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(n.) The tendency for a person to use quotes from book they love on a regular basis, in the attempt to sound witty. also, using quotes or characters in a book to express the identity or emotions of a person in real life. this is done when a person realizes that their current situation is closely related to one in which they read in a book and feel it is appropriate to qoute the book in order to eloquently or effectively express their feelings in that situation.

This term is derived from the behavior of Edgar Wibeau (Young W) in Ulrich Plenzdorf's novel "The New Sufferings of Young W". Edgar quotes from Goethe's novel "The Sufferings of Young Werther" in multiple situations throughout the book, while also framing his perception of his own life through the lens of Werther's life as described by Goethe.
Colin: I love Shakespeare's work so much that I quote from Hamlet and MacBeth all the time.

Bill: You're clearly have the Young W. complex. On a totally unrealted note, do you know what a clitoris is?
by metalNC1250 May 09, 2010
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