Verboticism: Carabulation

'I have to sharpen it?'

DEFINITION: An often debilitating condition characterized by compulsive, repetitive and obsessive reading of product documentation and warranties.

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Angrivation

Created by: rampantidiocy

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Sentence: He was overcome by angrivation after purchasing User's Manuals For Dummies.

Etymology: Ian Temchin created this word in New Jersey in 2004 as a combination of anger and aggrivation so commonly associated with reading product documentation and warranties.

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Manualmania

Created by: mgood

Pronunciation: man-u-al-ma-ni-a

Sentence: Man, he has a really bad case of manualmania!

Etymology: combined manual with mania

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Cheechburnout

Created by: queeny

Pronunciation: Cheech-burn-out

Sentence: Chong burn out is way badder. You end up munching on the pencils like way before you sharpen them. Whoa,coulda been a prob.

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Xenonym

Created by: Xenonym

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Intrinsication

Created by: Manhattan

Pronunciation: In-trin-sick-ae-shun

Sentence: He used the powerful method of intrinsication to fill his head with every single piece of data on the use of and warranty information of pencils, short of watching some sort of documentary or special on pencils and such related products.

Etymology: The word intrinsic, meaning "of it's nature" with the suffix -tion.

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Locohowism

Created by: scrawlspacer

Pronunciation: LO co how IZ um

Sentence: When my boyfriend buys a nifty new gadget, I might not see him for days. He has major locohowism.

Etymology: alcoholism + loco (crazy) + how (as in "how to")

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Docududdery

Created by: delmundo

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Overinformativeness

Created by: livejuicy

Pronunciation: oh-ver-in-for-mah-tive-ness

Sentence: Upon opening his new cell phone's user manual, he suffered a bout of overinformativeness.

Etymology: Over + information + ness

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Obserea

Created by: zagovorich

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Diavamentitis

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: diyah-vah-men-TYE-tis

Sentence: My case of diavamentitis is so severe that I can spend an entire evening reading an instruction manual and still have a floor full of screws, dowels, and boards. Of course, I still have no desk. That's why the computer is sitting on the box that the desk came in.

Etymology: Greek word for read "diavazei." "Ment" would refer to mental, and "itis" would be the condition. Therefore, it's the mental condition of reading.

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