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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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Googleworthy

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: goo - gull - wur - thee

Sentence: To find out if you are googleworthy, you must put your name in the search field and then, if you are someone worthwhile, your name will appear dozens of times with glowing references to your accomplishments. Your self-esteem will then be intact and you will have verified your importance, once again.

Etymology: Google (a popular search engine) + Worthy (deserving, having value)

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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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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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Narcisstalk

Created by: grohldberg12

Pronunciation: (Nar // sih //stahk)

Sentence: Initially out of curiousity, John, the 43 year-old carpenter, soon became absorbed with narcisstalking himself; spending hours upon hours discovering his most personal information.

Etymology: Narcissistic / Stalk

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Egogooglemania

Created by: Larennyc

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Cybessence

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: sahy-BES-uhns

Sentence: Seeking cybiquity, and in order to enhance his cybessence, Bob "U-tubed", "My-faced" and verbotomized from morning to night.

Etymology: CYBERESSENCE:(cyber&essence)Who one is in Cyberspace; ones name, image, works and deeds; ones life, very being, identifiable characteristics as a cyberoid. 2, CYBIQUITY: (cyber & ubiquity)-being everywhere at the same moment in cyberspace.

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so that's what you do all day - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-23: 12:56:00

Wow ... what a way to put your ego essence into cyber space! (wink) (lol) - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 18:03:00

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Yahooyoohoo

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: yaa-hu-yu-hu

Sentence: He thought he was "somebody" until he yahooyoohooed on Yahoo!, google and every other search engine he could find, only to receive each time the reply "yahooyouwhowho???". He's in therapy now.

Etymology: YAHOO: search engine, exclamation of glee. YOOHOO: is somebody there?, calling out to get somebody's attention.

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Nice ring and zing! Whew-hoo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:59:00

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Twint

Created by: andyktm

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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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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

'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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