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Travelurgent

Top verboticism of the day created by Nosila

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: tra vel urj ent

Sentence: Travelling with Howie was not fun. He would go to the airport hours before the minimum check-in times just to "get a good seat" on the plane (even though seat selection had been assigned at booking time). He drove his wife, Wanda, crazy, as the rushing and waiting drove her mad. Howie was definitely a travelurgent and his haste in getting to the airport, frequently meant he forgot his tickets, passport and or money on the hallway table.

Etymology: Travel Agent (someone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers) & Urgent (compelling immediate action)

Created by: Nosila.

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artr Slomentum: /slōmentəm/ 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) Created by: artr.
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Pretard: /pre-tard/ Jonathan was never late. In fact his girlfriend often complained that he came too early, but his perpetual pretardation never got in the way of their relationship until their planned wedding day, when the anxious pretard arrived at the church 16 hours early and ended up sleeping with another lady in waiting, who coincidently had pretarded her intended groom by a day and a half. Etymology: pre+tard Created by: wordmeister.
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The wedding must have taken place at Hour lately of Pre-pet-ual Help church - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 11:29:00

Yes it was consecrated at the Church of Hour Lately, but it was done a holy hour early. - wordmeister, 2008-04-22: 13:47:00

The word standing alone is hilarious. The sentence is icing. (not sure, however, you meant "come to early," which would mean being an early riser, as opposed to "come too early," which means, well, kind of the same thing...oh, never mind.) - stache, 2008-04-22: 19:03:00

Thank you stache. I have added another "o" to my "too", for clarification purposes... - wordmeister, 2008-04-23: 00:11:00

Hypertia: /hi-per-sha/ 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 Created by: Jamagra.
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Comments:

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

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

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. - Tigger, 2008-04-22: 23:20:00

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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

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