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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Referendless

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Ref Er End Lus

Sentence: Hannah had become very particular about a lot of things in her life and it made her feel in control when everything was working smoothly in her home and the way she used electrical appliancs had to be so precise that she would read each ones user manual repetitivly before she used anything. The doctor had diagnosed Referendless Syndrome and had assured her of the many diferent treatments and therepys used to treat and cure sufferers.

Etymology: References + Endless = Referendless References, to reference a file, or document, user guide. Refer, to read up, to take note from. Endless, having or seeming to have no end, limit, or conclusion; boundless; infinite; interminable; incessant: an endless series of complaints; Time is endless. 2.made continuous, as by joining the two ends of a single length: an endless chain or belt. Synonyms: limitless, illimitable, unending, unceasing, continuous, perpetual.

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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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Documentia

Created by: Jabberwocky

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Sentence: Through his persistent reading of warranties, he was slipping further and further into documentia

Etymology: document + dementia

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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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Angrivation

Created by: rampantidiocy

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Sentence: He was overcome by angrivation after purchasing User's Manuals For Dummies.

Etymology: Ian Temchin created this word in New Jersey in 2004 as a combination of anger and aggrivation so commonly associated with reading product documentation and warranties.

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Overinstructology

Created by: hipcheck16

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Hindirectional

Created by: PolishedAmethyst

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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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Rereadementia

Created by: lindaleh

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Intrinsication

Created by: Manhattan

Pronunciation: In-trin-sick-ae-shun

Sentence: He used the powerful method of intrinsication to fill his head with every single piece of data on the use of and warranty information of pencils, short of watching some sort of documentary or special on pencils and such related products.

Etymology: The word intrinsic, meaning "of it's nature" with the suffix -tion.

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- Manhattan, 2006-12-23: 16:23:00

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Locohowism

Created by: scrawlspacer

Pronunciation: LO co how IZ um

Sentence: When my boyfriend buys a nifty new gadget, I might not see him for days. He has major locohowism.

Etymology: alcoholism + loco (crazy) + how (as in "how to")

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