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'How many trees did you kill to print that?'

DEFINITION: v., To compulsively print out paper copies of all electronic files. n., A printing fetish common among paper pushers who suffer from a paranoid fear that their digital files are disintegrating on their hard drives.

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Printoholic

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say print then o and the holic

Sentence: Hes a printoholic

Etymology:

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Grand&toytotis

Created by: guyspeller1919

Pronunciation: grand-and-toy-i-toe-tis

Sentence: I had

Etymology: grand and toy a brand of paper

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nice job el diablo. impressive. - leechdude, 2007-11-08: 20:20:00

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Eforestation

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: ee-for-est-station

Sentence: Kellie could never shake the old adage drummed into her since back in the days before eforestation was coined as a winning word on Verbotomy dot com. "If it's not printed out on fan-fold, continuous stripy green paper, it's not backed-up", she'd mumble.

Etymology: (d)eforestation: electronic removal of a forest or stand of trees

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Lexmarksalot

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Lex-marx-uh-lot

Sentence: Mildred made so many copies she burned out three new office printers in a month and was given the nickname "Lexmarksalot".

Etymology: Lexmark printers, = marks-a-lot pens

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Leafloose

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation:

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Papyrulimia

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: puh/pahy/ruhlim/ee/uh

Sentence: With unlimited reams of corporate paper, Jenny slowly descended the long, lonely path of papyrulimia where she continuously feed the photocopy machine as much paper as it could swallow and with great satisfaction watched it spew out copy after copy after copy.

Etymology: PAPYRULIMIA - noun - from PAPYRUS (paper) + BULIMIA (an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting)

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good, but icky! - Nosila, 2010-03-04: 18:10:00

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Pasterpulp

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: pas-ter-pulp

Sentence: No one from the "Green Club" favoured Susan's actions when she started pasterpulping frantically.

Etymology: paste (print), pulp (element of paper)

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my fourth creation - leechdude, 2007-11-07: 22:37:00

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Fileanthropist

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: file/an/throw/pist

Sentence: Noted for her many benevolent efforts, the famous fileanthropist Felicity Fileworthy established a museum for the printed word. The building itself is constructed of papier mache.

Etymology: file + philanthropist

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COMMENTS:

artr Papier mache, a nice touch. - artr, 2008-10-06: 06:16:00

Nice! - TJayzz, 2008-10-06: 06:50:00

zxvasdf So you dabble in fileanthropy? - zxvasdf, 2008-10-06: 10:51:00

"curses - filed again" - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-06: 11:58:00

zxvasdf haha - zxvasdf, 2008-10-06: 13:47:00

Good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-07: 04:48:00

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Pulpliferation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: puhlp-lif-uh-rey-shuh n

Sentence: Joanne doesn't trust her computer. As many times as it has rebelled against her will and done what it logically wants to, she prints out all of her email. To add to the pulpliferation she proofreads each one, corrects grammar and spelling and prints them again.

Etymology: pulp (any soft, moist, slightly cohering mass, as that into which linen, wood, etc., are converted in the making of paper) + proliferation (a rapid and often excessive spread or increase)

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Copyiousness

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kop pee us ness

Sentence: Mimi O'Graf drove her boss, Savya Treez, crazy because she printed off everything that came through her e-mail...even things sent to her by mistake. She was suffering from a bad case of copyiousness and to try and curb her fetish, Savya denied her request for another filing cabinet. Mimi already had four of them and she'd only worked there a year. "Mimi", she said, "You are going to have to go through all those files and purge the unimportant. The whole point of us going paperless was to have less paper around!" Said Mimi, "But, Boss, if I have to waste time reading all the old e-mails, I will get behind in printing off the new ones!" "That's it, Mimi!" said Savya, "I am calling the producers of "Intervention" and "Hoarders" to get you some help!!!"

Etymology: Copy (a reproduction of a written record) & Copiousness (the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

remistram - 2007-11-07: 09:09:00
I worked with someone like this!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-04: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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