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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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Anticrastinate

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.

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COMMENTS:

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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Rushtinate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rush-tin-ayt

Sentence: Brad is known with little affection among his friends as a major rushtinator, one who always pushes everyone to get ready for events well in advance and then find all kinds of reasons to put them off indefinitely.

Etymology: Blend of 'rush' (hurry) and 'procrastinate' (to put off till another day or time; defer; delay)

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Slowfaster

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Speedelay

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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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Rushstop

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rush-stop

Sentence: Max and June sat at the rushstop for a half hour while the driver finished his coffee and donuts. When the bus finally did show up they discovered that they left in such a hurry they forgot to pack their tickets.

Etymology: (play on bus-stop)

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Hustlewait

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HUHS-uhl-weyt

Sentence: At the first sign of a sneeze or sore throat, Bob coerced Roxie to ring the local funeral home's hotline to make arrangement for his funeral. Funereal, at first, then finally foaming, she told him that if he didn't come to his senses immediately, and stop being such a husslewait, that the consequences may be graver for him, sooner than he thought.

Etymology: Conflation of HUSTLE: To coerce, cause someone to move or pressure someone into action & WAIT: to put off, defer, delay, postpone.

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COMMENTS:

he might get it in spades - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 12:27:00

Oh man, your sentence really made me chuckle, Bob. - Tigger, 2008-04-22: 23:29:00

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Slomentum

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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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Queuetard

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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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Himpromptoo

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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Scootsuite

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skoot sweet

Sentence: Jerry figured that jet lag was not really caused by the effect of travelling long distances in a short period on the human body. No, he knew it was really the effect of scootsuite on passengers. You know, where you race to line up and wait to run to yet another lineup and wait and eventually end up at an airport gate and have to wait forever for the plane to arrive, deplane, clean-up and reboard passengers. It often was hours before you actually got on a plane. the gates they were like hotel rooms, without the beds, comfortable seating or other basic amenities (like room service. In other words, jet lag was the act of being tired out even before you finally boarded the plane!

Etymology: Scoot (run or move very quickly or hastily) & Suite (apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)) & rhymes with Tout de suite(French for At Once)

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Comments:

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