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DEFINITION: An often debilitating condition characterized by compulsive, repetitive and obsessive reading of product documentation and warranties.

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Brainjamming

Created by: josje

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brainjamming wil pull the contents in your head to overloead proportions. - josje, 2006-12-21: 02:03:00

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Docromaniac

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: {Do-crow\maine-knee-ak}

Sentence: Tom, being a docromaniac, couldn’t resist the temptation of opening the watch he bought for his father’s birthday, and reading the instructions. Tom ultimately missed his father’s seventy-eighth birthday, because he got too preoccupied reading the instructions of his father’s watch.

Etymology: Docro (derived from the Latin word doceō)–to instruct. Maniac (from Greek - maniacos)- a person characterized by an inordinate or ungovernable enthusiasm for something- Merriam Webster.

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Angrivation

Created by: rampantidiocy

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Sentence: He was overcome by angrivation after purchasing User's Manuals For Dummies.

Etymology: Ian Temchin created this word in New Jersey in 2004 as a combination of anger and aggrivation so commonly associated with reading product documentation and warranties.

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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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Repetese

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: re/peat/es

Sentence: if u cep getting interupted u will cep repating the same sentence...repetese

Etymology: repeat+coutese

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Documania

Created by: duefiori

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Sentence: My father's documania was fatal when we tried to use new appliances.

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Warrentyism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: war ren tee ism

Sentence: By re-reading the directions to the alarm clock the thirtith time she fell into warrentyism

Etymology: warrenty - guarantee of goodness in a product ism - makes it a noun

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Stupdocness

Created by: svasiljeva

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

Etymology: stupid reading of documentation

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

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Readiteration

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: ree-DIT-ter-A-shun

Sentence: The young man realized he had fallen into his readiterative tendencies yet again after taking hours to read one sentence repeatedly in order to fully understand how to use his pencil.

Etymology: a blend of read + reiteration

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Userphobia

Created by: nanaord

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Sentence: I suffer from userphobia

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