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'I'm calling to tell you that I'm doing my toes.'

DEFINITION: v. To compulsively describe, in excruciating detail, the minute events of one's everyday life as it happens; especially when assisted by modern information technology systems. n. A person who feels compelled to "share" every detail of their life, with everyone.

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Reblogitate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ɹiˈblɑdʒəˌteɪt/ note the soft "g"

Sentence: I spent a year reblogitating all the gory, trivial details of my life in a long stream of digital diary-a way back in the 1990's before the word "blog," when every one of us web diarists thought we'd invented the idea.

Etymology: from regurgitate + blog

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COMMENTS:

Ah, you were a pop-up blogger back then. BTW, love the word. Sounds great when you stick out your tongue to emphasize the "blah" sound in the middle. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-11: 13:20:00

Yeah it's funny... All this new stuff, new technology, and even new words, and it's really the same old stuff we have been doing forever... - wordmeister, 2007-04-11: 14:15:00

The difference being is that now there's a fad for showing off all this stuff to anyone willing to pay attention. - ErWenn, 2007-04-11: 17:17:00

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Ittention

Created by: Erikv

Pronunciation: Eye-ten-shun

Sentence: After reading her intention post extolling the virtues of being in a Subway at that very moment, I knew I would never have to view the world through unenlightened eyes ever again.

Etymology: I from iPad, iPod etc. Plus attention

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Yackberry

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: yak-bair-eee

Sentence: Sue is such a yackberry that she felt the need to call and tell me how many licks it was taking to get the the center of her tootsie pop.

Etymology: yack, blackberry

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Communarrate

Created by: davedave

Pronunciation: /kəˈmyunnæreɪt/

Sentence: My sister communarrated all night about how she wanted to change her hair part.

Etymology: communicate < Latin 'commūnicātus' (past part. of commūnicāre) to impart, make common + narrate < Latin 'narrātus' (past part. of narrāre) to relate, tell, say

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talk about splitting hairs! - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-17: 05:59:00

metrohumanx I like COMMUNARATE. I think a successful word should be pronounceable on the first go... cleverness must be secondary. - metrohumanx, 2008-06-17: 14:23:00

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Technomumble

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: tech-no-mum-ble

Sentence: Dave heard Jills technomumble coming from the office as she spoke her actions, trying to load programs on the computer.

Etymology: technology/mumble

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Personalert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: PER-sun-uh-lyrt

Sentence: Madge felt compelled to provide all her friends with a highly detailed personalert whenever they got together causing some of them to go to great lengths to simply avoid her.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'personal' and 'alert'

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Egaboregrate

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ee/gab/or/grate)

Sentence: With the invention of facebook and mobile camera phones, Sally could egaboregrate ad nauseum, with pictures included, about every minute of her self consumed existence.

Etymology: e (as in email) + gab + grate (annoy) + bore + elaborate ( to express in great detail)

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Pratemail

Created by: Elfie

Pronunciation: rhymes with hate-mail

Sentence: Jenny dictated yet another pratemail to her friend, as her hands were fully occupied.

Etymology: combined from "prate" - to blather on in annoying fashion, and "mail", a missive or message sent electronically or physically to another person.

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Pompoulog

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: pomp-o-log

Sentence: She felt the need to POMPOULOG me all day-by cellphone,email and telepathy. Pat POMPOULOGGED everyone on her address book. She's very thorough. I don't care about your trivial life. Stop this compulsive POMPOULOGGING now.

Etymology: POMPOUS-An inflated opinion of one's importance LOG- To record or document chronologically.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I thought this word was easier to pronounce when reading on the fly. - metrohumanx, 2008-06-17: 14:15:00

I think pompoulog has a great rhythm to it - bookowl, 2008-06-17: 15:44:00

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Psychoblogosis

Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: sik-o-blog-o-sis

Sentence: Julia suffered from severe psychoblogosis and was unable to eat a meal or see a pretty butterfly without informing the Internet immediately.

Etymology: psychoneurosis + blog, with help from, well, the individual meanings of "psycho" and "-osis".

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-11: 00:31:00
Today's definition was suggested by Alchemist.
Thank you Alchemist! ~ James

lumina - 2008-06-17: 10:39:00
Funny!

lumina - 2008-06-17: 10:40:00
Great! Love it!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-06-17: 14:25:00
MANECDOTAL is very good...kind of intuitive and rolloffatistic.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-06-17: 14:48:00
MONOTOLOG is another classic. Simple yet funny.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-28: 00:44:00
Today's definition was suggested by Alchemist. Thank you Alchemist. ~ James