A: Stop being a smombie and pay attention while crossing the street!
B: I just need to finish watching this very funny video.
A: You’re a threat to yourself and to those who swerve to avoid you.
Note: The word, short for “smartphone zombie,” was voted Germany’s Youth Word of the Year in 2015, and was coined to describe “a pedestrian who walks slowly and without attention to their surroundings because they are focused on their smartphone.” This is now a significant safety hazard as distracted pedestrians cause accidents. In Chinese we call them “低头族,” the “head-down tribe.” In Chongqing, the government constructed a dedicated smartphone-sidewalk, separating the phone users and the non-phone users.