Verboticism: Hyperinfodocumentitis

'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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Paranoiducation

aly22

Created by: aly22

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Mansessivetism

Created by: duriano

Pronunciation: man-se-sif-ti-zem

Sentence: His mansessivetism drives me crazy everytime I ask him about the washing machine.

Etymology: manual + obsesssive

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Prodification

dastickney

Created by: dastickney

Pronunciation: Prod-I-Fi-Ka-Shun

Sentence: As he was deep into prodification, he soon realized that he was able to once again use his manual can opener.

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Instructivitis

buck180

Created by: buck180

Pronunciation: in/STRUK/tiv/eye/tiss

Sentence: Carl's impressive library of instruction manuals and product warranty booklets numbered in the thousands even though his only appliances were a stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, television and an iPod. However, he was definitely the 'go-to' guy for any trouble-shooting questions his friends had when one of THEIR appliances went on the fritz. Even when Bill's John Deere tractor wouldn't start, Carl had the answer.

Etymology: Root word: INSTRUCTIVE - to have knowledge and enjoy giving direction. Medical suffix: +ITIS - from Latin, meaning an inflammation.

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Overinformativeness

Created by: livejuicy

Pronunciation: oh-ver-in-for-mah-tive-ness

Sentence: Upon opening his new cell phone's user manual, he suffered a bout of overinformativeness.

Etymology: Over + information + ness

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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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Documania

Created by: elona

Pronunciation: Dokumania

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Etymology: Documentation+mania

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Dysmanuorrhea

Created by: Elfie

Pronunciation: dis-man-war-REE-ah

Sentence: He suffered acute dysmanuorrhea with every software upgrade, overwhelmed by the sheer detail in each new agreement.

Etymology: dys - bad, difficult manuo - derived from "manual" orrhea - excessive discharge of key information from the brain

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Carabulation

Created by: Sharpiequeen

Pronunciation: KARE-ab-yoo-LAY-shun

Sentence: He experienced carabulation while reading the manuel of his new stereo.

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Docusess

grant0

Created by: grant0

Pronunciation: Doc-you-ssess.

Sentence: She is TOTALLY docusessed.

Etymology: Documentation + obsessed.

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