Verboticism: Pluralost

'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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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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Multifail

Created by: wizzbritt

Pronunciation: Mul-tee-fay-ul

Sentence: I tried to brush my teeth while feeding the baby and jogging on the treadmill but ended up multi failing.

Etymology: Multi: more than one Fail: be unsucessful

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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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Monoahmono

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Mono Umm Oh No!

Sentence: Poor Chris. His left hand really didn't know what the right was doing. Picking up an object with the left meant dropping whatever he held in the right. While he had managed to master talking and walking simultaneously, he was still a real monoahmono kind of guy!

Etymology: From the Spanish "mano a mano", literally hand-to-hand, but frequently (mis)used in English to mean "one on one". One Chris, one activity. No exceptions!

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COMMENTS:

Hand to hand the chaos goes, where it stops no-one knows. - dochanne, 2009-05-15: 04:27:00

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Taskmixmaster

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: task/mix/mas/tur

Sentence: A true taskmixmaster will royally screw up multiple tasks at once.

Etymology: task + mixmaster

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COMMENTS:

Good onme...stir the pot! - Nosila, 2009-05-13: 19:18:00

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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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Monotasker

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: moh noh tas ker

Sentence: Doug is such a monotasker, he just spilled his nachos because the movie started.

Etymology: mono + task

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Unilimited

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: u - nee - lim - it - ted

Sentence: When it came to everyday life, Maurice was unilimited. If he was driving, having a conversation might mean that he would run someone over who was crossing the street. As they say, he couldn't "walk and chew gum" at the same time....

Etymology: uni (prefix meaning one), limited (circumscribed: subject to limits or subjected to limits) putting the uni in unlimited completely changes its meaning!

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COMMENTS:

Like it - Nosila, 2009-05-13: 19:19:00

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Punitasker

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pyoōnētaskr

Sentence: Julia had to work last Saturday so she asked John to take care or fixing dinner. Knowing that he had little experience in the kitchen, she detailed everything he needed to do. He followed her instructions to the letter. He seared and cooked the steaks, prepared the mashed potatoes and vegetables. He even heated an apple pie for dessert. Unfortunately, John is not only a uni-tasker he is a punitasker. Not being able to manage the details and timing involved in getting it all done at the same time he did them in sequence. First he cooked the meat, then the vegetables and so on. After each step he would add the component to a plate and put it in the warmer oven. By the time Julia got home the steaks had the same consistency as the china. That’s when John displayed his one real talent. He placed an order with the local Chinese restaurant. John’s cooking didn’t go completely to waste. The baby carrots he cooked worked perfectly as toothpicks.

Etymology: puny (small and weak) + task (a piece of work to be done or undertaken) play on uni-tasker (something that has only one function)

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Ambimesstrous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: am bee mess truss

Sentence: Most women who are charged with a career, raising a family and keeping a home are ambidextrous multitaskers. Unfortunately, opposites attract, so they tend to get mates who are ambimesstrous. While the woman feeds a baby, irons a shirt for work, packs the lunches, cooks breakfast and ices the cupcakes for kindergarten, the husband stands in front of an open fridge, in front of the milk, shouting "Honey, where's the milk to put in my coffee, I can't see it anywhere?" He's not dressed yet, because she has not told him what to wear and where to find it and he ignores the starving cat and dog, who just want fresh water and food. They know that Mom will get it for them in a moment...

Etymology: Ambidextrous(equally skillful with each hand) & Mess (a state of confusion and disorderliness; informal terms for a difficult situation;make a mess of or create disorder in)

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COMMENTS:

Very funny! :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-13: 02:35:00

I can identify. - Mustang, 2009-05-13: 07:57:00

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