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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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Grand&toytotis

Created by: guyspeller1919

Pronunciation: grand-and-toy-i-toe-tis

Sentence: I had

Etymology: grand and toy a brand of paper

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nice job el diablo. impressive. - leechdude, 2007-11-08: 20:20:00

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Printaphile

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: print-ah-file

Sentence: 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'

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

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

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Printophilia

Created by: Andlat

Pronunciation: prin-toe-phee-lee-uh

Sentence: She had such a bad case of printophilia that she printed out her entire hard drive.

Etymology: Print+philia (Grk. for love)

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Hypocopya

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: high-po-copy-a

Sentence: Jen had hypocopya and regarded her copier key as a datalisman which would protect her from losing her soul if her hard drive was destroyed. She had joined the office cult of datalism, a belief that the data she created in this life would go with her to the afterlife where she would be judged by the quality of the work she produced.

Etymology: hypochondria: abnormal anxiety about the state of one's health + copy

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datalism, good word - Nosila, 2010-03-04: 18:12:00

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Microhardoffensive

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: my kro hard off fen siff

Sentence: When she was in school, long ago, Millie learned that computers (or machines that did your talking and thinking for you) were something out of science fiction. Trying to not feel like a dinosaur on a space station, she had dutifully taken all the computer courses her company had offered. She managed most programs with good efficiency, but one aspect dogged her progress in the company. It was noted that she always printed off absolutely everything that she received or sent over the computer. In a paperless society, she had managed to accrue more paper files than anyone else. It was said she had a microhardoffensive disorder...she had a compulsion to print out everything, not trusting the memory or hard drive of the systems her company used. It was a touch of irony that when the BIG CRASH came and wiped out all primary and back-up systems, that the management came to Millie to get her paper files in order to rebuild and salvage their records!

Etymology: Microhard (as opposed to Microsoft,the computer giant) & Hard (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure)also Hard (as in hard copy...a printed version of something on screen) & offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)

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Temprintmental

Created by: Eyeshah

Pronunciation: /tem-print-MEN-tul/

Sentence:

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Compulsaprintia

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: com-pul-sa-prin-tia

Sentence: It had some years now since Erin had suffered from compulsaprintia, as her bulging file cabinets proved.

Etymology: compulsa (compulsive) (print)

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Printaphile

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Prin-ta-file

Sentence: When Susan got a visit from the head of the 'Save the trees campaign', she realised she had become a compulsive printaphile. She promised that she would get help for her addiction and vowed she would try to keep her fondness for printing out all her personal files to a bare minimum in the future.

Etymology: Print(produce a paper copy,(information stored on a computer) + Phile(combining form denoting a person having a fondness for or tendency towards a specific thing) ORIGIN Greek 'loving' = Printaphile. See also File(a collection of data stored on a computer)

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great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-06: 10:26:00

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Vehecopioitis

Created by: Sambloom

Pronunciation:

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Printpulsion

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: print pul sion

Sentence: 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)

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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'

remistram - 2007-11-07: 09:09:00
I worked with someone like this!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-04: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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