Verboticism: Instructivitis

Instructivitis

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Created by: buck180

Definition: An often debilitating condition characterized by compulsive, repetitive and obsessive reading of product documentation and warranties.

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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