Verboticism: Cybessence

'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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Imonimania

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: ˈī-mä-nə-mā-nē-ə

Sentence: Since the article came out, he seems to be suffering from imonimania; he's worried he'll miss a word printed about him on the net.

Etymology: I + monomania (mental illness especially when limited in expression to one idea or area of thought or excessive concentration on a single idea), but with "moni" instead of "mono" to reflect "monitor" (both the verb and the screen)

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Googlewacked

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: goo ghul waakd

Sentence: Jeremy was so googlewacked, he began grabbing the phonebook and Googling other people named Jeremy.

Etymology: Google (popular search engine) + wacked (crazy, obsessed)

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Yahegoo

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Yar-hee-goo

Sentence: Brian was so self-obsessed he spent most of his time on the internet entering his own name into search engines. He would yahegoo everyday just to check if there had been any new sites created overnight.

Etymology: Yahoo(a search engine) + Ego(a sense of oneself,self-importance)

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Websturbation

sharktrager

Created by: sharktrager

Pronunciation: web-stir-BAY-shun

Sentence: Nothing beats sitting back in a big office chair and indulging in some serious websturbation now and again.

Etymology: From Web and Masturabation cleverly melded together in a seamless fashion.

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COMMENTS:

scrink Lol. Flippin' hilarious! - scrink, 2008-01-23: 09:43:00

YES! YES! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:14:00

Yikes! What were you thinking? - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:52:00

Escuse me, waitress? I'll have whatever scrabbelicious is having... Good word — very, uh, stimulating. - Tigger, 2008-01-24: 02:03:00

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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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Narcissearchism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nar sis surch izm

Sentence: He suffered from Narcissearchism. It was a serious New Age affliction, something unique to the Computer Age. He spent hours on the computer googling himself and checking what was being said about him. Some might say he was looking for himself, in an electronic way. His father before him, whom he was named for, had done the same, but without the automation. He looked up his name in every telephone book in every city. His son was following in his footsteps and spent hours in his quest. Perhaps if his name was not John Smith, it wouldn't have taken so long. He was becoming a real Yahoo...

Etymology: Narcissism (an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself, named for Narcissis-In Greek mythology, Narcissus, Narkissos or The Self-Admirer (Greek: Νάρκισσος) was a hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty.) & Search (Look for information on a "search engine" on the Internet; to hunt, explore, seek something.)

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Love it! - freakystyley, 2008-11-14: 04:23:00

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Mesearch

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈmisɚtʃ/ /MEE-surch/

Sentence: As I have seventeen different online identities, doing mesearch is quite time consuming.

Etymology: from "me" + "search" (reminiscent of "research")

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COMMENTS:

Short and clever ... better than ever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 18:07:00

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

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Selfeesteem

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: self - ee -steem

Sentence: In real life, Joan did not feel very good about herself. She was devoid of any education or accomplishments. She looked to the internet to receive her pat on the back, shot in the arm or 'atta girl. Since her name was a common one, it appeared everywhere. By entering the e-world searching google, dogpile and yahoo, she would realize herself as a doctor, accomplished musician and even a local politician. When she discovered metasearches and metacrawlers her selfeesteem rose even higher.

Etymology: Self Esteem (pride in oneself or self-respect) with the letter "e" inserted in the middle to indicate an internet dependent self-esteem.

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