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'How many trees did you kill to print that?'

DEFINITION: v., To compulsively print out paper copies of all electronic files. n., A printing fetish common among paper pushers who suffer from a paranoid fear that their digital files are disintegrating on their hard drives.

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Fretofile

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: FRET-oh-file

Sentence: Once again, our office supply budget was maxed out due to Jim and his fretofile problem.

Etymology: fret, file

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COMMENTS:

Simple and complex! Good Word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 16:32:00

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Papyrulimia

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: puh/pahy/ruhlim/ee/uh

Sentence: With unlimited reams of corporate paper, Jenny slowly descended the long, lonely path of papyrulimia where she continuously feed the photocopy machine as much paper as it could swallow and with great satisfaction watched it spew out copy after copy after copy.

Etymology: PAPYRULIMIA - noun - from PAPYRUS (paper) + BULIMIA (an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting)

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COMMENTS:

good, but icky! - Nosila, 2010-03-04: 18:10:00

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Reamlove

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: reem-luv

Sentence: Every night I hope and pray a reamlover will come my way A girl to hold in my arms and know the magic of her charms 'cause I don't want (want) a file (a fiel) to fall (to fall) apart (apart) I want a reamlover so all my correspondence is truly secure in a filing cabinet

Etymology: ream (pack of paper) + love + dreamlover

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COMMENTS:

petaj with credit to the misfits - petaj, 2007-11-07: 02:33:00

Love it. Whose been channelling Bobby Darin!? - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 04:58:00

Ancient Egyptians referred to it as papylust. Thanks for ousting Reamweaver from my skull. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-07: 12:03:00

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Printaphile

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: print-ah-file

Sentence: when he finished printing out every file he had that was related to 'paper wastage in modern society', he realised he was a hopeless printaphile

Etymology: print a file, the suffix 'phile'

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COMMENTS:

excellent word - very usable - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-07: 09:41:00

Excellent and apt! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 16:35:00

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Documentia

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dok-yuh-MEN-sha

Sentence: As memomagma poured from Roxie's printer, fellow worker worried that her documentia would become dendricidal.

Etymology: Blend of document & dementia.

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libertybelle So clever!! Almost.... too clever... - libertybelle, 2007-11-07: 09:14:00

I think most lawyers suffer from this disease. - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-07: 09:40:00

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Inkjedi

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: i ng k jedˌī

Sentence: Lewis didn't didn't care that he was burning through reams of paper for he was an InkJedi. He was saving the company e-files from the dark force that causes documents to go stale if they sit too long on the server. Forget that most of this stuff should have deleted soon after it was created, Lewis kept himself busy lining his squirrel's nest of an office with papers he could never find if he had to. It made him feel at one with the Force even if it kept him from getting any real work done.

Etymology: ink-jet (a printer in which the characters are formed by minute jets of ink) Jedi (a member of the mystical knightly order in the Star Wars films, trained to guard peace and justice in the the universe)

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He was probably responding to the voices coming from the stacks of pristine paper - "Luke - I am your fodder". - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-06: 10:24:00

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Vehecopioitis

Created by: Sambloom

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Dittolusion

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: dĭt-ō-lōō'-zhən

Sentence: Marlene's desk simply could not handle the weight -- it wasn't built to handle that type of load. Due to her technophrenia, and her compulsion to actually handle these apparently invisible files everyone kept telling her were stored inside her computer, she would print out every single e-mail and add it to the growing stacks, forming a 'literal fort' inside her cubicle. It's obvious that she's suffering from a dittolusion, and her desk finally paid the price.

Etymology: ditto (a duplicate or copy) + delusion (a false belief in spite of invalidating evidence).

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Trees actually cringe when Marlene walks by, and printers consider her Satan's avatar. - Tigger, 2007-11-07: 22:31:00

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Hypocopya

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: high-po-copy-a

Sentence: Jen had hypocopya and regarded her copier key as a datalisman which would protect her from losing her soul if her hard drive was destroyed. She had joined the office cult of datalism, a belief that the data she created in this life would go with her to the afterlife where she would be judged by the quality of the work she produced.

Etymology: hypochondria: abnormal anxiety about the state of one's health + copy

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COMMENTS:

datalism, good word - Nosila, 2010-03-04: 18:12:00

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Substantialiate

Created by: serickson

Pronunciation: sub stan shull yate

Sentence: "But it will get lost in the ethers of cyberspace, which is only a fantasy world after all," grumbled Kyle when his boss told him he'd have to pay for the paper he used if he kept on substantialating his email messages. "At least this way I have something I can hold on to. Email messages aren't really real - You don't even have to be a magician to make them disappear. Look at this," he continued, nodding towards the stack of papers that were bowing him down," I can touch these...pant...pant...pant."

Etymology: substantial - solid, heavy, and real. substantiate - to verify that something is indeed something.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

remistram - 2007-11-07: 09:09:00
I worked with someone like this!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-04: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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