Verboticism: Egoogetter

'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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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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Egogooglemania

Created by: Larennyc

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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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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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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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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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Enansim

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: E-nan-is-im

Sentence: James spent upwards of six hours that day, deliberately but gently stroking the keys, in a desperate fit of Enanism. The box of Kleenex disappeared eventually, as dawning realization of a life doomed to booleanonymity drove him to tears.

Etymology: e - as in electronic, Onanism - from the biblical tale of Onan, master of seed spilling ---- boolean - the system of logical operations used in many engines, anonymity - to be unidentified

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COMMENTS:

The etymology is amazing! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:53:00

Excellent word. And, it's a twofer. - Buzzardbilly, 2008-01-23: 19:15:00

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Narcissystem

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nars siss sistem

Sentence: Frank knew when he bought his new computer that he would install a narcissystem on it, so he could stalk himself whenever he wanted.

Etymology: narcissistic (in love with one's self) & systems (operating systems)

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Excellent word. Rolls of the tongue well. And I'm amused by the concept of autostalking. - ErWenn, 2008-01-23: 07:09:00

Cheers, ErWenn...yup, Frank could use those stalking skills ina grocery store, especially the celery section! - Nosila, 2008-01-24: 00:59:00

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Dogpileofthevanity

petaj

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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Selfsearcher

Created by: mzzmee265

Pronunciation: self-searcher

Sentence: I am a selfsearcher because i love to look my self up.

Etymology: self-you; searcher-to search

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