Verboticism: Repetese

'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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Obserea

Created by: zagovorich

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Gwenzy

Created by: gwenzy4211

Pronunciation: gwen-c

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Overinformativeness

Created by: livejuicy

Pronunciation: oh-ver-in-for-mah-tive-ness

Sentence: Upon opening his new cell phone's user manual, he suffered a bout of overinformativeness.

Etymology: Over + information + ness

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Readorexia

Created by: wyzowl

Pronunciation: read orexia

Sentence: My readorexia has left me pooped from reading the DIRECTIONS.

Etymology: Akin to anorexia.

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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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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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Disclaimpulsive

Created by: misnomer

Pronunciation: dis/claym/pul/siv

Sentence: Her disclaimpuslsiveness was the chagrin of most prospective employers.

Etymology: Disclaimer; compulsive.

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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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Instructivitis

buck180

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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Producrastinal

alecstevenson

Created by: alecstevenson

Pronunciation: Pro-duh-cras-tin-al

Sentence: He was so producrastinal about he stereo that it was still in bubble wrap after 3 weeks.

Etymology: Product + Procastination

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COMMENTS:

Alec, you are very funny! - wordmeister, 2006-10-19: 22:10:00

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