Verboticism: Overinformativeness

'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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Necessareread

Created by: deviant

Pronunciation: Ness-ess-air-ree-reed

Sentence: After half an hour of box examination, instruction reading and rereading, his necessarereadic tendancys struck again and he went back to examing the box of the 4 piece jigsaw.

Etymology: Necessary conjoined with reread

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Referendless

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Ref Er End Lus

Sentence: Hannah had become very particular about a lot of things in her life and it made her feel in control when everything was working smoothly in her home and the way she used electrical appliancs had to be so precise that she would read each ones user manual repetitivly before she used anything. The doctor had diagnosed Referendless Syndrome and had assured her of the many diferent treatments and therepys used to treat and cure sufferers.

Etymology: References + Endless = Referendless References, to reference a file, or document, user guide. Refer, to read up, to take note from. Endless, having or seeming to have no end, limit, or conclusion; boundless; infinite; interminable; incessant: an endless series of complaints; Time is endless. 2.made continuous, as by joining the two ends of a single length: an endless chain or belt. Synonyms: limitless, illimitable, unending, unceasing, continuous, perpetual.

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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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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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Finitusprintitus

Created by: xpez2000

Pronunciation: fi-nigh-tus-prin-ti-tus

Sentence: Once I took a look at the directions for my IKEA crap, I had to go to bed because I could feel the finitusprintitus coming over me. Causing me to feel woozy and unmotivated to do anything...

Etymology: Fine - Print -itus

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Stupdocness

Created by: svasiljeva

Pronunciation:

Sentence: stupdocness is his usual condition for 3 days after buying a new thing

Etymology: stupid reading of documentation

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COMMENTS:

stupid reading of documentation - svasiljeva, 2006-12-17: 09:15:00

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Instruxation

Created by: Clay201

Pronunciation: In struc SAY shun

Sentence: When she smiled apologetically and nervously reached into the drawer to pull out the coffee maker manual for what must have been the twentyieth time, I knew she was suffering from instruxation.

Etymology: It's a combination of the words "instructions" and "fixation."

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Docududdery

Created by: delmundo

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Docupulsive

Created by: SlappyDaClown

Pronunciation: Doc-u-pul-sive

Sentence: I think hes somewhat docupulsive about those instructions.

Etymology: Coined by Freud in his massive missive on Compulsions.

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