Verboticism: Selfgooglefication

'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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Egoogetter

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēgoōgetər

Sentence: To say that John is ego-centric is like saying that the sun is a little bit larger than the moon. He is the premier egoogetter. Every spare moment is spent running his name through every search engine he knows. He spent his summer vacation trying to get to the last page of a Google search. When he didn't get as many hits as he wanted he found a website where he could legally change his last name to Doe. It doesn't matter that the hits don't refer to him specifically, he just loves to see his name. He gets practically giddy when he watches a crime show and they have an unidentified male victim.

Etymology: e (electronic) + ego (a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance) + Google (proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine) + go-getter (an aggressively enterprising person)

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

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

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Yougle

Created by: Abraxised

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Egoogle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee go gil

Sentence: When Harry was trying to "find himself", he frequently would egoogle his name. He was always amazed at how many Harry Hamsters there were around the world. The sad part was that they all seemed to be having more exciting lives than he was.

Etymology: Ego (your consciousness of your own identity;an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others)& Google (popular Internet search engine...The company was named after a mispelling of googol, one followed by a hundred zeros, supposed to indicate that the site wants to provide a huge amount of information)

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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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Idiosurf

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ID-ee-UH-surf

Sentence: Seeking self-realization and spiritual cybessence, Bob idiosurfed from morning to night.

Etymology: Blend of IDIO: A combining form from the Greek 'i`dios, meaning one's own, private, personal, peculiar, distinct. & SURF: to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information

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Been there, done that. - Mustang, 2008-11-14: 07:02:00

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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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Enansim

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: E-nan-is-im

Sentence: James spent upwards of six hours that day, deliberately but gently stroking the keys, in a desperate fit of Enanism. The box of Kleenex disappeared eventually, as dawning realization of a life doomed to booleanonymity drove him to tears.

Etymology: e - as in electronic, Onanism - from the biblical tale of Onan, master of seed spilling ---- boolean - the system of logical operations used in many engines, anonymity - to be unidentified

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The etymology is amazing! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:53:00

Excellent word. And, it's a twofer. - Buzzardbilly, 2008-01-23: 19:15:00

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Whoamikidian

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Hoo-am-i-keed-e-an

Sentence: Carlos was a somebody, at least in his own mind. He was going make sure there was a place for him in cyberspace. He was a bit of a whoamikidian. If the truth be telth, he was a bit silly and had a lot of time on his hands for whoamikiding.

Etymology: who am i? old DOS command + kidding (hood winking or telling a white lie) (perhaps to oneself) + comedian (person with comedic sence) + (bookended by) wikipedia (an on-line user generated information source)

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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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