Verboticism: Comperusaltion

'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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Docuddiction

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: doc-u-dik-shun

Sentence: It started with a simple desire to understand how things work, but it quickly developed into a complete obsession and then a severe docuddiction dependency.

Etymology: document and addiction

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COMMENTS:

petaj "exsiting players" - Players who are fed up with the rules and decide to stage a sit-in before they leave for good :-) - petaj, 2007-02-09: 04:54:00

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Readiteration

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: ree-DIT-ter-A-shun

Sentence: The young man realized he had fallen into his readiterative tendencies yet again after taking hours to read one sentence repeatedly in order to fully understand how to use his pencil.

Etymology: a blend of read + reiteration

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Instructivitis

buck180

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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Documental

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: dock-you-men-tahl

Sentence: Having repeatedly searched the user manual from cover to cover without any spark of illumination, Maria began to suspect she had gone documental...

Etymology: documentation + mental (contraction)

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Gwenzy

Created by: gwenzy4211

Pronunciation: gwen-c

Sentence:

Etymology:

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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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Manuentality

Created by: myrrh

Pronunciation: man-yoo-en-TAL-ih-tee

Sentence: Juliette suffered from manuentality, and would often take out instructional books from the library as casual reading.

Etymology: manual + mentality

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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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Hindirectional

Created by: PolishedAmethyst

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He arrived home with his new game system and was up all night because he is hindirectional when it comes to anything electronic. I'm sure he is still sitting there with the manual.

Etymology: Hinder + direction (al)

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Comperusaltion

Arcysparky

Created by: Arcysparky

Pronunciation: Com-per-ooze-al-shun

Sentence: As a result of his comperusaltion, James often spent days reading before he even broke the seal on his bottle of cola.

Etymology: Perusal - the action of reading or examining something, Compulsion - an irrisistable urge to behave in a certain way.

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