Verboticism: Selfeesteem

'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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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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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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Selfgooglefication

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: self/googl/fi/cay/shun

Sentence: It gave him such selfgooglefication to google himself on the internet that he developed a google giggle and sore fingertips.

Etymology: self-gratification + google

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COMMENTS:

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

Is that like a baby giggle ... goo goo ??? Delightful sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:55:00

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Egoogletistic

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ee-goog-le-tis-tick

Sentence: Les was so egoogletistic that he could spend hours checking to see if his information or webstats had changed since the last time he googled himself.

Etymology: eogtistic: excessive self-centeredness; to think, speak or write of oneself excessively + google: search engine + statistic: information, data

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Selfgooglefication

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: self/googl/fi/cay/shun

Sentence: It gave him such selfgooglefication to google himself on the internet that he developed a google giggle and sore fingertips.

Etymology: self-gratification + google

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COMMENTS:

Sounds kind of kinky. - Mustang, 2008-11-14: 07:03:00

I'm sure there is a self-help group for that somewhere! Good Word... - Nosila, 2008-11-14: 21:54:00

Did he succumb to goo, goo-googly eyes like Barney - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-16: 04:53:00

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Iselfasise

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: I-self-a-size

Sentence: He's such a tart always going on google and yahoo and msn search looking for himself, thinking he is some kind of superstar..' What? He doesn't iselfasise about himself does he?? What a poof.

Etymology: 'I' referring to the Internet, I-search, I-cam etc.. Self - That's self explanitory. Just asise as in fantasise, mesmerise etc..

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COMMENTS:

I C U ... through the net of cyberspace. Good job! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 18:06:00

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Wikineedia

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: wick - i - knee- dee - yah (emphasis on the I need)

Sentence: Jerome often displayed a wikineedia type behavior to check for his name on every sight he went to.

Etymology: wikipedia + i need

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COMMENTS:

Great one. - Nuwanda, 2008-11-14: 11:07:00

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

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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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