Verboticism: Websturbation

'I can't stop googling myself.'

DEFINITION: v. To look up your own name on a search engine. n., The practice of using a search engine as a tool for self-realization, or perhaps just self-gratification, by repeatedly searching for information about yourself.

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Narcoogle

punkrider

Created by: punkrider

Pronunciation: Nar-Sew-Guh-el

Sentence: Dude, I tried hard not to narcoogle myself tonight. It's really tough. Who knows what someone may have wrote about me in the last three minutes!

Etymology: Narcissist Googling

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COMMENTS:

punkrider Does anyone ever actually find anything about themselves by googling their own name? - punkrider, 2008-11-16: 04:11:00

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Yawhooami

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /yah-HOO-em-ai/ -may also be yodeled

Sentence: Besides having an inflated sense of self-importance, Mike was always wondering if people were blogging about him, (and honestly, he wondered why people didn't spend more time blogging about him) so he would Yawhooami himself almost every day.

Etymology: Blend of, Yahoo! - the search engine ('yahoo' was coined by Swift in Gulliver's Travels) + who-am-I [?] - one of the most fundamental philosophical questions of existence (also a handy Unix/Linux command "whoami" used to display one's own user info)

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COMMENTS:

That's right up my super highway. Niche! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:16:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 16:03:00

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Mynarycode

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: my-in-ary code

Sentence: It all started innocently enough, when Steve found his house on Google Earth. Then he started wondering how many other bytes of data out there were dedicated to him and his life. Before he knew it, he was obsessed with his mynarycode, and had a whole folder of bookmarks to pages that contained even the smallest morsel of information about him.

Etymology: Modification of binary code to include "my"

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COMMENTS:

cute! - Nosila, 2008-11-14: 21:58:00

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Narcisstalk

Created by: grohldberg12

Pronunciation: (Nar // sih //stahk)

Sentence: Initially out of curiousity, John, the 43 year-old carpenter, soon became absorbed with narcisstalking himself; spending hours upon hours discovering his most personal information.

Etymology: Narcissistic / Stalk

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Paranerdia

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: para-NER-dee-uh

Sentence: When Chip sat down at his 286 Laptop, the first thing he checked was his e-mail. Verbotomy came next, then a brief look at Myspace to see which spammer had a crush on him. After a quick look at the bleakness of Facebook and a quick foray into E-Bay for a fruitless search for trinkets, he inevitably succumbed to PARANERDIA and Googled all the usernames he ever used...just to be sure his aliases weren't taken over by foreign terrorists. Chip was extremely dismayed when he discovered that "Metrodad" still existed on a crappy "free" dating site called AmericanSingles which he foolishly posted ten years ago, in a late night rush of drunken optimism. Now there was a permablob about him in the etherial cyberuniverse of the WorldWideWaste which no power on earth could remove, and constantly nurtured his latent PARANERDIA now rising within his breast like the feeble winter sun he had come to loathe.

Etymology: PARAnoia+NERD+paranoIA=PARANERDIA......PARANOIA:a psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations,excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others, including websites; New Latin, from Greek, madness, from paranous demented, from para- + nous mind........NERD: an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person ; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits;perhaps from nerd, a creature in the children's book If I Ran the Zoo (1950) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel).

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metrohumanx "The 10,000 Fingers of Doctor T" was Dr Seuss's ONLY movie...A cult classic starring Hans Conried, and pretty bizarre at that. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-14: 02:34:00

I think a paranerdia is twice as bad as a single one! - Nosila, 2008-11-14: 23:55:00

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Searchowninfoing

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: serch-own-info-ing

Sentence: Harry was searchowninfoing when his laptop went beserk and turned into an evil monster knowing only three words, "No Results Found.". Later, Harry wasn't found too.

Etymology: The word takes its roots from the action of searching one's own information on the internet or any other appropriate media.

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Dogpileofthevanity

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dog-pile-of-the-vanity

Sentence: He glanced surreptitiously at his ultraportable laptop. He liked using the mini laptop because he could easily conceal it. He had no wish to disclose just how bad a case of dogpileofthevanity he had. Every 20 minutes he would FIRE up DogPile and search for his name. Too bad he kept getting thousands of results for canines, but with a name like Wolfe that was always going to happen.

Etymology: dogpile (metasearch engine) + vanity (excessive pride in one's appearance) + bonfire of the vanities (burning of sinful objects - Falò delle vanità & a novel written by Tom Wolfe)

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Egoogle

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ee/guh/go

Sentence: Joe loves to ogle his ego, so he googles his name and egoogles himself.

Etymology: EGOOGLE - verb from EGO (the “I” or self of any person) + OGLE (to look at amorously)

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Yahooyoohoo

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: yaa-hu-yu-hu

Sentence: He thought he was "somebody" until he yahooyoohooed on Yahoo!, google and every other search engine he could find, only to receive each time the reply "yahooyouwhowho???". He's in therapy now.

Etymology: YAHOO: search engine, exclamation of glee. YOOHOO: is somebody there?, calling out to get somebody's attention.

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COMMENTS:

Nice ring and zing! Whew-hoo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:59:00

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Weegob

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: wee-gob

Sentence: Harry left no hair unturned during his weegob internet searches, for those were his brush strokes for his psyche.

Etymology: the word ego in the word web ... weegob ...

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COMMENTS:

love the etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-23: 12:55:00

Very interesting blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 16:01:00

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