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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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Lex-marx-uh-lot

Sentence: Mildred made so many copies she burned out three new office printers in a month and was given the nickname "Lexmarksalot".

Etymology: Lexmark printers, = marks-a-lot pens

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Ey-fawr-REE-uh

Sentence: As copy after copy poured from Roxie's printer, fellow worker worried that her afourrhea would become dendricidal. Indeed, sadly, many years previuosly, her mother had succumbed to documentia.

Etymology: Blend of A-FOUR sized paper - the most commonly used paper for printing & RRHEA: a flow, a current.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: print/zess

Sentence: Sally was a printcess obsessed with printing out everything written to her in hopes of finding secret messages from her Prints Charming.

Etymology: print + princess + obsess


very funny - got my vote! - remistram, 2007-11-07: 09:10:00

Good word; hilarious sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 16:36:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: brink jet

Sentence: Sally was on the brinkjet of rainforest annihilation while printing off every online e-mail and report in her company. Thanks to her boss who caught her in time, the forests in North and South AMerica can now rest easier.

Etymology: Brink (the limit beyond which something happens or changes) & Inkjet (type of computer printing that creates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper)

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Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Puh-PIE-ruhsh

Sentence: Leighann knew that CDR media was totally reliable to store hundreds of her digital documents for years, but sadly they never gave her the same papyrush as the fresh smell of laser copies and printouts.

Etymology: Papyrus: classic Egyptian paper + Rush: an intoxicating wave of euphoria.

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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


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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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: dĭt-ō-lōō'-zhən

Sentence: Marlene's desk simply could not handle the weight -- it wasn't built to handle that type of load. Due to her technophrenia, and her compulsion to actually handle these apparently invisible files everyone kept telling her were stored inside her computer, she would print out every single e-mail and add it to the growing stacks, forming a 'literal fort' inside her cubicle. It's obvious that she's suffering from a dittolusion, and her desk finally paid the price.

Etymology: ditto (a duplicate or copy) + delusion (a false belief in spite of invalidating evidence).


Trees actually cringe when Marlene walks by, and printers consider her Satan's avatar. - Tigger, 2007-11-07: 22:31:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: file/an/throw/pist

Sentence: Noted for her many benevolent efforts, the famous fileanthropist Felicity Fileworthy established a museum for the printed word. The building itself is constructed of papier mache.

Etymology: file + philanthropist


artr Papier mache, a nice touch. - artr, 2008-10-06: 06:16:00

Nice! - TJayzz, 2008-10-06: 06:50:00

zxvasdf So you dabble in fileanthropy? - zxvasdf, 2008-10-06: 10:51:00

"curses - filed again" - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-06: 11:58:00

zxvasdf haha - zxvasdf, 2008-10-06: 13:47:00

Good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-07: 04:48:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: puhlp-lif-uh-rey-shuh n

Sentence: Joanne doesn't trust her computer. As many times as it has rebelled against her will and done what it logically wants to, she prints out all of her email. To add to the pulpliferation she proofreads each one, corrects grammar and spelling and prints them again.

Etymology: pulp (any soft, moist, slightly cohering mass, as that into which linen, wood, etc., are converted in the making of paper) + proliferation (a rapid and often excessive spread or increase)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

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