Verboticism: Hyperinfodocumentitis

'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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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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