Verboticism: Manuholic

'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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Instruchosis

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: in-struh-kO-sis

Sentence: His instruchosis left him unable to assemble even the simplest flat-pack furniture.

Etymology: From 'instructions' + 'psychosis'

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Docusess

grant0

Created by: grant0

Pronunciation: Doc-you-ssess.

Sentence: She is TOTALLY docusessed.

Etymology: Documentation + obsessed.

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Manualphilism

Created by: sunny

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Manualphilism is incurable without detailed directions.

Etymology:

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Fuckedy

Created by: onekid

Pronunciation: fuckedy

Sentence: hm?

Etymology: oo da

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COMMENTS:

uu - onekid, 2007-07-07: 17:15:00

wTF does that even mean?!?! - missmurder, 2007-07-29: 19:03:00

oh i get it lmao!!!! - missmurder, 2007-07-29: 19:03:00

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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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Overinformativeness

Created by: livejuicy

Pronunciation: oh-ver-in-for-mah-tive-ness

Sentence: Upon opening his new cell phone's user manual, he suffered a bout of overinformativeness.

Etymology: Over + information + ness

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Manualmaniac

Tobester

Created by: Tobester

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

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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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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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Repetese

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: re/peat/es

Sentence: if u cep getting interupted u will cep repating the same sentence...repetese

Etymology: repeat+coutese

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