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Instruxation

Created by: Clay201

Pronunciation: In struc SAY shun

Sentence: When she smiled apologetically and nervously reached into the drawer to pull out the coffee maker manual for what must have been the twentyieth time, I knew she was suffering from instruxation.

Etymology: It's a combination of the words "instructions" and "fixation."

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Guidenseekindrome

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: guide-in-seek-in-drome

Sentence: People with guidenseekindrome are the reason Poptarts have cooking instructions, and a label saying "DO NOT PUT PACKAGE IN MICROWAVE!"

Etymology: Derived from hidenseekindrome, which we all know is the condition of people that suck at hide-and-seek.

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Diavamentitis

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: diyah-vah-men-TYE-tis

Sentence: My case of diavamentitis is so severe that I can spend an entire evening reading an instruction manual and still have a floor full of screws, dowels, and boards. Of course, I still have no desk. That's why the computer is sitting on the box that the desk came in.

Etymology: Greek word for read "diavazei." "Ment" would refer to mental, and "itis" would be the condition. Therefore, it's the mental condition of reading.

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Manuentality

Created by: myrrh

Pronunciation: man-yoo-en-TAL-ih-tee

Sentence: Juliette suffered from manuentality, and would often take out instructional books from the library as casual reading.

Etymology: manual + mentality

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Stupdocness

Created by: svasiljeva

Pronunciation:

Sentence: stupdocness is his usual condition for 3 days after buying a new thing

Etymology: stupid reading of documentation

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COMMENTS:

stupid reading of documentation - svasiljeva, 2006-12-17: 09:15:00

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Knownot

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: no - not

Sentence: She's such a knownot that she things she can't figure anything out without reading directions on EVERYTHING....

Etymology: to feel unknowledgable about anything without reading all documentation on it.

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Lahoosahar

Created by: mizzverbz

Pronunciation: la-hoo-sa-har

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Documentardation

Created by: hugeredbear

Pronunciation: dok-u-ment-ard-a-shun

Sentence: A simple oversight by IKEA (an extra bag of bolts,) and Bob never fully recovered from the documentardation.

Etymology: documentation + retardation

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Hyperinfodocumentitis

Created by: bailandi

Pronunciation: hi-pur-in-foe-dok-u-men-tie-tis

Sentence: One of my grandfather's sypmtom of hyperinfodocumentitus was a drawer full of manuals to antiquated equipment kept by his bedside.

Etymology: Hyper - prefix, beyond, over, above; usually implying excess or exaggeration. "info and documen" signify dealing with information and documents, -itis meaning inflammation, making this sound like a medicial condition.

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Rereferenstress

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: ree-ref-ruhns-tres

Sentence: Because of my referenstress it took six hours to build one flatpack chair!

Etymology: combination of "re" "reference" and "stress"

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'I have to sharpen it?'

DEFINITION: An often debilitating condition characterized by compulsive, repetitive and obsessive reading of product documentation and warranties.

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