Verboticism: Obserea

'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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Diavamentitis

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: diyah-vah-men-TYE-tis

Sentence: My case of diavamentitis is so severe that I can spend an entire evening reading an instruction manual and still have a floor full of screws, dowels, and boards. Of course, I still have no desk. That's why the computer is sitting on the box that the desk came in.

Etymology: Greek word for read "diavazei." "Ment" would refer to mental, and "itis" would be the condition. Therefore, it's the mental condition of reading.

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Manualaria

qwerty

Created by: qwerty

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Sentence: Due to a serious case of manualaria, Ned rarely tried out new software until weeks after he'd installed it.

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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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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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Locohowism

Created by: scrawlspacer

Pronunciation: LO co how IZ um

Sentence: When my boyfriend buys a nifty new gadget, I might not see him for days. He has major locohowism.

Etymology: alcoholism + loco (crazy) + how (as in "how to")

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Docududdery

Created by: delmundo

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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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Stupdocness

Created by: svasiljeva

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Sentence: stupdocness is his usual condition for 3 days after buying a new thing

Etymology: stupid reading of documentation

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COMMENTS:

stupid reading of documentation - svasiljeva, 2006-12-17: 09:15:00

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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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Warrantedium

CrayonWarrior

Created by: CrayonWarrior

Pronunciation: Wah-ran-tee-dee-um

Sentence: Ethan was contracting major warrantedium after sitting and reading through the terms and conditions of his new telly to check whether he'd still get a refund after his dog peed on it

Etymology: warranty tedium

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