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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Manualmaniac

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Created by: Tobester

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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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Documentardation

Created by: hugeredbear

Pronunciation: dok-u-ment-ard-a-shun

Sentence: A simple oversight by IKEA (an extra bag of bolts,) and Bob never fully recovered from the documentardation.

Etymology: documentation + retardation

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Ocdvd

Created by: vetmommy2

Pronunciation: "Oh-Cee-Dee-Vee-Dee"

Sentence: Don't be so OCDVD, put down the instructions and just turn the thing ON!!

Etymology: from the DSM-III Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and DVD- digital video disc.

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Pulsosity

rilstix

Created by: rilstix

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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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Recompilimentation

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: re-com-pil-i-men-ta-tion

Sentence: He keeps thumbing through that booklet like he's got recompilimentation!

Etymology: reading (the action or practice of a person who reads) + compulsive (compelling; compulsory) + debilitating (impairing the strength and vitality) + documentation (manuals, listings, diagrams, and other hard- or soft-copy written and graphic materials)

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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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Docromaniac

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: {Do-crow\maine-knee-ak}

Sentence: Tom, being a docromaniac, couldn’t resist the temptation of opening the watch he bought for his father’s birthday, and reading the instructions. Tom ultimately missed his father’s seventy-eighth birthday, because he got too preoccupied reading the instructions of his father’s watch.

Etymology: Docro (derived from the Latin word doceō)–to instruct. Maniac (from Greek - maniacos)- a person characterized by an inordinate or ungovernable enthusiasm for something- Merriam Webster.

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Stupdocness

Created by: svasiljeva

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Sentence: stupdocness is his usual condition for 3 days after buying a new thing

Etymology: stupid reading of documentation

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COMMENTS:

stupid reading of documentation - svasiljeva, 2006-12-17: 09:15:00

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