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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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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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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


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


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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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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")


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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tra vel urj ent

Sentence: Travelling with Howie was not fun. He would go to the airport hours before the minimum check-in times just to "get a good seat" on the plane (even though seat selection had been assigned at booking time). He drove his wife, Wanda, crazy, as the rushing and waiting drove her mad. Howie was definitely a travelurgent and his haste in getting to the airport, frequently meant he forgot his tickets, passport and or money on the hallway table.

Etymology: Travel Agent (someone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers) & Urgent (compelling immediate action)

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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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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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: him-PROMP-too

Sentence: Edgar was beyond anal...he was totally obsessed with being early to even those events that had little if any significance and his friends jokingly (though with some chagrin) referred to him as himpromptoo, which had no effect whatsoever in deterring him from his self appointed rounds.

Etymology: Blend of 'him' and 'impromptu'

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kyoōbərt

Sentence: Albert is obsessed with being first. Whether it’s a new movie or the latest electronic gadget he just has to be at the front of the line. He’ll spend days camped out for concert tickets. His friends have taken to calling him queueBert. Perhaps this mania stems from the fact that his mother worked for the railroads and he was born in a caboose.

Etymology: queue (a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.) Bert (short for Albert) a play on Q*bert an early video game

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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.


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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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