Verboticism: Conflusterrent

'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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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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Attentiondelicate

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: a TEN tion del i cat

Sentence: Jim’s attentiondelicate disorder required he focus on one activity at a time. Even the simplest multitasking would be disastrous, even lethal, for Jim. One such disaster occurred the time he really wanted to fit in at movie night and eat popcorn while watching a movie. Jim stuffed popcorn in his mouth and forgot to chew, requiring the aid of eleven movie-goers and two attendants.

Etymology: From attention and delicate - a variation of "attention deficit disorder".

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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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Pluralost

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ploo-ral-ost

Sentence: Carter had to leave the orienteering club because he could not read a map, use a compass, carry a pack and observe the position of the sun at the same time to figure out his location. He was a pluralost.

Etymology: plural (more than one) + -ist (suffix as in pianist) + lost (disoriented)

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COMMENTS:

hyperborean Good job! I was pluralost trying to figure out a word for this definition. - hyperborean, 2009-05-14: 12:35:00

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Duoflop

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: dew-oh-flop

Sentence: Arthur was typical duoflop; two tasks, two failures. Althought adept at channel surfing, a bucket of popcorn or soda added into the mix meant crumbs in the couch and sparks from the clicker. He was a monomaster, but a duoflop.

Etymology: Duo (Two) + Flop (Fail)

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Multitrashing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: multi trash ing

Sentence: Bruno prided himself on being a superman when it came to accomplishing a lot. The reality is that he could never do more than one thing at a time without leaving a trail behind him. His wife, Hilda figured he was good at multitrashing. She got the vacuum out for the sixth time that day to clean up his tv-watching pile of debris. Then it hit her, I am enabling him. She tossed the vacuum at him and told him to multitask..."Breath, walk and vacuum at the same time...if you can!"

Etymology: Multitasking (the activity of doing more than one thing at the same time)& Trashing (making a mess;express a totally negative opinion of)

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Multicrasher

Created by: aljoseph

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: multi plus crash

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Multitaxed

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: mul-ti-tasked

Sentence: Richard was so inept at multitasking that he was obviously multitaxed.

Etymology: multitask: the ability do several things at once -- the word is derived from a computer term that means the concurrent operation by one central processing unit of two or more processes. + taxed: to use to the limit; to strain or extend

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COMMENTS:

No doubt a new government scheme. - Mustang, 2009-05-13: 07:59:00

nice one - galwaywegian, 2009-05-13: 08:52:00

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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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