Verboticism: Turmtoil

'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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Multitsk

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: mull-tee-tsk (tongue clicking sound)

Sentence: The sever car pile-up on Route 287 was the direct result of Gary's attempts to multi-tsk. I mean driving and singing along with the radio is one thing. Driving, singing and drinking coffee is another, but Gary was driving, drinking coffee, sending a text message, shaving and reading the paper all at the same time. Tsk tsk, Gary.

Etymology: multi-task + tsk tsk tsk - tonge clicking noise synonamous with "shame on you"

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COMMENTS:

hehe - galwaywegian, 2009-05-13: 12:27:00

I hope Gary has learned his lesson! good word - splendiction, 2009-05-13: 22:51:00

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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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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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Scattertasking

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skatərtaskng

Sentence: Tom believes he is good at multitasking. Anybody near him knows that scattertasking is closer to the truth. If he has more than one thing to do at a time someone is going to be hurt, usually Tom. He's been known to scald himself with hot coffee, staple his fingers, poke himself in the eye with his cell phone and stab himself with a pencil, all before his computer could boot up.

Etymology: scatter (throw in various random directions) + tasking (a piece of work to be done or undertaken)

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COMMENTS:

LMAO! You're so FUNNY! GREAT word! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:53:00

Hey Buddy VOTE for some people on here every once in a while :) Not asking for myself pick words YOU like~ - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:55:00

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Conflusterrent

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Con-flust-err-ent

Sentence: Texting on his phone while walking led Daniel to first add "tree" to the message unintentionally, then walk into it. When trying to gather his papers and talk to the woman who came to his help he found himself confabulating out of befuddlement, messhandling everything until he became quite conflusterrent and babbled senselessly. He found this whole muddletasking thing quite multying.

Etymology: Concurrent - at the same time; Confluence - coming together or occuring together; Fluster - confused and addled by too many things to do!; Err - error or mistake.

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Juggleputz

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: jug-ul-putz

Sentence: Juggleputz wasn't a clever word but it did seem to sum things up and i was trying to make dinner and look after the kids while verbotomizing, so if i spent too long trying to think of a cleverer word i was bound to make a complete juggleputz of myself.

Etymology: juggle, putz

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how truly funny and realistic, plus nice to see a sentence from you, backing up your great word(s) - DrWebster111, 2009-05-13: 19:52:00

Good Job! Keep up the sentences :) It's 11 points to complete all areas! You got my vote! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 11:14:00

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Pluralost

petaj

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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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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Punitasker

artr

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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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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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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Multitaxing

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: muhl-tee-tak-sing

Sentence: Nobody wants to admit how slow-witted Jeremy is, afterall, he is the boss. Doing more than one thing at a time is multitaxing for him. He often has to hold his breath to form a thought.

Etymology: multitasking (the carrying out of two or more tasks at the same time by one person) + taxing (to make heavy demands on; strain)

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