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Egoogle

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ego/ogle

Sentence: He loves to igoogle so he egoogle himself for hours a week, just to make himself feel important.

Etymology: ego + ogle (check out)

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Weegob

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: wee-gob

Sentence: Harry left no hair unturned during his weegob internet searches, for those were his brush strokes for his psyche.

Etymology: the word ego in the word web ... weegob ...

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COMMENTS:

love the etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-23: 12:55:00

Very interesting blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 16:01:00

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Narcoogle

Created by: punkrider

Pronunciation: Nar-Sew-Guh-el

Sentence: Dude, I tried hard not to narcoogle myself tonight. It's really tough. Who knows what someone may have wrote about me in the last three minutes!

Etymology: Narcissist Googling

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COMMENTS:

Does anyone ever actually find anything about themselves by googling their own name? - punkrider, 2008-11-16: 04:11:00

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Mevestigate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mee ves tig ayt

Sentence: Hamela Hamderson, the cheeky Hamster would mevestigate herself on the Internet everyday. She was always finding news items, pictures and embarrassing Youtube submissions about her latest capers. It was surprising, as she was normally a humble hamster. It was also surprising that a rodent could read, write and use the Internet better than most humans.

Etymology: Me (first person singular;myself) & Investigate (conduct an inquiry or investigation of;seek information about)

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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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Yahooyoohoo

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: yaa-hu-yu-hu

Sentence: He thought he was "somebody" until he yahooyoohooed on Yahoo!, google and every other search engine he could find, only to receive each time the reply "yahooyouwhowho???". He's in therapy now.

Etymology: YAHOO: search engine, exclamation of glee. YOOHOO: is somebody there?, calling out to get somebody's attention.

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Nice ring and zing! Whew-hoo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-23: 17:59:00

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

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Egoogetter

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēgoōgetər

Sentence: To say that John is ego-centric is like saying that the sun is a little bit larger than the moon. He is the premier egoogetter. Every spare moment is spent running his name through every search engine he knows. He spent his summer vacation trying to get to the last page of a Google search. When he didn't get as many hits as he wanted he found a website where he could legally change his last name to Doe. It doesn't matter that the hits don't refer to him specifically, he just loves to see his name. He gets practically giddy when he watches a crime show and they have an unidentified male victim.

Etymology: e (electronic) + ego (a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance) + Google (proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine) + go-getter (an aggressively enterprising person)

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Idiosurf

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ID-ee-UH-surf

Sentence: Seeking self-realization and spiritual cybessence, Bob idiosurfed from morning to night.

Etymology: Blend of IDIO: A combining form from the Greek 'i`dios, meaning one's own, private, personal, peculiar, distinct. & SURF: to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information

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Been there, done that. - Mustang, 2008-11-14: 07:02:00

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Imonimania

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: ˈī-mä-nə-mā-nē-ə

Sentence: Since the article came out, he seems to be suffering from imonimania; he's worried he'll miss a word printed about him on the net.

Etymology: I + monomania (mental illness especially when limited in expression to one idea or area of thought or excessive concentration on a single idea), but with "moni" instead of "mono" to reflect "monitor" (both the verb and the screen)

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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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