Verboticism: Scattertasking

'Please don't try to watch TV and eat at the same time!'

DEFINITION: n. A person who gets completely disoriented whenever they try to do more that one thing at a time. v. To make a big mess because you are trying to do too many things at once.

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Multifail

Created by: wizzbritt

Pronunciation: Mul-tee-fay-ul

Sentence: I tried to brush my teeth while feeding the baby and jogging on the treadmill but ended up multi failing.

Etymology: Multi: more than one Fail: be unsucessful

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Turmtoil

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: term-toil

Sentence: He became so turmtoiled when he was making dessert that he put his Blackberry in the fridge, the milk in his man purse, the eggs in the dishwasher, and the ice cream in the oven.

Etymology: turmoil (state of disorder, uproar, confusion) + toil (hard work, labourious task)

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Ambimesstrous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: am bee mess truss

Sentence: Most women who are charged with a career, raising a family and keeping a home are ambidextrous multitaskers. Unfortunately, opposites attract, so they tend to get mates who are ambimesstrous. While the woman feeds a baby, irons a shirt for work, packs the lunches, cooks breakfast and ices the cupcakes for kindergarten, the husband stands in front of an open fridge, in front of the milk, shouting "Honey, where's the milk to put in my coffee, I can't see it anywhere?" He's not dressed yet, because she has not told him what to wear and where to find it and he ignores the starving cat and dog, who just want fresh water and food. They know that Mom will get it for them in a moment...

Etymology: Ambidextrous(equally skillful with each hand) & Mess (a state of confusion and disorderliness; informal terms for a difficult situation;make a mess of or create disorder in)

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COMMENTS:

Very funny! :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-13: 02:35:00

I can identify. - Mustang, 2009-05-13: 07:57:00

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Attentiondelicate

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: a TEN tion del i cat

Sentence: Jim’s attentiondelicate disorder required he focus on one activity at a time. Even the simplest multitasking would be disastrous, even lethal, for Jim. One such disaster occurred the time he really wanted to fit in at movie night and eat popcorn while watching a movie. Jim stuffed popcorn in his mouth and forgot to chew, requiring the aid of eleven movie-goers and two attendants.

Etymology: From attention and delicate - a variation of "attention deficit disorder".

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Taskmixmaster

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: task/mix/mas/tur

Sentence: A true taskmixmaster will royally screw up multiple tasks at once.

Etymology: task + mixmaster

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COMMENTS:

Good onme...stir the pot! - Nosila, 2009-05-13: 19:18:00

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Multitrashing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: multi trash ing

Sentence: Bruno prided himself on being a superman when it came to accomplishing a lot. The reality is that he could never do more than one thing at a time without leaving a trail behind him. His wife, Hilda figured he was good at multitrashing. She got the vacuum out for the sixth time that day to clean up his tv-watching pile of debris. Then it hit her, I am enabling him. She tossed the vacuum at him and told him to multitask..."Breath, walk and vacuum at the same time...if you can!"

Etymology: Multitasking (the activity of doing more than one thing at the same time)& Trashing (making a mess;express a totally negative opinion of)

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Ambiklutzerous

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: am' bee - kluts - er- us

Sentence: Yvonne knows how ambiklutzerous William is. She loves him dearly though, even more than the scotch guard.!

Etymology: ambi (around, both, ) + klutz (clumsy, awkward) + dexterous (w/o the dexterity)

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Multibasketcase

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mull/tee/bas/ket/case

Sentence: Sam was a complete multibasketcase whenever Sally asked him to help with the housework. In the end it was safer to do it on her own.

Etymology: multitask + basket case

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Nosila, 2009-05-13: 19:19:00

So true Jabber! Kudos to you again! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:34:00

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Monotasker

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: moh noh tas ker

Sentence: Doug is such a monotasker, he just spilled his nachos because the movie started.

Etymology: mono + task

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Duoflop

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: dew-oh-flop

Sentence: Arthur was typical duoflop; two tasks, two failures. Althought adept at channel surfing, a bucket of popcorn or soda added into the mix meant crumbs in the couch and sparks from the clicker. He was a monomaster, but a duoflop.

Etymology: Duo (Two) + Flop (Fail)

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