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'I'm calling to tell you that I'm doing my toes.'

DEFINITION: v. To compulsively describe, in excruciating detail, the minute events of one's everyday life as it happens; especially when assisted by modern information technology systems. n. A person who feels compelled to "share" every detail of their life, with everyone.

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Elaboreate

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ee LA bore ate

Sentence: Cindy likes to elaboreate on Twitter about her daily adventures. Her tweets include the quantity and consistency of her baby son's diaper contents, and how many ounces of formula he has eaten at each feeding. Apparently it's fascinating to SOMEONE, because she has 1492 "followers."

Etymology: elaborate (v.) + bore (v. or n.)

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Epicdemic

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: epic/dem/ic

Sentence: She was stricken by the deadly epicdemic that compelled her to constantly think of herself as the only real person on the planet - everyone else was a fictional prop to her story

Etymology: epic + epidemic

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COMMENTS:

I thought I was the only real person. Maybe she's from a different planet... - wordmeister, 2007-04-11: 07:48:00

haven't you ever wondered why skin sometimes feels like paper - yikes!! -been reading too much Jasper Fforde - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-11: 09:01:00

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Omnithetic

Created by: arms61

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Terrance had to defriend all the omnithetics he knew; the painful retellings of every sad event in their lives drove him to depression.

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Psychoblogosis

Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: sik-o-blog-o-sis

Sentence: Julia suffered from severe psychoblogosis and was unable to eat a meal or see a pretty butterfly without informing the Internet immediately.

Etymology: psychoneurosis + blog, with help from, well, the individual meanings of "psycho" and "-osis".

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Pratemail

Created by: Elfie

Pronunciation: rhymes with hate-mail

Sentence: Jenny dictated yet another pratemail to her friend, as her hands were fully occupied.

Etymology: combined from "prate" - to blather on in annoying fashion, and "mail", a missive or message sent electronically or physically to another person.

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Autogossip

Created by: tbAG84

Pronunciation: or-tow-goss-ip

Sentence: If you tweet about brushing your teeth and again about flossing you may just be an autogossip.

Etymology: auto- to do yourself gossip- to painstakingly and prolifically recount of intimate details.

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COMMENTS:

You shouldn't auto be one! Good word. - Nosila, 2009-10-29: 00:38:00

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Yackberry

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: yak-bair-eee

Sentence: Sue is such a yackberry that she felt the need to call and tell me how many licks it was taking to get the the center of her tootsie pop.

Etymology: yack, blackberry

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Technomumble

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: tech-no-mum-ble

Sentence: Dave heard Jills technomumble coming from the office as she spoke her actions, trying to load programs on the computer.

Etymology: technology/mumble

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Expondologue

Created by: Ellemorpheus

Pronunciation: Ex-pon-dough-log

Sentence: Her mother launched a long expondologue, filled with details she neither remembered or cared for.

Etymology: Expond-expound ologue-monologue

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Blomit

Created by: CanMon

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Sentence: You can tell when Susan has had a million insignificant things occur in her day--her laptop is covered in blomit.

Etymology: Combination of vomit and blog.

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