Verboticism: Documentosis

'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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Manuentality

Created by: myrrh

Pronunciation: man-yoo-en-TAL-ih-tee

Sentence: Juliette suffered from manuentality, and would often take out instructional books from the library as casual reading.

Etymology: manual + mentality

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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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Circumdocutation

Created by: hanumanu

Pronunciation: sir-kum-dock-you-TAY-shun

Sentence: Must you obsess in your circumdocutation? Just sharpen the danged thing already!

Etymology: Like circulocution - talking in circles - this is reading instructions in an obsessively concentric way.

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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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Disclaimpulsive

Created by: misnomer

Pronunciation: dis/claym/pul/siv

Sentence: Her disclaimpuslsiveness was the chagrin of most prospective employers.

Etymology: Disclaimer; compulsive.

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Instrucsecure

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: in-STRUC-sec-YOUR

Sentence: Robert knew exactly how to use the soldering gun, but every time he tried to use it he found himself instrucsecure, glancing at the manual again and again.

Etymology: Instructions and insecure

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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.

Etymology:

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Rereferenstress

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: ree-ref-ruhns-tres

Sentence: Because of my referenstress it took six hours to build one flatpack chair!

Etymology: combination of "re" "reference" and "stress"

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Reedovumit

Created by: RachelPhillipson2007

Pronunciation: Read Oh Voomit

Sentence: My sister reads all the time and sometimes she vomits from looking at the paper all the time. I think shes got Reedovumit!

Etymology: Reedo [reading obsessivley] + Vumit [disgusting vomiting every fortnight] = Reedovumit !

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Recompilimentation

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: re-com-pil-i-men-ta-tion

Sentence: He keeps thumbing through that booklet like he's got recompilimentation!

Etymology: reading (the action or practice of a person who reads) + compulsive (compelling; compulsory) + debilitating (impairing the strength and vitality) + documentation (manuals, listings, diagrams, and other hard- or soft-copy written and graphic materials)

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