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2012/12/01
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There is a word that describes a person that loves to share information almost to a point of infatuation.  I heard the word a few years ago and then forgot it and now it's driving me crazy.  Any help?

2012/12/01
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Dick
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I will suggest "maven". Some dictionaries do not mention the obsession of imparting their wisdom and even when it is mentioned, it is not emphasized. Just a suggestion.  Check "maven" in Wikipedia and see if it is what you have in mind.

2012/12/01
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Could it be philodox?  That's one of my favorite words, especially since I know several people who qualify for this noun, meaning someone in love with his/her own opinions and expounds on them. 

2012/12/03
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Quidnunc?

2012/12/03
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I want that word, too! I have a friend like that, and "insufferable know-it-all" doesn't quite catch the affection I have for his charms as I flee his cacoethes explanandi.

2012/12/07
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Thanks everyone…not the word I was looking for but I learned a few new ones today :)

2012/12/07
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Great job. This is very helpful.

2012/12/08
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Glenn said
cacoethes explanandi

 

Thank you, Glenn, that is gorgeous.

2012/12/08
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I like that too.
There is didactic that often implies excessiveness. To help along some: didactitis.

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