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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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Top verboticism of the day 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

Created by: MissRabbit.

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Papyrush: /Puh-PIE-ruhsh/ 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. Created by: Kyoti.

Fileanthropist: /file-an-throw-pist/ 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 Created by: Jabberwocky.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Printpulsion: /print pul sion/ When Bob became smitten with printpulsion, his apartment quickly became a recycler's paradise. Etymology: Print (to print with an electronic printer) & compulsion (impulse to act regardless of rationality) Created by: zxvasdf.


nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-06: 12:00:00


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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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