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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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Grand&toytotis

Created by: guyspeller1919

Pronunciation: grand-and-toy-i-toe-tis

Sentence: I had

Etymology: grand and toy a brand of paper

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nice job el diablo. impressive. - leechdude, 2007-11-08: 20:20:00

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Tangilitis

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: tān'jil-ītis

Sentence: Apparently unaware that her office had "gone paperless" for a reason, Angie cheerfully printed out ream after ream of online receipts, records and emails. Her sympathetic coworkers believed she suffered from a severe case of tangilitis.

Etymology: From tangible: capable of being touched; and -itis: excessive preoccupation with, indulgence in, reliance on, or possession of the qualities of

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Reamdundant

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: ream-DUN-dant

Sentence: Tom asked Carol to print out his email, fax copies to the field office and make reamdundant copies of the faxed copy for the office files. Carol considered Tom's faxation to be just a small sample of his neurotronic diskorder. faxation = a complete misunderstanding of how faxes work (believing that the original is somehow magically sent to the other location). neurotronic diskorder = ascribing physical properties and attributes to digital files (degrading condition, "originals", organization, etc.)

Etymology: ream (a measure of quantity for paper[500 sheets]) + (re)dundant; fax + (fix)ation; neuro(tic )+ (elect)tronic; disk + (dis)order

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you obviously work in a busy office!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-07: 12:50:00

MrDave2176 Actually I am an out of work PHP programmer in MD. if you have any work let me know! - MrDave2176, 2007-11-07: 13:45:00

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

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Hoardcopy

Created by: madprime

Pronunciation: hord - cop - ee

Sentence: "Emily keeps tying up our printer, making hoardcopies of all her emails."

Etymology: hoard + hardcopy

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Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-07: 13:27:00

Fantastic and very South African! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 16:33:00

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Clericalamity

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: clear-ick-al-a-mity

Sentence: A colossal clericalamity, Jane had changed the lock for the photocopy room and insisted that all office correspondence pass through her in order to be categorized by a colour coding that she had devised.

Etymology: clerical+calamity

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Documental

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: däkyəməntl

Sentence: Millie doesn*t trust computers. She prints out every e-mail, report and memo that comes her way. She is so documental that she even prints notices from her e-mail service telling her that her inbox is over its limit. She spends so much time sorting and filing her paper that she barely has any time to do her work as an efficiency expert.

Etymology: document (a piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record) + mental (insane; crazy)

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Printoholic

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say print then o and the holic

Sentence: Hes a printoholic

Etymology:

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Reprobsessed

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: reh-prob-SESSD

Sentence: Millicent is reprobsessed, burdened by a perceived 'need' to print out everything from her emails, office correspondence, on line bill payments, and other kinds of on-line data that she is inundated with daily.

Etymology: Blend of 'reproduce' (To make a copy of) and 'obsessed' (the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea)

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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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