Verboticism: Infophilia

'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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Xenonym

Created by: Xenonym

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Documanualist

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: doc u manual ist

Sentence: she was a compulsive documanualist always reading every word before touching any item.

Etymology: from documents manuals and fetishist.

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Prodification

dastickney

Created by: dastickney

Pronunciation: Prod-I-Fi-Ka-Shun

Sentence: As he was deep into prodification, he soon realized that he was able to once again use his manual can opener.

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Manualoticulus

Created by: leaffan001

Pronunciation: man-u-ol-tick-ul-us

Sentence: Wanting to know everything.

Etymology: From the english word manual.

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Instruchosis

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: in-struh-kO-sis

Sentence: His instruchosis left him unable to assemble even the simplest flat-pack furniture.

Etymology: From 'instructions' + 'psychosis'

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Carabulation

Created by: Sharpiequeen

Pronunciation: KARE-ab-yoo-LAY-shun

Sentence: He experienced carabulation while reading the manuel of his new stereo.

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Circumdocutation

Created by: hanumanu

Pronunciation: sir-kum-dock-you-TAY-shun

Sentence: Must you obsess in your circumdocutation? Just sharpen the danged thing already!

Etymology: Like circulocution - talking in circles - this is reading instructions in an obsessively concentric way.

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Atypetic

ubgrud

Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: aye-typ-et-ick

Sentence: OMG she is just so atypetic. She put all of the Ikea instructions into a powerpoint presentation and displayed it on the wall the entire time we were constructing the shelving unit.

Etymology: type-a personality

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Instrucsecure

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: in-STRUC-sec-YOUR

Sentence: Robert knew exactly how to use the soldering gun, but every time he tried to use it he found himself instrucsecure, glancing at the manual again and again.

Etymology: Instructions and insecure

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Manualaddict

Created by: labareda

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