Verboticism: Pretard

'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: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pre-tard

Sentence: 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

Points: 1922

Comments: Pretard

Jabberwocky - 2008-04-22: 11:29:00
The wedding must have taken place at Hour lately of Pre-pet-ual Help church

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

stache - 2008-04-22: 19:03:00
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.)

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