Verboticism: Hypertia


Created by: Jamagra

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.

Pronunciation: hi/per/sha

Sentence: While travelling on their honeymoon, newlyweds Guy and Gail O'Leo had unfortunate encounters with Newton's lesser-known "Scofflaws" of Motion: Scofflaw #1(Rule of Hypertia) - An object in motion tends to remain in motion, and an object at rest is usually at the wrong departure point (thus rapidly substituting the state of "hyper" for the state of "inertia"). Scofflaw #2 - The velocity (V) of any person in motion is directly proportional to the traveller's distance (D) from his or her departure point; but inversely proportional to the amount of luggage (L) he or she is toting, and the amount of time (T) he or she has before departing.

Etymology: hyper + inertia

Points: 875

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Comments: Hypertia

pieceof314 - 2008-04-22: 09:16:00
I absolutely love this one! Classic!

ErWenn - 2008-04-22: 09:49:00
Excellent word!

Tigger - 2008-04-22: 23:20:00
You could probably sell tee-shirts at the airport with these 'laws' on them, although the people most apt to buy them would be running to their gates and ticket counters. Very amusing.