Verboticism: Docududdery

'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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Instrucsecure

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: in-STRUC-sec-YOUR

Sentence: Robert knew exactly how to use the soldering gun, but every time he tried to use it he found himself instrucsecure, glancing at the manual again and again.

Etymology: Instructions and insecure

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Obserea

Created by: zagovorich

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Laripeat

Created by: DeltaRho2K

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Sentence: I was mocked for my laripeat behavior, but when the hair dryer fell into the tub, I was saved because the water was not turned on and the tub was empty.

Etymology: LAther - RInse - rePEAT No matter how many times I've read it, I still glance at those stupid instructions every time I shower... You do too... admit it!

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Dysmanuorrhea

Created by: Elfie

Pronunciation: dis-man-war-REE-ah

Sentence: He suffered acute dysmanuorrhea with every software upgrade, overwhelmed by the sheer detail in each new agreement.

Etymology: dys - bad, difficult manuo - derived from "manual" orrhea - excessive discharge of key information from the brain

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Manuholic

Created by: eljono

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Sentence: My name is John and I'm a manuhlolic!

Etymology: Manual + -holic (a combining form extracted from alcoholic)

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COMMENTS:

Batavier Good one, because it's clear what this means. The suggestions from other users can often be used for any book or document. - Batavier, 2007-10-05: 10:22:00

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Hyperinfodocumentitis

Created by: bailandi

Pronunciation: hi-pur-in-foe-dok-u-men-tie-tis

Sentence: One of my grandfather's sypmtom of hyperinfodocumentitus was a drawer full of manuals to antiquated equipment kept by his bedside.

Etymology: Hyper - prefix, beyond, over, above; usually implying excess or exaggeration. "info and documen" signify dealing with information and documents, -itis meaning inflammation, making this sound like a medicial condition.

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Repetese

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: re/peat/es

Sentence: if u cep getting interupted u will cep repating the same sentence...repetese

Etymology: repeat+coutese

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Jimadybobalingly

Created by: jimadybobalon

Pronunciation: jim-ady-bob-al-ing-ly

Sentence: I have to sharpen my pencil jimadybobalingly!

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Docromaniac

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: {Do-crow\maine-knee-ak}

Sentence: Tom, being a docromaniac, couldn’t resist the temptation of opening the watch he bought for his father’s birthday, and reading the instructions. Tom ultimately missed his father’s seventy-eighth birthday, because he got too preoccupied reading the instructions of his father’s watch.

Etymology: Docro (derived from the Latin word doceō)–to instruct. Maniac (from Greek - maniacos)- a person characterized by an inordinate or ungovernable enthusiasm for something- Merriam Webster.

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Docufetish

Created by: Count

Pronunciation: doc-u-fetish

Sentence: "I hear all she does is read manuals. Man, she must have a serious docufetish."

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