Verboticism: Manumania

'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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Rereadementia

Created by: lindaleh

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Instruchosis

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: in-struh-kO-sis

Sentence: His instruchosis left him unable to assemble even the simplest flat-pack furniture.

Etymology: From 'instructions' + 'psychosis'

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Readiteration

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: ree-DIT-ter-A-shun

Sentence: The young man realized he had fallen into his readiterative tendencies yet again after taking hours to read one sentence repeatedly in order to fully understand how to use his pencil.

Etymology: a blend of read + reiteration

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Knownot

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: no - not

Sentence: She's such a knownot that she things she can't figure anything out without reading directions on EVERYTHING....

Etymology: to feel unknowledgable about anything without reading all documentation on it.

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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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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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Jimadybobalingly

Created by: jimadybobalon

Pronunciation: jim-ady-bob-al-ing-ly

Sentence: I have to sharpen my pencil jimadybobalingly!

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Lawyertudity

mythman

Created by: mythman

Pronunciation: LOY-yer-TOO-dih-tee

Sentence: Bobby feared the industry--due to their growing lawyertudity--would fine him for sleeping on that side of the mattress.

Etymology: attitudes of lawyers ... if you're not doing what all the words say, we'll sue ya!

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Ocdvd

Created by: vetmommy2

Pronunciation: "Oh-Cee-Dee-Vee-Dee"

Sentence: Don't be so OCDVD, put down the instructions and just turn the thing ON!!

Etymology: from the DSM-III Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and DVD- digital video disc.

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Warrentyism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: war ren tee ism

Sentence: By re-reading the directions to the alarm clock the thirtith time she fell into warrentyism

Etymology: warrenty - guarantee of goodness in a product ism - makes it a noun

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