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

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Locohowism

Created by: scrawlspacer

Pronunciation: LO co how IZ um

Sentence: When my boyfriend buys a nifty new gadget, I might not see him for days. He has major locohowism.

Etymology: alcoholism + loco (crazy) + how (as in "how to")

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Docufetish

Created by: Count

Pronunciation: doc-u-fetish

Sentence: "I hear all she does is read manuals. Man, she must have a serious docufetish."

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Dysmanuorrhea

Created by: Elfie

Pronunciation: dis-man-war-REE-ah

Sentence: He suffered acute dysmanuorrhea with every software upgrade, overwhelmed by the sheer detail in each new agreement.

Etymology: dys - bad, difficult manuo - derived from "manual" orrhea - excessive discharge of key information from the brain

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Lahoosahar

Created by: mizzverbz

Pronunciation: la-hoo-sa-har

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Rereadementia

Created by: lindaleh

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Documania

Created by: duefiori

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Sentence: My father's documania was fatal when we tried to use new appliances.

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Paranoiducation

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Created by: aly22

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Instrucsecure

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: in-STRUC-sec-YOUR

Sentence: Robert knew exactly how to use the soldering gun, but every time he tried to use it he found himself instrucsecure, glancing at the manual again and again.

Etymology: Instructions and insecure

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Atypetic

ubgrud

Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: aye-typ-et-ick

Sentence: OMG she is just so atypetic. She put all of the Ikea instructions into a powerpoint presentation and displayed it on the wall the entire time we were constructing the shelving unit.

Etymology: type-a personality

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Docromaniac

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: {Do-crow\maine-knee-ak}

Sentence: Tom, being a docromaniac, couldn’t resist the temptation of opening the watch he bought for his father’s birthday, and reading the instructions. Tom ultimately missed his father’s seventy-eighth birthday, because he got too preoccupied reading the instructions of his father’s watch.

Etymology: Docro (derived from the Latin word doceō)–to instruct. Maniac (from Greek - maniacos)- a person characterized by an inordinate or ungovernable enthusiasm for something- Merriam Webster.

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