  • Yeah I have met many smimbies and yeah honestly somtisome I became or acted like a smombie ..

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  • It was a very bad habit to use your phone while walking or driving

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  • No I afraid while crossing the roads and never be a smombie while walking on roads but while strolling in parks and markets I also become smombie

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  • I am never smombie and I didn’t see neither.
    Nice word I loved it😍

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  • I have seen many ‘smombies’, but they are not pedestrians.Surprisingly, they are two wheeler riders. While riding they look like hunchback persons supporting their phone with shoulder and tilted head.

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  • It’s very good message but I’m not use my smartphone while driving or walking

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  • Yes, I always find smombies in my way. Maybe I have been became smombie. I think it’s very dangerous.

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  • No,i never use my my smartphone during walking or driving.

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  • Yes i met smombies when i’m walking on the road,sometimes i became a smombies but not always

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  • Sometimes I crossed the road when I had gotten an important call from others.

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  • Yes, I met many time with sombie during driving byk in local market,
    I don’t use phone at the time of walking I just use phone during my free time.
    Addiction of smartphone is also bad for health but our youngester is not aware with this diseas

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  • Yes I m smombies while I go to bed for sleeping .. And full night I use my smartphone . I know it’s harmfull for my eyes . .and I have many friends who have habitat of their smartphones like me … But i never smombies while I drive

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  • I seen many smombie. One of my friend is also smombie. I never use smart phone when walking on road or crossing road on zebra cross

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