Verboticism: Instruchosis

'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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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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Infophilia

alanmilner

Created by: alanmilner

Pronunciation: info-filia

Sentence: The older you get, the more you suffer from infophilia because the more you forget, the more you forget what you might have forgotten.

Etymology: the antonym of infophobia

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Documania

Created by: duefiori

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My father's documania was fatal when we tried to use new appliances.

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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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Documania

Created by: elona

Pronunciation: Dokumania

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Etymology: Documentation+mania

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Hyperinfodocumentitis

Created by: bailandi

Pronunciation: hi-pur-in-foe-dok-u-men-tie-tis

Sentence: One of my grandfather's sypmtom of hyperinfodocumentitus was a drawer full of manuals to antiquated equipment kept by his bedside.

Etymology: Hyper - prefix, beyond, over, above; usually implying excess or exaggeration. "info and documen" signify dealing with information and documents, -itis meaning inflammation, making this sound like a medicial condition.

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Manualphilism

Created by: sunny

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Sentence: Manualphilism is incurable without detailed directions.

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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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Warrantomania

Created by: antonhere

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Etymology: warranty, mania

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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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