Verboticism: Imonimania

'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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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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Narcissift

Created by: Jobanski

Pronunciation: nar·cis·sift

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Googurbate

Created by: asdas

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I'm worried about our son Steve, he just sits in his room all day and googurbates.

Etymology: Google (a popular search engine) + Masturbate (sexual gratification through self-stimulation)

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Egoogle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee go gil

Sentence: When Harry was trying to "find himself", he frequently would egoogle his name. He was always amazed at how many Harry Hamsters there were around the world. The sad part was that they all seemed to be having more exciting lives than he was.

Etymology: Ego (your consciousness of your own identity;an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others)& Google (popular Internet search engine...The company was named after a mispelling of googol, one followed by a hundred zeros, supposed to indicate that the site wants to provide a huge amount of information)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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:

Sounds kind of kinky. - Mustang, 2008-11-14: 07:03:00

I'm sure there is a self-help group for that somewhere! Good Word... - Nosila, 2008-11-14: 21:54:00

Did he succumb to goo, goo-googly eyes like Barney - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-16: 04:53:00

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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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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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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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Egogooglemania

Created by: Larennyc

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