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'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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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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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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Manualphilism

Created by: sunny

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Sentence: Manualphilism is incurable without detailed directions.

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Guidenseekindrome

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: guide-in-seek-in-drome

Sentence: People with guidenseekindrome are the reason Poptarts have cooking instructions, and a label saying "DO NOT PUT PACKAGE IN MICROWAVE!"

Etymology: Derived from hidenseekindrome, which we all know is the condition of people that suck at hide-and-seek.

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Referendless

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Ref Er End Lus

Sentence: Hannah had become very particular about a lot of things in her life and it made her feel in control when everything was working smoothly in her home and the way she used electrical appliancs had to be so precise that she would read each ones user manual repetitivly before she used anything. The doctor had diagnosed Referendless Syndrome and had assured her of the many diferent treatments and therepys used to treat and cure sufferers.

Etymology: References + Endless = Referendless References, to reference a file, or document, user guide. Refer, to read up, to take note from. Endless, having or seeming to have no end, limit, or conclusion; boundless; infinite; interminable; incessant: an endless series of complaints; Time is endless. 2.made continuous, as by joining the two ends of a single length: an endless chain or belt. Synonyms: limitless, illimitable, unending, unceasing, continuous, perpetual.

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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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Gwenzy

Created by: gwenzy4211

Pronunciation: gwen-c

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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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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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Rereadementia

Created by: lindaleh

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