Verboticism: Rereadementia

'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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Rereadementia

Created by: lindaleh

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Manualphilism

Created by: sunny

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Sentence: Manualphilism is incurable without detailed directions.

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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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Instructivitis

buck180

Created by: buck180

Pronunciation: in/STRUK/tiv/eye/tiss

Sentence: Carl's impressive library of instruction manuals and product warranty booklets numbered in the thousands even though his only appliances were a stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, television and an iPod. However, he was definitely the 'go-to' guy for any trouble-shooting questions his friends had when one of THEIR appliances went on the fritz. Even when Bill's John Deere tractor wouldn't start, Carl had the answer.

Etymology: Root word: INSTRUCTIVE - to have knowledge and enjoy giving direction. Medical suffix: +ITIS - from Latin, meaning an inflammation.

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Userphobia

Created by: nanaord

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Sentence: I suffer from userphobia

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Warrantomania

Created by: antonhere

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Etymology: warranty, mania

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Referendless

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Ref Er End Lus

Sentence: Hannah had become very particular about a lot of things in her life and it made her feel in control when everything was working smoothly in her home and the way she used electrical appliancs had to be so precise that she would read each ones user manual repetitivly before she used anything. The doctor had diagnosed Referendless Syndrome and had assured her of the many diferent treatments and therepys used to treat and cure sufferers.

Etymology: References + Endless = Referendless References, to reference a file, or document, user guide. Refer, to read up, to take note from. Endless, having or seeming to have no end, limit, or conclusion; boundless; infinite; interminable; incessant: an endless series of complaints; Time is endless. 2.made continuous, as by joining the two ends of a single length: an endless chain or belt. Synonyms: limitless, illimitable, unending, unceasing, continuous, perpetual.

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Guidenseekindrome

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: guide-in-seek-in-drome

Sentence: People with guidenseekindrome are the reason Poptarts have cooking instructions, and a label saying "DO NOT PUT PACKAGE IN MICROWAVE!"

Etymology: Derived from hidenseekindrome, which we all know is the condition of people that suck at hide-and-seek.

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Idiosistics

Created by: ElBuro

Pronunciation: ID-i-o-SIS-TIKS

Sentence: "Bah, curse my Idiosistics, I hate these warranties, but I just can't put them down!."

Etymology: Idi-from "Idiot". sis- Sounds like a sickness.

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Warrentyism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: war ren tee ism

Sentence: By re-reading the directions to the alarm clock the thirtith time she fell into warrentyism

Etymology: warrenty - guarantee of goodness in a product ism - makes it a noun

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