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'Hurry up we need to get in line!'

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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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ak/sel/er/weyt

Sentence: John must be early for everything, especially on business trips out of town. This panic causes him to accelerwait. He rushes to the airport only to have to bide his time for hours waiting for his flight.

Etymology: accelerate + wait


Nice one! - Tigger, 2008-04-22: 23:33:00


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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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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


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


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kyoōbərt

Sentence: Albert is obsessed with being first. Whether it’s a new movie or the latest electronic gadget he just has to be at the front of the line. He’ll spend days camped out for concert tickets. His friends have taken to calling him queueBert. Perhaps this mania stems from the fact that his mother worked for the railroads and he was born in a caboose.

Etymology: queue (a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.) Bert (short for Albert) a play on Q*bert an early video game

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ek-spi-dawd-l

Sentence: Nothing, but nothing, can cause more expedawling than the procedures at an airport. Get there early. Wait in line. Rush to the security checkpoint. Wait in line. Wait longer while the people who just arrived for the next outgoing flight are pushed to the front of the line. Get to your gate. Wait for boarding. Your flight is called. Wait while every person of every possible description other than you is called to board. Get called. Form another line. Get on the plane. Wait while the guy with the 200-pound carry-on wrestles it into the overhead compartment. Get in your seat. The plane taxis to the runway and you wait. It's a good thing that things will be so much easier and faster when you arrive at your destination.

Etymology: expedite (to speed up the progress) + dawdle (to move slowly; to waste time)

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Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: worry+wait

Sentence: We got in line so early, only the worrywaits were there before us.

Etymology: worry+wait

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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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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: fast-er-lag

Sentence: Mr. Speedy Slowpoker insisted on being a fasterlag at the airport. It was important to him that he be the first person to be waiting at the front of the line...for no good reason.

Etymology: Faster - to speed up and Lag-to slow down and lag behind.

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Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: punk-shwul-wayt-shuhn

Sentence: I know the plane doesn't leave for another two hours, but I'm a stickler for punctualwaition.

Etymology: punctual (on time) + wait (to stay in place and remain in readiness) + inspired by punctuation (the act or practice of using standardized marks in writing and printing to separate sentences or to make the meaning clearer)

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Created by: chandlerh123

Pronunciation: er-lee-i-ser-tist

Sentence: "There's plenty of time stop being such an earlisertist!"


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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