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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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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Googlid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: goōglid

Sentence: After years of psychoanalysis, Etheria has given up the leather couch in favor of the internet. Now she does daily searches for her googlid. She also tried searching for her googlego but that seemed too self-indulgent.

Etymology: Google (the proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine) + id (the part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest)

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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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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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Googurbate

Created by: asdas

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I'm worried about our son Steve, he just sits in his room all day and googurbates.

Etymology: Google (a popular search engine) + Masturbate (sexual gratification through self-stimulation)

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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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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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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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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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Egoogletistic

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ee-goog-le-tis-tick

Sentence: Les was so egoogletistic that he could spend hours checking to see if his information or webstats had changed since the last time he googled himself.

Etymology: eogtistic: excessive self-centeredness; to think, speak or write of oneself excessively + google: search engine + statistic: information, data

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