It initially annoyed me (I'm often easily annoyed) but, like most other things that bother me, I'm getting used to it.
"I will get in touch with them today telephonically," announces a co-worker.
"I had a telephonic consult today with the nephrologist,"says one of the nurse practitioners I work with.
"If he doesn't answer the e-mail I sent shortly, I'll try to get in touch with him telephonically," says an office assistant.
Even the sports radio talk show I listen to every morning has a "telephonic coordinator."
I admit that it does sound like a more prestigious position than "telephone answering dude."
It's amazing to think that all the telephone needed was either an "ic" or an "ically."
Maybe, in a few years, others means of communication will join in?
We could send an e-mailic to each other or communicate e-mailically.