Verboticism: Reedovumit

'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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Instruxation

Created by: Clay201

Pronunciation: In struc SAY shun

Sentence: When she smiled apologetically and nervously reached into the drawer to pull out the coffee maker manual for what must have been the twentyieth time, I knew she was suffering from instruxation.

Etymology: It's a combination of the words "instructions" and "fixation."

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Cheechburnout

Created by: queeny

Pronunciation: Cheech-burn-out

Sentence: Chong burn out is way badder. You end up munching on the pencils like way before you sharpen them. Whoa,coulda been a prob.

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Manualaria

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Created by: qwerty

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Due to a serious case of manualaria, Ned rarely tried out new software until weeks after he'd installed it.

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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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Hindirectional

Created by: PolishedAmethyst

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Sentence: He arrived home with his new game system and was up all night because he is hindirectional when it comes to anything electronic. I'm sure he is still sitting there with the manual.

Etymology: Hinder + direction (al)

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Instrucsecure

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Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: in-STRUC-sec-YOUR

Sentence: Robert knew exactly how to use the soldering gun, but every time he tried to use it he found himself instrucsecure, glancing at the manual again and again.

Etymology: Instructions and insecure

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Docuddiction

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: doc-u-dik-shun

Sentence: It started with a simple desire to understand how things work, but it quickly developed into a complete obsession and then a severe docuddiction dependency.

Etymology: document and addiction

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COMMENTS:

petaj "exsiting players" - Players who are fed up with the rules and decide to stage a sit-in before they leave for good :-) - petaj, 2007-02-09: 04:54:00

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Hyperinfodocumentitis

Created by: bailandi

Pronunciation: hi-pur-in-foe-dok-u-men-tie-tis

Sentence: One of my grandfather's sypmtom of hyperinfodocumentitus was a drawer full of manuals to antiquated equipment kept by his bedside.

Etymology: Hyper - prefix, beyond, over, above; usually implying excess or exaggeration. "info and documen" signify dealing with information and documents, -itis meaning inflammation, making this sound like a medicial condition.

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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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Cigourettes

Created by: OldEnglish

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Sentence: On Christmas Eve, we would drift off to sleep listening to the traditional cries of "I'll show you a Tab A, you B Slot!" that always accompanied my father's seasonal bouts of Cigourette's.

Etymology: Complete Idiot's Guide + Tourette's

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