Verboticism: Ocdvd

'I have to sharpen it?'

DEFINITION: An often debilitating condition characterized by compulsive, repetitive and obsessive reading of product documentation and warranties.

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Idiosistics

Created by: ElBuro

Pronunciation: ID-i-o-SIS-TIKS

Sentence: "Bah, curse my Idiosistics, I hate these warranties, but I just can't put them down!."

Etymology: Idi-from "Idiot". sis- Sounds like a sickness.

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Finitusprintitus

Created by: xpez2000

Pronunciation: fi-nigh-tus-prin-ti-tus

Sentence: Once I took a look at the directions for my IKEA crap, I had to go to bed because I could feel the finitusprintitus coming over me. Causing me to feel woozy and unmotivated to do anything...

Etymology: Fine - Print -itus

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Manuentality

Created by: myrrh

Pronunciation: man-yoo-en-TAL-ih-tee

Sentence: Juliette suffered from manuentality, and would often take out instructional books from the library as casual reading.

Etymology: manual + mentality

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Checkmania

Created by: chris

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Hyperinfodocumentitis

Created by: bailandi

Pronunciation: hi-pur-in-foe-dok-u-men-tie-tis

Sentence: One of my grandfather's sypmtom of hyperinfodocumentitus was a drawer full of manuals to antiquated equipment kept by his bedside.

Etymology: Hyper - prefix, beyond, over, above; usually implying excess or exaggeration. "info and documen" signify dealing with information and documents, -itis meaning inflammation, making this sound like a medicial condition.

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Instruxation

Created by: Clay201

Pronunciation: In struc SAY shun

Sentence: When she smiled apologetically and nervously reached into the drawer to pull out the coffee maker manual for what must have been the twentyieth time, I knew she was suffering from instruxation.

Etymology: It's a combination of the words "instructions" and "fixation."

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Stupdocness

Created by: svasiljeva

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Sentence: stupdocness is his usual condition for 3 days after buying a new thing

Etymology: stupid reading of documentation

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COMMENTS:

stupid reading of documentation - svasiljeva, 2006-12-17: 09:15:00

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Diavamentitis

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: diyah-vah-men-TYE-tis

Sentence: My case of diavamentitis is so severe that I can spend an entire evening reading an instruction manual and still have a floor full of screws, dowels, and boards. Of course, I still have no desk. That's why the computer is sitting on the box that the desk came in.

Etymology: Greek word for read "diavazei." "Ment" would refer to mental, and "itis" would be the condition. Therefore, it's the mental condition of reading.

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Docromaniac

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Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: {Do-crow\maine-knee-ak}

Sentence: Tom, being a docromaniac, couldn’t resist the temptation of opening the watch he bought for his father’s birthday, and reading the instructions. Tom ultimately missed his father’s seventy-eighth birthday, because he got too preoccupied reading the instructions of his father’s watch.

Etymology: Docro (derived from the Latin word doceō)–to instruct. Maniac (from Greek - maniacos)- a person characterized by an inordinate or ungovernable enthusiasm for something- Merriam Webster.

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Brainjamming

Created by: josje

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COMMENTS:

brainjamming wil pull the contents in your head to overloead proportions. - josje, 2006-12-21: 02:03:00

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