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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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Expectorwait

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ex pek tor wayt

Sentence: John always had to be at the airport 4 hours befoire his flight just in case. His long-suffering wife Ada knew that he was not just being careful, he was obsessed. She knew that this would add to their travel day and they could expectorwait before boarding. That's why she always brought long novels...

Etymology: Expect (wait for;probable to happen) & Expectorate(clear out) & Wait (anticipate something)

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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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Punctualwaition

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: punk-shwul-wayt-shuhn

Sentence: I know the plane doesn't leave for another two hours, but I'm a stickler for punctualwaition.

Etymology: punctual (on time) + wait (to stay in place and remain in readiness) + inspired by punctuation (the act or practice of using standardized marks in writing and printing to separate sentences or to make the meaning clearer)

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Obsessiwaiter

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: ob sess ih wayt er

Sentence: Harrold was an obsessiwaiter of unbelieveable magnitude. If the airlines said to be there 2 hours ahead of time, he had to be there 4 hours ahead. If he had to be at work by 8:00 am, he'd get there at 5. This put a strain his co-workers who were in his carpool and travel work's traveling group.

Etymology: obsessive + wait (er)

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COMMENTS:

This word could also fit for those waiters/waitresses who want to take your order before you've had a chance to even open the menu, and then come back every 20 seconds to check and see if you're ready to order yet. - Tigger, 2008-04-22: 23:25:00

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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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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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Expediangst

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ek-SPEE-dee-angkst/

Sentence: Judith liked to be 'fashionably late' for most events, but her father, a retired military officer, was habitually early for everything — he had expediangst. So when she went to meet her parents for dinner, arriving fifteen minutes late, and saw that her father had already ordered and was almost finished with his meal, Judith knew she'd be hearing about her laziness for the rest of the evening. Her mother, at least, was still lingering over her salad, trying, in her own quiet way, to alleviate the coming conflict.

Etymology: Expediate - to hasten or speed up the progress of (from Latin, expedītus "set the feet free"); and Expedia (travel website) + Angst - a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish (from Old High German, angust; from the root of "anger")

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COMMENTS:

good word, Tigger - Nosila, 2008-04-22: 08:39:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 12:28:00

Great word and sentence true of ex-military friends: even a game of golf is a forced march. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-23: 05:44:00

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Panicstaytions

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: panic stations

Sentence: Jerry had panicstaytioned his team to get their responses in today, even though the survey to decide on a venue for the Christmas party would not close for 6 weeks, and the party itself was still 3 months away.

Etymology: panic (characterised by hurried movements and stirred up by being rushed) + stay (stop, keep still, wait) + panic stations (British & Australian, informal) a time when you feel extremely anxious and you must act quickly because something needs to be done urgently)

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Purusher

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Created by: kulekrizpy

Pronunciation: poo-rush-r

Sentence: Jeremy was always hurrying his wife to everything. Just last week it was to leave for a party that started at 5 at 3, and today it was to get in line two hours early. He was most definitely a purusher.

Etymology: push (to push) + rush (to hurry something) + er

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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