Verboticism: Manualphilism

'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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Docufetish

Created by: Count

Pronunciation: doc-u-fetish

Sentence: "I hear all she does is read manuals. Man, she must have a serious docufetish."

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Manualmaniac

Tobester

Created by: Tobester

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Dratility

Lazberg

Created by: Lazberg

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Carabulation

Created by: Sharpiequeen

Pronunciation: KARE-ab-yoo-LAY-shun

Sentence: He experienced carabulation while reading the manuel of his new stereo.

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Angrivation

Created by: rampantidiocy

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Sentence: He was overcome by angrivation after purchasing User's Manuals For Dummies.

Etymology: Ian Temchin created this word in New Jersey in 2004 as a combination of anger and aggrivation so commonly associated with reading product documentation and warranties.

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Jimadybobalingly

Created by: jimadybobalon

Pronunciation: jim-ady-bob-al-ing-ly

Sentence: I have to sharpen my pencil jimadybobalingly!

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Xenonym

Created by: Xenonym

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Knownot

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: no - not

Sentence: She's such a knownot that she things she can't figure anything out without reading directions on EVERYTHING....

Etymology: to feel unknowledgable about anything without reading all documentation on it.

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Locohowism

Created by: scrawlspacer

Pronunciation: LO co how IZ um

Sentence: When my boyfriend buys a nifty new gadget, I might not see him for days. He has major locohowism.

Etymology: alcoholism + loco (crazy) + how (as in "how to")

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Intrinsication

Created by: Manhattan

Pronunciation: In-trin-sick-ae-shun

Sentence: He used the powerful method of intrinsication to fill his head with every single piece of data on the use of and warranty information of pencils, short of watching some sort of documentary or special on pencils and such related products.

Etymology: The word intrinsic, meaning "of it's nature" with the suffix -tion.

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- Manhattan, 2006-12-23: 16:23:00

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