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'Hurry up we need to get in line!'

DEFINITION: v. To hurry up and wait. n. A person who compels you to prepare quickly for an activity which they know will be delayed, postponed or retarded.

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Queuetard

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: kyoo-tard

Sentence: The plane landed, immediately all the queuetards stand up and eagerly get into line to exit the plane.

Etymology: queue-line of people; retard-slow AND dumb

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Hurryupheld

Created by: philhealy

Pronunciation: HER-ee-up-held

Sentence: Jan had to arrive at the airport three hours early just because Thomas was such a hurryupheld. No matter what time their flight left, he insisted they leave early so they would "get a good seat in the terminal," as Tom liked to joke. Jan didn't think it was humorous.

Etymology: hurry up (phrase)-used when instructing another to act with a greater amount of haste. upheld - to be hindered by something.

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Expedawdle

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ek-spi-dawd-l

Sentence: Nothing, but nothing, can cause more expedawling than the procedures at an airport. Get there early. Wait in line. Rush to the security checkpoint. Wait in line. Wait longer while the people who just arrived for the next outgoing flight are pushed to the front of the line. Get to your gate. Wait for boarding. Your flight is called. Wait while every person of every possible description other than you is called to board. Get called. Form another line. Get on the plane. Wait while the guy with the 200-pound carry-on wrestles it into the overhead compartment. Get in your seat. The plane taxis to the runway and you wait. It's a good thing that things will be so much easier and faster when you arrive at your destination.

Etymology: expedite (to speed up the progress) + dawdle (to move slowly; to waste time)

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Racenpace

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: race en pace

Sentence: Ella had been a flight attendant for a long time. Although passengers were different on each flight, they had one thing in common. Once the plane had landed and taxied up to the ramp, it was like someone fired a starter's pistol and yelled, "And, they're off!" It was the luggage derby...it was the ritual racenpace. People jumped out of their seats before advised to, grabbed all their possessions and stood in the aisles, like horses at the starting gate. Once the swoosh of cool air was felt as the door was opened, off they ran. It reminded her of harness racing, because most passengers dragged something with wheels on it behind them. They ran down the covered ramp, along very long corriders in the bowels of the airport, up escalators, down escalators, on walkalators, through doorways and then galloped to the finish line...the baggage carousel. That's when the pace part of the racenpace kicked in...they paced back and forth, got carts, changed positions at the carousel and lingered waiting for their beloved bags (mostly black, of course, and hard to identify) come tumbling out onto the roulette wheel of checked in baggage. Ella often wished she could be honest with them...running down there won't bring your bags any sooner...particularly since they probably didn't travel on the same flight as you anyway!

Etymology: race (a contest of speed, cause to move fast or to rush) & "n" (and, as well as) & pace (to walk slowly back and forth while waiting for something)

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Slomentum

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōmentəm

Sentence: Jerry loved to see the impatient motorist who just couldn't seem to break traffic-light slomentum. This jerk came rushing up behind Jerry, flashing his high beams, honking his horn, ducking into the next lane over and zooming past as if he was the only one who had somewhere to go. That's when he was stalled by the first of a series of red lights. The smirk on Jerry's face grew with each successive stop. Just to rub it in, as he came up behind "Mr. Impatient" at about the 4th light, he flashed his high beams.

Etymology: slow (moving or operating only at a low speed) + momentum (the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity)

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Rushtinate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rush-tin-ayt

Sentence: Brad is known with little affection among his friends as a major rushtinator, one who always pushes everyone to get ready for events well in advance and then find all kinds of reasons to put them off indefinitely.

Etymology: Blend of 'rush' (hurry) and 'procrastinate' (to put off till another day or time; defer; delay)

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Hastenwaste

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hay sten wayst

Sentence: You have seen him hundreds of times on airplanes. The guy in the back row who grabs all of his stuff. He never checks bags, just crams his overhead with tons of luggage. As soon as the plane lands he jumps into the aisle, ready to sprint out the gangway. Except the plane hasn't docked yet, others are in his way with the same idea and he cannot jump over them to get to the front of the line-up. He is guilty of hastenwaste, because he has to impatiently stand there for twenty minutes. This traveller never has a connecting flight or someone waiting for him...he just has to beat all the others out the cabin door!

Etymology: Hasten (hurry;act or move at high speed) & Waste (spend thoughtlessly;useless or profitless activity)

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Pretard

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pre-tard

Sentence: Jonathan was never late. In fact his girlfriend often complained that he came too early, but his perpetual pretardation never got in the way of their relationship until their planned wedding day, when the anxious pretard arrived at the church 16 hours early and ended up sleeping with another lady in waiting, who coincidently had pretarded her intended groom by a day and a half.

Etymology: pre+tard

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COMMENTS:

The wedding must have taken place at Hour lately of Pre-pet-ual Help church - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 11:29:00

Yes it was consecrated at the Church of Hour Lately, but it was done a holy hour early. - wordmeister, 2008-04-22: 13:47:00

The word standing alone is hilarious. The sentence is icing. (not sure, however, you meant "come to early," which would mean being an early riser, as opposed to "come too early," which means, well, kind of the same thing...oh, never mind.) - stache, 2008-04-22: 19:03:00

Thank you stache. I have added another "o" to my "too", for clarification purposes... - wordmeister, 2008-04-23: 00:11:00

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Speedown

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Created by: master

Pronunciation:

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Scootsuite

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skoot sweet

Sentence: Jerry figured that jet lag was not really caused by the effect of travelling long distances in a short period on the human body. No, he knew it was really the effect of scootsuite on passengers. You know, where you race to line up and wait to run to yet another lineup and wait and eventually end up at an airport gate and have to wait forever for the plane to arrive, deplane, clean-up and reboard passengers. It often was hours before you actually got on a plane. the gates they were like hotel rooms, without the beds, comfortable seating or other basic amenities (like room service. In other words, jet lag was the act of being tired out even before you finally boarded the plane!

Etymology: Scoot (run or move very quickly or hastily) & Suite (apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)) & rhymes with Tout de suite(French for At Once)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-05: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James