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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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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Googlemasochism

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: gōō'gəl-mas-uh-kiz-uhm

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Etymology: Google: To search for information using the Google search engine. Masochism: A psychological disorder in which sexual gratification is derived from being physically or emotionally abused.

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Yougle

Created by: Abraxised

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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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Narcisstalk

Created by: grohldberg12

Pronunciation: (Nar // sih //stahk)

Sentence: Initially out of curiousity, John, the 43 year-old carpenter, soon became absorbed with narcisstalking himself; spending hours upon hours discovering his most personal information.

Etymology: Narcissistic / Stalk

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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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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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Googification

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: goōgəfikāshən

Sentence: in the ultimate act of googification, Joe had t-shirts made up that consisted of the results his self-googling. He perhaps could have been more proud if there was more on the web about him than his arrest record.

Etymology: google (a popular search engine) + gratification (pleasure or satisfaction)

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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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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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