Verboticism: Searchowninfoing

'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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Mynarycode

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: my-in-ary code

Sentence: It all started innocently enough, when Steve found his house on Google Earth. Then he started wondering how many other bytes of data out there were dedicated to him and his life. Before he knew it, he was obsessed with his mynarycode, and had a whole folder of bookmarks to pages that contained even the smallest morsel of information about him.

Etymology: Modification of binary code to include "my"

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COMMENTS:

cute! - Nosila, 2008-11-14: 21:58:00

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Yahegoo

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Yar-hee-goo

Sentence: Brian was so self-obsessed he spent most of his time on the internet entering his own name into search engines. He would yahegoo everyday just to check if there had been any new sites created overnight.

Etymology: Yahoo(a search engine) + Ego(a sense of oneself,self-importance)

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Whoamikidian

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Hoo-am-i-keed-e-an

Sentence: Carlos was a somebody, at least in his own mind. He was going make sure there was a place for him in cyberspace. He was a bit of a whoamikidian. If the truth be telth, he was a bit silly and had a lot of time on his hands for whoamikiding.

Etymology: who am i? old DOS command + kidding (hood winking or telling a white lie) (perhaps to oneself) + comedian (person with comedic sence) + (bookended by) wikipedia (an on-line user generated information source)

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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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Googlewacked

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: goo ghul waakd

Sentence: Jeremy was so googlewacked, he began grabbing the phonebook and Googling other people named Jeremy.

Etymology: Google (popular search engine) + wacked (crazy, obsessed)

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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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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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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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Googlego

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /gugligeu/

Sentence: The new practice of googlego is the last trend. They say: If you don't appear, you don't exist.

Etymology: GOOGLEGO. From Google + Ego

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Autoeeroticism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: aw toe eee rot iss izm

Sentence: His autoeeroticism cost him two jobs, three marriages and approximately eight mousemats a year

Etymology: autoeroticism, ee as in e as in electronic

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word. Marriages and jobs are one thing, but losing those mousemats is a devastating and traumatic experience. ;-) - Mustang, 2008-01-23: 07:59:00

very punny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-23: 12:56:00

Fun pronounciation and creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 18:00:00

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