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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Ignoraphobia

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: Ig-norah-foubia

Sentence: Look at all these User's Manuals. He must have a bad case of ignoraphobia

Etymology: ignorare (lat.) to "not know" + phobos (greek) strong, irrational fear of something

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Warrier

Created by: hvhtim

Pronunciation: War-eee-ur

Sentence: Like many disabled persons, Jim was quite the warrier, always reading his wheelchair's warranty.

Etymology: warranty + worrier

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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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Cigourettes

Created by: OldEnglish

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Sentence: On Christmas Eve, we would drift off to sleep listening to the traditional cries of "I'll show you a Tab A, you B Slot!" that always accompanied my father's seasonal bouts of Cigourette's.

Etymology: Complete Idiot's Guide + Tourette's

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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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Knownot

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: no - not

Sentence: She's such a knownot that she things she can't figure anything out without reading directions on EVERYTHING....

Etymology: to feel unknowledgable about anything without reading all documentation on it.

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Manualmania

Created by: mgood

Pronunciation: man-u-al-ma-ni-a

Sentence: Man, he has a really bad case of manualmania!

Etymology: combined manual with mania

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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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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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Obserea

Created by: zagovorich

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