Verboticism: Yahooyoohoo

'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

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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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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Googlego

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /gugligeu/

Sentence: The new practice of googlego is the last trend. They say: If you don't appear, you don't exist.

Etymology: GOOGLEGO. From Google + Ego

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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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Mevestigate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mee ves tig ayt

Sentence: Hamela Hamderson, the cheeky Hamster would mevestigate herself on the Internet everyday. She was always finding news items, pictures and embarrassing Youtube submissions about her latest capers. It was surprising, as she was normally a humble hamster. It was also surprising that a rodent could read, write and use the Internet better than most humans.

Etymology: Me (first person singular;myself) & Investigate (conduct an inquiry or investigation of;seek information about)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Puterlonely

Created by: kmartinmt

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Googleworthy

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: goo - gull - wur - thee

Sentence: To find out if you are googleworthy, you must put your name in the search field and then, if you are someone worthwhile, your name will appear dozens of times with glowing references to your accomplishments. Your self-esteem will then be intact and you will have verified your importance, once again.

Etymology: Google (a popular search engine) + Worthy (deserving, having value)

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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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