Verboticism: Documania

'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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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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Readiteration

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: ree-DIT-ter-A-shun

Sentence: The young man realized he had fallen into his readiterative tendencies yet again after taking hours to read one sentence repeatedly in order to fully understand how to use his pencil.

Etymology: a blend of read + reiteration

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Rebingeamanuala

Created by: brucee10

Pronunciation: Re-binge-a-man-u-la

Sentence: By taking my medication daily, I have conquered my Rebingeamanuala and my upgrade times are down 45%.

Etymology: Repetitive + Binge + Manual

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Ignoraphobia

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: Ig-norah-foubia

Sentence: Look at all these User's Manuals. He must have a bad case of ignoraphobia

Etymology: ignorare (lat.) to "not know" + phobos (greek) strong, irrational fear of something

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Manumania

Created by: treehous

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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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Xenonym

Created by: Xenonym

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Reedovumit

Created by: RachelPhillipson2007

Pronunciation: Read Oh Voomit

Sentence: My sister reads all the time and sometimes she vomits from looking at the paper all the time. I think shes got Reedovumit!

Etymology: Reedo [reading obsessivley] + Vumit [disgusting vomiting every fortnight] = Reedovumit !

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Documania

Created by: duefiori

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Sentence: My father's documania was fatal when we tried to use new appliances.

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Manualaddict

Created by: labareda

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