Verboticism: Documentosis

'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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Docromaniac

RightOnTheWin

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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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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Brainjamming

Created by: josje

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

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Manualaria

qwerty

Created by: qwerty

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Sentence: Due to a serious case of manualaria, Ned rarely tried out new software until weeks after he'd installed it.

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Fuckedy

Created by: onekid

Pronunciation: fuckedy

Sentence: hm?

Etymology: oo da

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uu - onekid, 2007-07-07: 17:15:00

wTF does that even mean?!?! - missmurder, 2007-07-29: 19:03:00

oh i get it lmao!!!! - missmurder, 2007-07-29: 19:03:00

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Documania

Created by: duefiori

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Sentence: My father's documania was fatal when we tried to use new appliances.

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Manualmania

Created by: mgood

Pronunciation: man-u-al-ma-ni-a

Sentence: Man, he has a really bad case of manualmania!

Etymology: combined manual with mania

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Pulsosity

rilstix

Created by: rilstix

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Intrinsication

Created by: Manhattan

Pronunciation: In-trin-sick-ae-shun

Sentence: He used the powerful method of intrinsication to fill his head with every single piece of data on the use of and warranty information of pencils, short of watching some sort of documentary or special on pencils and such related products.

Etymology: The word intrinsic, meaning "of it's nature" with the suffix -tion.

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- Manhattan, 2006-12-23: 16:23:00

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Guidenseekindrome

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: guide-in-seek-in-drome

Sentence: People with guidenseekindrome are the reason Poptarts have cooking instructions, and a label saying "DO NOT PUT PACKAGE IN MICROWAVE!"

Etymology: Derived from hidenseekindrome, which we all know is the condition of people that suck at hide-and-seek.

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