Verboticism: Manualaddict

'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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Warrantomania

Created by: antonhere

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Etymology: warranty, mania

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Readiteration

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: ree-DIT-ter-A-shun

Sentence: The young man realized he had fallen into his readiterative tendencies yet again after taking hours to read one sentence repeatedly in order to fully understand how to use his pencil.

Etymology: a blend of read + reiteration

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Documentosis

coch000

Created by: coch000

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Manualmaniac

Tobester

Created by: Tobester

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Rereferenstress

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: ree-ref-ruhns-tres

Sentence: Because of my referenstress it took six hours to build one flatpack chair!

Etymology: combination of "re" "reference" and "stress"

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Documanualist

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: doc u manual ist

Sentence: she was a compulsive documanualist always reading every word before touching any item.

Etymology: from documents manuals and fetishist.

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Humible

Created by: scaredboy617

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Instrufolia

Created by: Berna

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Dysmanuorrhea

Created by: Elfie

Pronunciation: dis-man-war-REE-ah

Sentence: He suffered acute dysmanuorrhea with every software upgrade, overwhelmed by the sheer detail in each new agreement.

Etymology: dys - bad, difficult manuo - derived from "manual" orrhea - excessive discharge of key information from the brain

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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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