Verboticism: Instruxation

'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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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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Finitusprintitus

Created by: xpez2000

Pronunciation: fi-nigh-tus-prin-ti-tus

Sentence: Once I took a look at the directions for my IKEA crap, I had to go to bed because I could feel the finitusprintitus coming over me. Causing me to feel woozy and unmotivated to do anything...

Etymology: Fine - Print -itus

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Gwenzy

Created by: gwenzy4211

Pronunciation: gwen-c

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Cigourettes

Created by: OldEnglish

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Sentence: On Christmas Eve, we would drift off to sleep listening to the traditional cries of "I'll show you a Tab A, you B Slot!" that always accompanied my father's seasonal bouts of Cigourette's.

Etymology: Complete Idiot's Guide + Tourette's

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Reast

Created by: evitameanslife

Pronunciation: Re - a - st

Sentence: We can figure this out practically, we dont need tips , stop being a reast.

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Ignoraphobia

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: Ig-norah-foubia

Sentence: Look at all these User's Manuals. He must have a bad case of ignoraphobia

Etymology: ignorare (lat.) to "not know" + phobos (greek) strong, irrational fear of something

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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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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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Manualmaniac

Tobester

Created by: Tobester

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