Verboticism: Egomaniagoogle

'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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Mesearch

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈmisɚtʃ/ /MEE-surch/

Sentence: As I have seventeen different online identities, doing mesearch is quite time consuming.

Etymology: from "me" + "search" (reminiscent of "research")

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Short and clever ... better than ever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 18:07:00

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Selfeesteem

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: self - ee -steem

Sentence: In real life, Joan did not feel very good about herself. She was devoid of any education or accomplishments. She looked to the internet to receive her pat on the back, shot in the arm or 'atta girl. Since her name was a common one, it appeared everywhere. By entering the e-world searching google, dogpile and yahoo, she would realize herself as a doctor, accomplished musician and even a local politician. When she discovered metasearches and metacrawlers her selfeesteem rose even higher.

Etymology: Self Esteem (pride in oneself or self-respect) with the letter "e" inserted in the middle to indicate an internet dependent self-esteem.

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Egoogetter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēgoōgetər

Sentence: To say that John is ego-centric is like saying that the sun is a little bit larger than the moon. He is the premier egoogetter. Every spare moment is spent running his name through every search engine he knows. He spent his summer vacation trying to get to the last page of a Google search. When he didn't get as many hits as he wanted he found a website where he could legally change his last name to Doe. It doesn't matter that the hits don't refer to him specifically, he just loves to see his name. He gets practically giddy when he watches a crime show and they have an unidentified male victim.

Etymology: e (electronic) + ego (a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance) + Google (proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine) + go-getter (an aggressively enterprising person)

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Paranerdia

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: para-NER-dee-uh

Sentence: When Chip sat down at his 286 Laptop, the first thing he checked was his e-mail. Verbotomy came next, then a brief look at Myspace to see which spammer had a crush on him. After a quick look at the bleakness of Facebook and a quick foray into E-Bay for a fruitless search for trinkets, he inevitably succumbed to PARANERDIA and Googled all the usernames he ever used...just to be sure his aliases weren't taken over by foreign terrorists. Chip was extremely dismayed when he discovered that "Metrodad" still existed on a crappy "free" dating site called AmericanSingles which he foolishly posted ten years ago, in a late night rush of drunken optimism. Now there was a permablob about him in the etherial cyberuniverse of the WorldWideWaste which no power on earth could remove, and constantly nurtured his latent PARANERDIA now rising within his breast like the feeble winter sun he had come to loathe.

Etymology: PARAnoia+NERD+paranoIA=PARANERDIA......PARANOIA:a psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations,excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others, including websites; New Latin, from Greek, madness, from paranous demented, from para- + nous mind........NERD: an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person ; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits;perhaps from nerd, a creature in the children's book If I Ran the Zoo (1950) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel).

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metrohumanx "The 10,000 Fingers of Doctor T" was Dr Seuss's ONLY movie...A cult classic starring Hans Conried, and pretty bizarre at that. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-14: 02:34:00

I think a paranerdia is twice as bad as a single one! - Nosila, 2008-11-14: 23:55:00

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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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Tagogle

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: tah gawg uhl

Sentence: Tag, the teenager, was at that stage where he was such an egonormous (enormous ego) he tagogled his name, and all his zone names, daily!

Etymology: Combination of tag, ogle, google. Tag - synonymous with name. Ogle - an intense looking. Google - the web word for an internet search.

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Welcome back, Silveryaspen! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 20:42:00

Welcome back, Silveryaspen! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 20:42:00

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Investibation

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: in-vest-a-bat-ion

Sentence: No satisfied to simply investibate by themselves at home behind a computer, numerous celebrities have asked NBC to lend a helping hand. In a strange kind of reverse prostitution, NBC is paying the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and Lisa Kudrow for the rights to compile genealogical history on their families. These histories are then recounted for the celebrities and anybody with a TV antenna. The show, called "Who Do You Think You Are" is Kimberly's favorite.

Etymology: investigation + (something else)

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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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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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Googlid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: goōglid

Sentence: After years of psychoanalysis, Etheria has given up the leather couch in favor of the internet. Now she does daily searches for her googlid. She also tried searching for her googlego but that seemed too self-indulgent.

Etymology: Google (the proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine) + id (the part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest)

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