Verboticism: Idiosurf

'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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Yahegoo

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Yar-hee-goo

Sentence: Brian was so self-obsessed he spent most of his time on the internet entering his own name into search engines. He would yahegoo everyday just to check if there had been any new sites created overnight.

Etymology: Yahoo(a search engine) + Ego(a sense of oneself,self-importance)

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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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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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Weegob

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: wee-gob

Sentence: Harry left no hair unturned during his weegob internet searches, for those were his brush strokes for his psyche.

Etymology: the word ego in the word web ... weegob ...

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COMMENTS:

love the etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-23: 12:55:00

Very interesting blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 16:01:00

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Googlego

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /gugligeu/

Sentence: The new practice of googlego is the last trend. They say: If you don't appear, you don't exist.

Etymology: GOOGLEGO. From Google + Ego

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Wikineedia

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: wick - i - knee- dee - yah (emphasis on the I need)

Sentence: Jerome often displayed a wikineedia type behavior to check for his name on every sight he went to.

Etymology: wikipedia + i need

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COMMENTS:

Great one. - Nuwanda, 2008-11-14: 11:07:00

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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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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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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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Whoamikidian

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Hoo-am-i-keed-e-an

Sentence: Carlos was a somebody, at least in his own mind. He was going make sure there was a place for him in cyberspace. He was a bit of a whoamikidian. If the truth be telth, he was a bit silly and had a lot of time on his hands for whoamikiding.

Etymology: who am i? old DOS command + kidding (hood winking or telling a white lie) (perhaps to oneself) + comedian (person with comedic sence) + (bookended by) wikipedia (an on-line user generated information source)

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