Verboticism: Idiosurf

'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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Mevestigate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mee ves tig ayt

Sentence: Hamela Hamderson, the cheeky Hamster would mevestigate herself on the Internet everyday. She was always finding news items, pictures and embarrassing Youtube submissions about her latest capers. It was surprising, as she was normally a humble hamster. It was also surprising that a rodent could read, write and use the Internet better than most humans.

Etymology: Me (first person singular;myself) & Investigate (conduct an inquiry or investigation of;seek information about)

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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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COMMENTS:

Love it! - freakystyley, 2008-11-14: 04:23:00

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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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Egogooglemania

Created by: Larennyc

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Narcoogle

punkrider

Created by: punkrider

Pronunciation: Nar-Sew-Guh-el

Sentence: Dude, I tried hard not to narcoogle myself tonight. It's really tough. Who knows what someone may have wrote about me in the last three minutes!

Etymology: Narcissist Googling

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punkrider Does anyone ever actually find anything about themselves by googling their own name? - punkrider, 2008-11-16: 04:11:00

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Tagogle

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: tah gawg uhl

Sentence: Tag, the teenager, was at that stage where he was such an egonormous (enormous ego) he tagogled his name, and all his zone names, daily!

Etymology: Combination of tag, ogle, google. Tag - synonymous with name. Ogle - an intense looking. Google - the web word for an internet search.

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Welcome back, Silveryaspen! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 20:42:00

Welcome back, Silveryaspen! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 20:42:00

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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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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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Egoogle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee go gil

Sentence: When Harry was trying to "find himself", he frequently would egoogle his name. He was always amazed at how many Harry Hamsters there were around the world. The sad part was that they all seemed to be having more exciting lives than he was.

Etymology: Ego (your consciousness of your own identity;an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others)& Google (popular Internet search engine...The company was named after a mispelling of googol, one followed by a hundred zeros, supposed to indicate that the site wants to provide a huge amount of information)

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Egotistigoogle

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ee - go - TIS - tuh - googl

Sentence: Seth was such an egomaniac he spent much of his surfing effort egotistigoogling hoping to find that he was being discussed favorably on the net.

Etymology: Egotistical + google searching

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excellent! you'll be seeing a lot more of yourself in future! - galwaywegian, 2008-01-23: 04:57:00

lol, cool word! 8) - Dougalistic, 2008-01-23: 07:22:00

Funny Galway man. Who'd a thunk it! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:20:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 15:59:00

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Yawhooami

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /yah-HOO-em-ai/ -may also be yodeled

Sentence: Besides having an inflated sense of self-importance, Mike was always wondering if people were blogging about him, (and honestly, he wondered why people didn't spend more time blogging about him) so he would Yawhooami himself almost every day.

Etymology: Blend of, Yahoo! - the search engine ('yahoo' was coined by Swift in Gulliver's Travels) + who-am-I [?] - one of the most fundamental philosophical questions of existence (also a handy Unix/Linux command "whoami" used to display one's own user info)

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That's right up my super highway. Niche! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:16:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 16:03:00

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