Verboticism: Reast

'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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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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Documental

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: dock-you-men-tahl

Sentence: Having repeatedly searched the user manual from cover to cover without any spark of illumination, Maria began to suspect she had gone documental...

Etymology: documentation + mental (contraction)

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Humible

Created by: scaredboy617

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Docuaddiction

Created by: swaizel

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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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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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Manualmania

Created by: mgood

Pronunciation: man-u-al-ma-ni-a

Sentence: Man, he has a really bad case of manualmania!

Etymology: combined manual with mania

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Manuholic

Created by: eljono

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Sentence: My name is John and I'm a manuhlolic!

Etymology: Manual + -holic (a combining form extracted from alcoholic)

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COMMENTS:

Batavier Good one, because it's clear what this means. The suggestions from other users can often be used for any book or document. - Batavier, 2007-10-05: 10:22:00

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Userphobia

Created by: nanaord

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Sentence: I suffer from userphobia

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Rebingeamanuala

Created by: brucee10

Pronunciation: Re-binge-a-man-u-la

Sentence: By taking my medication daily, I have conquered my Rebingeamanuala and my upgrade times are down 45%.

Etymology: Repetitive + Binge + Manual

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