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

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Instructivitis

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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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Documania

Created by: elona

Pronunciation: Dokumania

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Etymology: Documentation+mania

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Rereferenstress

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: ree-ref-ruhns-tres

Sentence: Because of my referenstress it took six hours to build one flatpack chair!

Etymology: combination of "re" "reference" and "stress"

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Reast

Created by: evitameanslife

Pronunciation: Re - a - st

Sentence: We can figure this out practically, we dont need tips , stop being a reast.

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Comperusaltion

Arcysparky

Created by: Arcysparky

Pronunciation: Com-per-ooze-al-shun

Sentence: As a result of his comperusaltion, James often spent days reading before he even broke the seal on his bottle of cola.

Etymology: Perusal - the action of reading or examining something, Compulsion - an irrisistable urge to behave in a certain way.

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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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Manualphilism

Created by: sunny

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Sentence: Manualphilism is incurable without detailed directions.

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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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Dratility

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Created by: Lazberg

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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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