Verboticism: Multifail

'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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Multitsk

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: mull-tee-tsk (tongue clicking sound)

Sentence: The sever car pile-up on Route 287 was the direct result of Gary's attempts to multi-tsk. I mean driving and singing along with the radio is one thing. Driving, singing and drinking coffee is another, but Gary was driving, drinking coffee, sending a text message, shaving and reading the paper all at the same time. Tsk tsk, Gary.

Etymology: multi-task + tsk tsk tsk - tonge clicking noise synonamous with "shame on you"

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COMMENTS:

hehe - galwaywegian, 2009-05-13: 12:27:00

I hope Gary has learned his lesson! good word - splendiction, 2009-05-13: 22:51:00

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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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Shatterscattered

Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: shatt-ur-scat-urd

Sentence: Man, you are so "shatterscattered"....every time you try to do more than one thing, you screw em both up.

Etymology: shattered--obvious scattered--someone who is experiencing mental disarray.

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Multitaxing

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: muhl-tee-tak-sing

Sentence: Nobody wants to admit how slow-witted Jeremy is, afterall, he is the boss. Doing more than one thing at a time is multitaxing for him. He often has to hold his breath to form a thought.

Etymology: multitasking (the carrying out of two or more tasks at the same time by one person) + taxing (to make heavy demands on; strain)

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Pluralost

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ploo-ral-ost

Sentence: Carter had to leave the orienteering club because he could not read a map, use a compass, carry a pack and observe the position of the sun at the same time to figure out his location. He was a pluralost.

Etymology: plural (more than one) + -ist (suffix as in pianist) + lost (disoriented)

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hyperborean Good job! I was pluralost trying to figure out a word for this definition. - hyperborean, 2009-05-14: 12:35:00

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Complextrophe

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Complex-Tro-fee

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Etymology: Complex:Composed of many interconnected parts. Catastrophe:A sudden and widespread disaster.

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Disorientexpress

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis oree ent ex pres

Sentence: Between operating the TV remote, eating, drinking burping and talking on the phone and to the TV set, Bruno was working the disorientexpress. He set the record for making the fastest mess on the couch for his wife Debbie to try and clean, as she cooked dinner, watered the plants, did the laundry and dishes,fed the pets, balanced the books, vacuumed and got tomorrow's lunches for everyone ready. It's true, a woman's work is never done...

Etymology: Disorient (confuse, muddle,flummox) & WordPlay on Orient Express (The Orient Express is the name of a long-distance passenger train service originally operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. It ran from 1883 to 2009, from Paris to Istanbul.)

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Discombotchulated

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: diss-com-BOCH-yew-lay-ted

Sentence: Normally a very handy and well coordinated guy, whenever he tried to do even minor multitasking Boris would become totally discombotchulated and as often as not would end up with things broken, spilled, torn or ruined.

Etymology: Play on the word discombobulated, with 'botch' an inclusion.

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COMMENTS:

There are many Boris' in the world! - Nosila, 2009-05-13: 19:17:00

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:48:00

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Distasker

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: dihs-tahs-ker

Sentence: Whether it was calculated or not, every time Rip Van Winkle tried to do anything other than sleep, he showed his nagging wife he was a real distasker.

Etymology: Playing on DISASTER, using DIS/not + TASK/ a piece of work, usually assigned

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COMMENTS:

really like this word! - splendiction, 2009-05-13: 22:46:00

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Multicrasher

Created by: aljoseph

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: multi plus crash

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