Verboticism: Warrantomania

'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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Manuholic

Created by: eljono

Pronunciation:

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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Docupulsive

Created by: SlappyDaClown

Pronunciation: Doc-u-pul-sive

Sentence: I think hes somewhat docupulsive about those instructions.

Etymology: Coined by Freud in his massive missive on Compulsions.

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Idiosistics

Created by: ElBuro

Pronunciation: ID-i-o-SIS-TIKS

Sentence: "Bah, curse my Idiosistics, I hate these warranties, but I just can't put them down!."

Etymology: Idi-from "Idiot". sis- Sounds like a sickness.

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Warrentyism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: war ren tee ism

Sentence: By re-reading the directions to the alarm clock the thirtith time she fell into warrentyism

Etymology: warrenty - guarantee of goodness in a product ism - makes it a noun

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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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Manualmentia

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: man-u-al-men-sha

Sentence: She should be versed in operating this device after all her manualmentia.

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Instructivitis

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Created by: buck180

Pronunciation: in/STRUK/tiv/eye/tiss

Sentence: Carl's impressive library of instruction manuals and product warranty booklets numbered in the thousands even though his only appliances were a stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, television and an iPod. However, he was definitely the 'go-to' guy for any trouble-shooting questions his friends had when one of THEIR appliances went on the fritz. Even when Bill's John Deere tractor wouldn't start, Carl had the answer.

Etymology: Root word: INSTRUCTIVE - to have knowledge and enjoy giving direction. Medical suffix: +ITIS - from Latin, meaning an inflammation.

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Rereadementia

Created by: lindaleh

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Documania

Created by: duefiori

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Sentence: My father's documania was fatal when we tried to use new appliances.

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Disclaimpulsive

Created by: misnomer

Pronunciation: dis/claym/pul/siv

Sentence: Her disclaimpuslsiveness was the chagrin of most prospective employers.

Etymology: Disclaimer; compulsive.

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