Verboticism: Hindsplight

'Poor thing, maybe I shouldn't have stepped on him.'

DEFINITION: v. To do something decisive and then immediately start to have doubts, wondering if you did the right thing. n. Second thoughts, or second guesses, about a decision or an action you have made but cannot change.

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Hindsplight

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: hinds-plite

Sentence: As soon as I picked up the goldfish cracker off my daughter's high chair and popped it into my mouth, the hindsplight kicked in. Do I spit out the half-soggy, apple juice soaked tidbit or forge on with the chewing. And why do I think eating her scraps is somehow less wasteful than throwing it away? In the midst of my hindsplight, I stepped on a rogue Cheerio, and, with that telltale crunch beneath my heel, I immediately started chastising myself for not picking it up earlier.

Etymology: hindsight modified to include plight.

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Comments: Hindsplight

silveryaspen - 2009-03-31: 14:27:00
Your sentence was so true to life, I think we might all have had to stop ourselves from making a face and spitting! Hindsplight was equally powerful at evoking the emotions! Excellent!

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-31: 16:03:00
excellent