Verboticism: Infophilia

'I have to sharpen it?'

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

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Docupulsive

Created by: SlappyDaClown

Pronunciation: Doc-u-pul-sive

Sentence: I think hes somewhat docupulsive about those instructions.

Etymology: Coined by Freud in his massive missive on Compulsions.

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Prodification

dastickney

Created by: dastickney

Pronunciation: Prod-I-Fi-Ka-Shun

Sentence: As he was deep into prodification, he soon realized that he was able to once again use his manual can opener.

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Overinstructology

Created by: hipcheck16

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Producrastinal

alecstevenson

Created by: alecstevenson

Pronunciation: Pro-duh-cras-tin-al

Sentence: He was so producrastinal about he stereo that it was still in bubble wrap after 3 weeks.

Etymology: Product + Procastination

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COMMENTS:

Alec, you are very funny! - wordmeister, 2006-10-19: 22:10:00

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Manualmentia

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: man-u-al-men-sha

Sentence: She should be versed in operating this device after all her manualmentia.

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Intrinsication

Created by: Manhattan

Pronunciation: In-trin-sick-ae-shun

Sentence: He used the powerful method of intrinsication to fill his head with every single piece of data on the use of and warranty information of pencils, short of watching some sort of documentary or special on pencils and such related products.

Etymology: The word intrinsic, meaning "of it's nature" with the suffix -tion.

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- Manhattan, 2006-12-23: 16:23:00

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Obserea

Created by: zagovorich

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Referendless

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Ref Er End Lus

Sentence: Hannah had become very particular about a lot of things in her life and it made her feel in control when everything was working smoothly in her home and the way she used electrical appliancs had to be so precise that she would read each ones user manual repetitivly before she used anything. The doctor had diagnosed Referendless Syndrome and had assured her of the many diferent treatments and therepys used to treat and cure sufferers.

Etymology: References + Endless = Referendless References, to reference a file, or document, user guide. Refer, to read up, to take note from. Endless, having or seeming to have no end, limit, or conclusion; boundless; infinite; interminable; incessant: an endless series of complaints; Time is endless. 2.made continuous, as by joining the two ends of a single length: an endless chain or belt. Synonyms: limitless, illimitable, unending, unceasing, continuous, perpetual.

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Warrantomania

Created by: antonhere

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Etymology: warranty, mania

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Manumania

Created by: treehous

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