Verboticism: Enansim

'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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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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Egomaniagoogle

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ee-go-muh-NYA-googl

Sentence: Howard is full of himself, convinced he is God's gift to the rest of the world and has carried his egotistical ventures to new levels with his incessant egomaniagoogle efforts on the internet, and has even gone so far as to get the very latest in technology to speed up the process.

Etymology: Blend of egomania and 'google', a verb meaning to use the google search engine.

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-14: 09:17:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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Wikineedia

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: wick - i - knee- dee - yah (emphasis on the I need)

Sentence: Jerome often displayed a wikineedia type behavior to check for his name on every sight he went to.

Etymology: wikipedia + i need

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COMMENTS:

Great one. - Nuwanda, 2008-11-14: 11:07:00

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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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Puterlonely

Created by: kmartinmt

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Investibation

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: in-vest-a-bat-ion

Sentence: No satisfied to simply investibate by themselves at home behind a computer, numerous celebrities have asked NBC to lend a helping hand. In a strange kind of reverse prostitution, NBC is paying the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and Lisa Kudrow for the rights to compile genealogical history on their families. These histories are then recounted for the celebrities and anybody with a TV antenna. The show, called "Who Do You Think You Are" is Kimberly's favorite.

Etymology: investigation + (something else)

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Egoogetter

artr

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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