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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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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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Anticiwait

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: an-tiss-uh-wayt

Sentence: Joel knew it would look ridiculous to the non-believers, but he didn't care. Tickets for the band didn't go on sale for another three days. He remembered the last time he waited for the latest video game console to come out -- he took his time and got there 36 hours before the release date and was 9th in line. He wasn't going to let that happen again. He was going to anticiwait as long as it took to be first in line.

Etymology: Anticipate + wait

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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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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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Accelerwait

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Purusher

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Created by: kulekrizpy

Pronunciation: poo-rush-r

Sentence: Jeremy was always hurrying his wife to everything. Just last week it was to leave for a party that started at 5 at 3, and today it was to get in line two hours early. He was most definitely a purusher.

Etymology: push (to push) + rush (to hurry something) + er

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Hastenwaste

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hay sten wayst

Sentence: You have seen him hundreds of times on airplanes. The guy in the back row who grabs all of his stuff. He never checks bags, just crams his overhead with tons of luggage. As soon as the plane lands he jumps into the aisle, ready to sprint out the gangway. Except the plane hasn't docked yet, others are in his way with the same idea and he cannot jump over them to get to the front of the line-up. He is guilty of hastenwaste, because he has to impatiently stand there for twenty minutes. This traveller never has a connecting flight or someone waiting for him...he just has to beat all the others out the cabin door!

Etymology: Hasten (hurry;act or move at high speed) & Waste (spend thoughtlessly;useless or profitless activity)

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Hypertia

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: hi/per/sha

Sentence: 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

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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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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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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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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