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DEFINITION: An often debilitating condition characterized by compulsive, repetitive and obsessive reading of product documentation and warranties.

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Docromaniac

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: {Do-crow\maine-knee-ak}

Sentence: Tom, being a docromaniac, couldn’t resist the temptation of opening the watch he bought for his father’s birthday, and reading the instructions. Tom ultimately missed his father’s seventy-eighth birthday, because he got too preoccupied reading the instructions of his father’s watch.

Etymology: Docro (derived from the Latin word doceō)–to instruct. Maniac (from Greek - maniacos)- a person characterized by an inordinate or ungovernable enthusiasm for something- Merriam Webster.

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Comperusaltion

Arcysparky

Created by: Arcysparky

Pronunciation: Com-per-ooze-al-shun

Sentence: As a result of his comperusaltion, James often spent days reading before he even broke the seal on his bottle of cola.

Etymology: Perusal - the action of reading or examining something, Compulsion - an irrisistable urge to behave in a certain way.

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Manumania

Created by: treehous

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Stupdocness

Created by: svasiljeva

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Sentence: stupdocness is his usual condition for 3 days after buying a new thing

Etymology: stupid reading of documentation

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COMMENTS:

stupid reading of documentation - svasiljeva, 2006-12-17: 09:15:00

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Warrier

Created by: hvhtim

Pronunciation: War-eee-ur

Sentence: Like many disabled persons, Jim was quite the warrier, always reading his wheelchair's warranty.

Etymology: warranty + worrier

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Diavamentitis

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: diyah-vah-men-TYE-tis

Sentence: My case of diavamentitis is so severe that I can spend an entire evening reading an instruction manual and still have a floor full of screws, dowels, and boards. Of course, I still have no desk. That's why the computer is sitting on the box that the desk came in.

Etymology: Greek word for read "diavazei." "Ment" would refer to mental, and "itis" would be the condition. Therefore, it's the mental condition of reading.

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Documania

Created by: elona

Pronunciation: Dokumania

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Etymology: Documentation+mania

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Manualmania

Created by: mgood

Pronunciation: man-u-al-ma-ni-a

Sentence: Man, he has a really bad case of manualmania!

Etymology: combined manual with mania

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Laripeat

Created by: DeltaRho2K

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Sentence: I was mocked for my laripeat behavior, but when the hair dryer fell into the tub, I was saved because the water was not turned on and the tub was empty.

Etymology: LAther - RInse - rePEAT No matter how many times I've read it, I still glance at those stupid instructions every time I shower... You do too... admit it!

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Warrantomania

Created by: antonhere

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Etymology: warranty, mania

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