How many trees did you kill to print that?

DEFINITION: v. tr., 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.

How many trees did you kill to print that?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Hoardcopy: /hord – cop – ee/ “Emily keeps tying up our printer, making hoardcopies of all her emails.” Etymology: hoard + hardcopy Created by: madprime.

Comments on Hoardcopy:

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-07: 13:27:00
Great word!

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 16:33:00
Fantastic and very South African!

Documentia: /dok-yuh-MEN-sha/ As memomagma poured from Roxie’s printer, fellow worker worried that her documentia would become dendricidal. Etymology: Blend of document & dementia. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Documentia:

libertybelle, 2007-11-07: 09:14:00
So clever!! Almost…. too clever…

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-07: 09:40:00
I think most lawyers suffer from this disease.

Printcess: /print-zess/ 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 Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Printcess:

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

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

Printaphile: /print-ah-file/ when he finished printing out every file he had that was related to ‘paper wastage in modern society’, he realised he was a hopeless printaphile Etymology: print a file, the suffix ‘phile’ Created by: rikboyee.

Comments on Printaphile:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-07: 09:41:00
excellent word – very usable

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-07: 16:35:00
Excellent and apt!

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2007-11-07: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James’

remistram2007-11-07: 09:09:00
I worked with someone like this!