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'I can't stop googling myself.'

DEFINITION: v. To look up your own name on a search engine. n., The practice of using a search engine as a tool for self-realization, or perhaps just self-gratification, by repeatedly searching for information about yourself.

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Enansim

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: E-nan-is-im

Sentence: James spent upwards of six hours that day, deliberately but gently stroking the keys, in a desperate fit of Enanism. The box of Kleenex disappeared eventually, as dawning realization of a life doomed to booleanonymity drove him to tears.

Etymology: e - as in electronic, Onanism - from the biblical tale of Onan, master of seed spilling ---- boolean - the system of logical operations used in many engines, anonymity - to be unidentified

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The etymology is amazing! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:53:00

Excellent word. And, it's a twofer. - Buzzardbilly, 2008-01-23: 19:15:00

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Egotistigoogle

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ee - go - TIS - tuh - googl

Sentence: Seth was such an egomaniac he spent much of his surfing effort egotistigoogling hoping to find that he was being discussed favorably on the net.

Etymology: Egotistical + google searching

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excellent! you'll be seeing a lot more of yourself in future! - galwaywegian, 2008-01-23: 04:57:00

lol, cool word! 8) - Dougalistic, 2008-01-23: 07:22:00

Funny Galway man. Who'd a thunk it! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:20:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 15:59:00

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Selfgooglefication

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: self/googl/fi/cay/shun

Sentence: It gave him such selfgooglefication to google himself on the internet that he developed a google giggle and sore fingertips.

Etymology: self-gratification + google

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COMMENTS:

Sounds kind of kinky. - Mustang, 2008-11-14: 07:03:00

I'm sure there is a self-help group for that somewhere! Good Word... - Nosila, 2008-11-14: 21:54:00

Did he succumb to goo, goo-googly eyes like Barney - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-16: 04:53:00

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Dogpileofthevanity

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dog-pile-of-the-vanity

Sentence: He glanced surreptitiously at his ultraportable laptop. He liked using the mini laptop because he could easily conceal it. He had no wish to disclose just how bad a case of dogpileofthevanity he had. Every 20 minutes he would FIRE up DogPile and search for his name. Too bad he kept getting thousands of results for canines, but with a name like Wolfe that was always going to happen.

Etymology: dogpile (metasearch engine) + vanity (excessive pride in one's appearance) + bonfire of the vanities (burning of sinful objects - Falò delle vanità & a novel written by Tom Wolfe)

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Egoogetter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēgoōgetər

Sentence: To say that John is ego-centric is like saying that the sun is a little bit larger than the moon. He is the premier egoogetter. Every spare moment is spent running his name through every search engine he knows. He spent his summer vacation trying to get to the last page of a Google search. When he didn't get as many hits as he wanted he found a website where he could legally change his last name to Doe. It doesn't matter that the hits don't refer to him specifically, he just loves to see his name. He gets practically giddy when he watches a crime show and they have an unidentified male victim.

Etymology: e (electronic) + ego (a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance) + Google (proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine) + go-getter (an aggressively enterprising person)

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Mesearch

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈmisɚtʃ/ /MEE-surch/

Sentence: As I have seventeen different online identities, doing mesearch is quite time consuming.

Etymology: from "me" + "search" (reminiscent of "research")

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Short and clever ... better than ever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 18:07:00

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Narcissystem

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nars siss sistem

Sentence: Frank knew when he bought his new computer that he would install a narcissystem on it, so he could stalk himself whenever he wanted.

Etymology: narcissistic (in love with one's self) & systems (operating systems)

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Excellent word. Rolls of the tongue well. And I'm amused by the concept of autostalking. - ErWenn, 2008-01-23: 07:09:00

Cheers, ErWenn...yup, Frank could use those stalking skills ina grocery store, especially the celery section! - Nosila, 2008-01-24: 00:59:00

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Gluttegon

scrink

Created by: scrink

Pronunciation: gluht-ee-goh-in

Sentence: Where'd Tom go? He's such a gluttegon, you have to know he's searching for a WiFi connection to see what people are saying about his ankle cast.

Etymology: Glutton - a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something Ego - the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.

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Yawhooami

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /yah-HOO-em-ai/ -may also be yodeled

Sentence: Besides having an inflated sense of self-importance, Mike was always wondering if people were blogging about him, (and honestly, he wondered why people didn't spend more time blogging about him) so he would Yawhooami himself almost every day.

Etymology: Blend of, Yahoo! - the search engine ('yahoo' was coined by Swift in Gulliver's Travels) + who-am-I [?] - one of the most fundamental philosophical questions of existence (also a handy Unix/Linux command "whoami" used to display one's own user info)

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That's right up my super highway. Niche! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:16:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 16:03:00

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Narcissift

Created by: Jobanski

Pronunciation: nar·cis·sift

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-23: 00:30:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

yellowbird - 2008-01-23: 12:32:00
I had to suggest this one, since it's impossible to say 'He googled himself." with a straight face. :)

bananabender - 2008-01-23: 18:56:00
Great words to-day folks! Another fun day!

petaj petaj - 2008-11-14: 06:33:00
Hi everyone, thought I'd come back and see if there were some new cartoons. Some real die hards still here I see.

Nosila - 2008-11-14: 22:00:00
Welcome back, petaj...hope you are rejoining us soon! Cheers!

mweinmann - 2008-11-15: 08:24:00
I am going on vacation....no words from me next week. Have a great word week. I have given my logon to my daughter who is great with words but she probably won't have time to create any!!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-13: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James