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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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Circumdocutation

Created by: hanumanu

Pronunciation: sir-kum-dock-you-TAY-shun

Sentence: Must you obsess in your circumdocutation? Just sharpen the danged thing already!

Etymology: Like circulocution - talking in circles - this is reading instructions in an obsessively concentric way.

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Docuaddiction

Created by: swaizel

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Manumania

Created by: treehous

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Manuholic

Created by: eljono

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Sentence: My name is John and I'm a manuhlolic!

Etymology: Manual + -holic (a combining form extracted from alcoholic)

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COMMENTS:

Batavier Good one, because it's clear what this means. The suggestions from other users can often be used for any book or document. - Batavier, 2007-10-05: 10:22:00

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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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Instruchosis

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Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: in-struh-kO-sis

Sentence: His instruchosis left him unable to assemble even the simplest flat-pack furniture.

Etymology: From 'instructions' + 'psychosis'

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Overinstructology

Created by: hipcheck16

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Dratility

Lazberg

Created by: Lazberg

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Infophilia

alanmilner

Created by: alanmilner

Pronunciation: info-filia

Sentence: The older you get, the more you suffer from infophilia because the more you forget, the more you forget what you might have forgotten.

Etymology: the antonym of infophobia

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Ignoraphobia

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: Ig-norah-foubia

Sentence: Look at all these User's Manuals. He must have a bad case of ignoraphobia

Etymology: ignorare (lat.) to "not know" + phobos (greek) strong, irrational fear of something

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