Verboticism: Monotasker

'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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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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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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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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Multitaxed

mrskellyscl

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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Ambiklutzerous

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: am' bee - kluts - er- us

Sentence: Yvonne knows how ambiklutzerous William is. She loves him dearly though, even more than the scotch guard.!

Etymology: ambi (around, both, ) + klutz (clumsy, awkward) + dexterous (w/o the dexterity)

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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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Complextrophe

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Complex-Tro-fee

Sentence:

Etymology: Complex:Composed of many interconnected parts. Catastrophe:A sudden and widespread disaster.

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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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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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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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