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.


“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”.


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!