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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Selfeesteem

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: self - ee -steem

Sentence: In real life, Joan did not feel very good about herself. She was devoid of any education or accomplishments. She looked to the internet to receive her pat on the back, shot in the arm or 'atta girl. Since her name was a common one, it appeared everywhere. By entering the e-world searching google, dogpile and yahoo, she would realize herself as a doctor, accomplished musician and even a local politician. When she discovered metasearches and metacrawlers her selfeesteem rose even higher.

Etymology: Self Esteem (pride in oneself or self-respect) with the letter "e" inserted in the middle to indicate an internet dependent self-esteem.

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Weegob

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: wee-gob

Sentence: Harry left no hair unturned during his weegob internet searches, for those were his brush strokes for his psyche.

Etymology: the word ego in the word web ... weegob ...

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COMMENTS:

love the etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-23: 12:55:00

Very interesting blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 16:01:00

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Googification

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: goōgəfikāshən

Sentence: in the ultimate act of googification, Joe had t-shirts made up that consisted of the results his self-googling. He perhaps could have been more proud if there was more on the web about him than his arrest record.

Etymology: google (a popular search engine) + gratification (pleasure or satisfaction)

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Imonimania

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: ˈī-mä-nə-mā-nē-ə

Sentence: Since the article came out, he seems to be suffering from imonimania; he's worried he'll miss a word printed about him on the net.

Etymology: I + monomania (mental illness especially when limited in expression to one idea or area of thought or excessive concentration on a single idea), but with "moni" instead of "mono" to reflect "monitor" (both the verb and the screen)

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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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Wikineedia

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: wick - i - knee- dee - yah (emphasis on the I need)

Sentence: Jerome often displayed a wikineedia type behavior to check for his name on every sight he went to.

Etymology: wikipedia + i need

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Great one. - Nuwanda, 2008-11-14: 11:07:00

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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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Googlewacked

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: goo ghul waakd

Sentence: Jeremy was so googlewacked, he began grabbing the phonebook and Googling other people named Jeremy.

Etymology: Google (popular search engine) + wacked (crazy, obsessed)

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Narcoogle

punkrider

Created by: punkrider

Pronunciation: Nar-Sew-Guh-el

Sentence: Dude, I tried hard not to narcoogle myself tonight. It's really tough. Who knows what someone may have wrote about me in the last three minutes!

Etymology: Narcissist Googling

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punkrider Does anyone ever actually find anything about themselves by googling their own name? - punkrider, 2008-11-16: 04:11:00

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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