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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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Procrastinhaste

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pro - crass - tin - hay - st

Sentence: In Edgar's procrastinhaste, he woke up the children four hours earlier than they needed to in order to catch the limo to the airport; just to make sure everyone was ready on time. Needless to say, his family was not speaking to him as they all sat waiting and ready in the living room for three hours.....

Etymology: procrastinate (put off, delay or defer an action to a later time), haste (overly eager speed)

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COMMENTS:

You knew my Dad, he was always 4 hours early to go to the airport... - Nosila, 2009-06-05: 14:20:00

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Blitzsitz

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈblɪtˌsɪts/

Sentence: The blitzsitz is an important strategy that is difficult to maintain because, like many preventative techniques, its usefulness is only noticeable when it is not used.

Etymology: from Ger blitz "lightning" + Ger sitz "sitting"

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COMMENTS:

I found out today that "sitzkrieg" is already a word! - ErWenn, 2008-04-22: 09:48:00

interesting - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 12:30:00

My grandpa would've taken a blitsitz bath in anticipation of developing hemeroids. - stache, 2008-04-22: 20:07:00

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Slomentum

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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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Slowfaster

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: slow/faster

Sentence: A slowfaster is a pest who slows down proceedings by trying to speed them up.

Etymology: go faster + slow

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cute - Nosila, 2008-04-22: 17:26:00

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Speedelay

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: spēdilā

Sentence: Phil is not the most polite driver we know. He cuts from lane to lane trying to get ahead of slower drivers only to be stopped by a traffic signal. He will speedelay all the way to work to get there 2 minutes earlier than someone who goes with the flow of traffic. His biography may well be entitled ”Rushing to the Red Light”.

Etymology: speed (rapidity of movement or action) + delay (be late or slow; loiter)

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Anticrastinate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ān'tī-krās'tə-nāt', ān'-tē-krās'tə-nāt'

Sentence: "Why must you always anticrastinate?!?" Chelsea berated Jackie. They had rushed to Ronald Reagan International Airport to catch their flight home to Atlanta, which involved a scramble from their hotel to the metro station, then transfers from the red to the orange to the green line, and then a mad dash to the baggage check station and a sprint to the gate where they arrived two hours early with their pre-printed boarding passes despite the strip-search they endured at the security gate, only to discover that their flight was delayed SIX HOURS due to snow in Duluth.

Etymology: 'anti,' var. of 'auntie,' favored spinster relative; 'crastinate,' var. of 'castanet,' flamenco percussion instrument.

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COMMENTS:

Such a interesting word! If my Latin serves me correct, the "cras" means tomorrow. And of flamenco and castanets, brings to mind the song, "Manana" and "the land of manana" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-23: 05:55:00

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Prodcrastinator

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: prod/cras/tin/ay/tor

Sentence: Jim was a hopeless prodcrastinator. He woke his girlfriend up at 5 every morning so they would be on time for work and then thought of endless tasks to complete which made them late every day.

Etymology: prod + procrastinator

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COMMENTS:

Clever Blend. Thanks for the welcome back. Unfortunately, carpenters, cables and computers don't mix well - hope to stay online, but that's the $64???? at the moment! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-22: 07:35:00

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Worrywait

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: worry+wait

Sentence: We got in line so early, only the worrywaits were there before us.

Etymology: worry+wait

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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