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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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Narcissearchism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nar sis surch izm

Sentence: He suffered from Narcissearchism. It was a serious New Age affliction, something unique to the Computer Age. He spent hours on the computer googling himself and checking what was being said about him. Some might say he was looking for himself, in an electronic way. His father before him, whom he was named for, had done the same, but without the automation. He looked up his name in every telephone book in every city. His son was following in his footsteps and spent hours in his quest. Perhaps if his name was not John Smith, it wouldn't have taken so long. He was becoming a real Yahoo...

Etymology: Narcissism (an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself, named for Narcissis-In Greek mythology, Narcissus, Narkissos or The Self-Admirer (Greek: Νάρκισσος) was a hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty.) & Search (Look for information on a "search engine" on the Internet; to hunt, explore, seek something.)

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - freakystyley, 2008-11-14: 04:23:00

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Paranerdia

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: para-NER-dee-uh

Sentence: When Chip sat down at his 286 Laptop, the first thing he checked was his e-mail. Verbotomy came next, then a brief look at Myspace to see which spammer had a crush on him. After a quick look at the bleakness of Facebook and a quick foray into E-Bay for a fruitless search for trinkets, he inevitably succumbed to PARANERDIA and Googled all the usernames he ever used...just to be sure his aliases weren't taken over by foreign terrorists. Chip was extremely dismayed when he discovered that "Metrodad" still existed on a crappy "free" dating site called AmericanSingles which he foolishly posted ten years ago, in a late night rush of drunken optimism. Now there was a permablob about him in the etherial cyberuniverse of the WorldWideWaste which no power on earth could remove, and constantly nurtured his latent PARANERDIA now rising within his breast like the feeble winter sun he had come to loathe.

Etymology: PARAnoia+NERD+paranoIA=PARANERDIA......PARANOIA:a psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations,excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others, including websites; New Latin, from Greek, madness, from paranous demented, from para- + nous mind........NERD: an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person ; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits;perhaps from nerd, a creature in the children's book If I Ran the Zoo (1950) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel).

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metrohumanx "The 10,000 Fingers of Doctor T" was Dr Seuss's ONLY movie...A cult classic starring Hans Conried, and pretty bizarre at that. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-14: 02:34:00

I think a paranerdia is twice as bad as a single one! - Nosila, 2008-11-14: 23:55:00

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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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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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Websturbation

sharktrager

Created by: sharktrager

Pronunciation: web-stir-BAY-shun

Sentence: Nothing beats sitting back in a big office chair and indulging in some serious websturbation now and again.

Etymology: From Web and Masturabation cleverly melded together in a seamless fashion.

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scrink Lol. Flippin' hilarious! - scrink, 2008-01-23: 09:43:00

YES! YES! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:14:00

Yikes! What were you thinking? - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:52:00

Escuse me, waitress? I'll have whatever scrabbelicious is having... Good word — very, uh, stimulating. - Tigger, 2008-01-24: 02:03:00

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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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Tagogle

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: tah gawg uhl

Sentence: Tag, the teenager, was at that stage where he was such an egonormous (enormous ego) he tagogled his name, and all his zone names, daily!

Etymology: Combination of tag, ogle, google. Tag - synonymous with name. Ogle - an intense looking. Google - the web word for an internet search.

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Welcome back, Silveryaspen! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 20:42:00

Welcome back, Silveryaspen! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 20:42:00

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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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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:

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

Is that like a baby giggle ... goo goo ??? Delightful sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:55:00

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Selfsearcher

Created by: mzzmee265

Pronunciation: self-searcher

Sentence: I am a selfsearcher because i love to look my self up.

Etymology: self-you; searcher-to search

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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