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'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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Circumdocutation

Created by: hanumanu

Pronunciation: sir-kum-dock-you-TAY-shun

Sentence: Must you obsess in your circumdocutation? Just sharpen the danged thing already!

Etymology: Like circulocution - talking in circles - this is reading instructions in an obsessively concentric way.

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Instrufolia

Created by: Berna

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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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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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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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Atypetic

ubgrud

Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: aye-typ-et-ick

Sentence: OMG she is just so atypetic. She put all of the Ikea instructions into a powerpoint presentation and displayed it on the wall the entire time we were constructing the shelving unit.

Etymology: type-a personality

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Infophilia

alanmilner

Created by: alanmilner

Pronunciation: info-filia

Sentence: The older you get, the more you suffer from infophilia because the more you forget, the more you forget what you might have forgotten.

Etymology: the antonym of infophobia

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Documanualist

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: doc u manual ist

Sentence: she was a compulsive documanualist always reading every word before touching any item.

Etymology: from documents manuals and fetishist.

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Diavamentitis

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: diyah-vah-men-TYE-tis

Sentence: My case of diavamentitis is so severe that I can spend an entire evening reading an instruction manual and still have a floor full of screws, dowels, and boards. Of course, I still have no desk. That's why the computer is sitting on the box that the desk came in.

Etymology: Greek word for read "diavazei." "Ment" would refer to mental, and "itis" would be the condition. Therefore, it's the mental condition of reading.

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Gwenzy

Created by: gwenzy4211

Pronunciation: gwen-c

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