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Yawhooami

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /yah-HOO-em-ai/ -may also be yodeled

Sentence: Besides having an inflated sense of self-importance, Mike was always wondering if people were blogging about him, (and honestly, he wondered why people didn't spend more time blogging about him) so he would Yawhooami himself almost every day.

Etymology: Blend of, Yahoo! - the search engine ('yahoo' was coined by Swift in Gulliver's Travels) + who-am-I [?] - one of the most fundamental philosophical questions of existence (also a handy Unix/Linux command "whoami" used to display one's own user info)

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COMMENTS:

That's right up my super highway. Niche! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:16:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 16:03:00

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Narcissearchism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nar sis surch izm

Sentence: He suffered from Narcissearchism. It was a serious New Age affliction, something unique to the Computer Age. He spent hours on the computer googling himself and checking what was being said about him. Some might say he was looking for himself, in an electronic way. His father before him, whom he was named for, had done the same, but without the automation. He looked up his name in every telephone book in every city. His son was following in his footsteps and spent hours in his quest. Perhaps if his name was not John Smith, it wouldn't have taken so long. He was becoming a real Yahoo...

Etymology: Narcissism (an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself, named for Narcissis-In Greek mythology, Narcissus, Narkissos or The Self-Admirer (Greek: Νάρκισσος) was a hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty.) & Search (Look for information on a "search engine" on the Internet; to hunt, explore, seek something.)

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - freakystyley, 2008-11-14: 04:23:00

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Iselfasise

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: I-self-a-size

Sentence: He's such a tart always going on google and yahoo and msn search looking for himself, thinking he is some kind of superstar..' What? He doesn't iselfasise about himself does he?? What a poof.

Etymology: 'I' referring to the Internet, I-search, I-cam etc.. Self - That's self explanitory. Just asise as in fantasise, mesmerise etc..

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COMMENTS:

I C U ... through the net of cyberspace. Good job! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 18:06:00

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Searchowninfoing

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: serch-own-info-ing

Sentence: Harry was searchowninfoing when his laptop went beserk and turned into an evil monster knowing only three words, "No Results Found.". Later, Harry wasn't found too.

Etymology: The word takes its roots from the action of searching one's own information on the internet or any other appropriate media.

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Egoogletistic

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ee-goog-le-tis-tick

Sentence: Les was so egoogletistic that he could spend hours checking to see if his information or webstats had changed since the last time he googled himself.

Etymology: eogtistic: excessive self-centeredness; to think, speak or write of oneself excessively + google: search engine + statistic: information, data

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Enansim

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: E-nan-is-im

Sentence: James spent upwards of six hours that day, deliberately but gently stroking the keys, in a desperate fit of Enanism. The box of Kleenex disappeared eventually, as dawning realization of a life doomed to booleanonymity drove him to tears.

Etymology: e - as in electronic, Onanism - from the biblical tale of Onan, master of seed spilling ---- boolean - the system of logical operations used in many engines, anonymity - to be unidentified

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COMMENTS:

The etymology is amazing! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:53:00

Excellent word. And, it's a twofer. - Buzzardbilly, 2008-01-23: 19:15:00

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Googleworthy

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: goo - gull - wur - thee

Sentence: To find out if you are googleworthy, you must put your name in the search field and then, if you are someone worthwhile, your name will appear dozens of times with glowing references to your accomplishments. Your self-esteem will then be intact and you will have verified your importance, once again.

Etymology: Google (a popular search engine) + Worthy (deserving, having value)

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Autoeeroticism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: aw toe eee rot iss izm

Sentence: His autoeeroticism cost him two jobs, three marriages and approximately eight mousemats a year

Etymology: autoeroticism, ee as in e as in electronic

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word. Marriages and jobs are one thing, but losing those mousemats is a devastating and traumatic experience. ;-) - Mustang, 2008-01-23: 07:59:00

very punny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-23: 12:56:00

Fun pronounciation and creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 18:00:00

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Googification

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: goōgəfikāshən

Sentence: in the ultimate act of googification, Joe had t-shirts made up that consisted of the results his self-googling. He perhaps could have been more proud if there was more on the web about him than his arrest record.

Etymology: google (a popular search engine) + gratification (pleasure or satisfaction)

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Selfgooglefication

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: self/googl/fi/cay/shun

Sentence: It gave him such selfgooglefication to google himself on the internet that he developed a google giggle and sore fingertips.

Etymology: self-gratification + google

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COMMENTS:

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 15:59:00

Is that like a baby giggle ... goo goo ??? Delightful sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:55:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-23: 00:30:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

yellowbird - 2008-01-23: 12:32:00
I had to suggest this one, since it's impossible to say 'He googled himself." with a straight face. :)

bananabender - 2008-01-23: 18:56:00
Great words to-day folks! Another fun day!

petaj petaj - 2008-11-14: 06:33:00
Hi everyone, thought I'd come back and see if there were some new cartoons. Some real die hards still here I see.

Nosila - 2008-11-14: 22:00:00
Welcome back, petaj...hope you are rejoining us soon! Cheers!

mweinmann - 2008-11-15: 08:24:00
I am going on vacation....no words from me next week. Have a great word week. I have given my logon to my daughter who is great with words but she probably won't have time to create any!!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-13: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

'I can't stop googling myself.'

DEFINITION: v. To look up your own name on a search engine. n., The practice of using a search engine as a tool for self-realization, or perhaps just self-gratification, by repeatedly searching for information about yourself.

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