Verboticism: Knownot

'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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Recompilimentation

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: re-com-pil-i-men-ta-tion

Sentence: He keeps thumbing through that booklet like he's got recompilimentation!

Etymology: reading (the action or practice of a person who reads) + compulsive (compelling; compulsory) + debilitating (impairing the strength and vitality) + documentation (manuals, listings, diagrams, and other hard- or soft-copy written and graphic materials)

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Instrufolia

Created by: Berna

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Pulsosity

rilstix

Created by: rilstix

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Obserea

Created by: zagovorich

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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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Manualmaniac

Tobester

Created by: Tobester

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Manualmania

Created by: mgood

Pronunciation: man-u-al-ma-ni-a

Sentence: Man, he has a really bad case of manualmania!

Etymology: combined manual with mania

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Manuentality

Created by: myrrh

Pronunciation: man-yoo-en-TAL-ih-tee

Sentence: Juliette suffered from manuentality, and would often take out instructional books from the library as casual reading.

Etymology: manual + mentality

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Hindirectional

Created by: PolishedAmethyst

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Sentence: He arrived home with his new game system and was up all night because he is hindirectional when it comes to anything electronic. I'm sure he is still sitting there with the manual.

Etymology: Hinder + direction (al)

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Documentardation

Created by: hugeredbear

Pronunciation: dok-u-ment-ard-a-shun

Sentence: A simple oversight by IKEA (an extra bag of bolts,) and Bob never fully recovered from the documentardation.

Etymology: documentation + retardation

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