Verboticism: Imonimania

'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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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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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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Dogpileofthevanity

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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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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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Websturbation

sharktrager

Created by: sharktrager

Pronunciation: web-stir-BAY-shun

Sentence: Nothing beats sitting back in a big office chair and indulging in some serious websturbation now and again.

Etymology: From Web and Masturabation cleverly melded together in a seamless fashion.

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COMMENTS:

scrink Lol. Flippin' hilarious! - scrink, 2008-01-23: 09:43:00

YES! YES! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:14:00

Yikes! What were you thinking? - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:52:00

Escuse me, waitress? I'll have whatever scrabbelicious is having... Good word — very, uh, stimulating. - Tigger, 2008-01-24: 02:03:00

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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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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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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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Googlemasochism

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: gōō'gəl-mas-uh-kiz-uhm

Sentence:

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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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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