Verboticism: Clumsitasking

'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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Sloperative

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: slohpp ur aht iv

Sentence: George Jnr was a natural born sloperative, just like his dad. The only family in thos parts that were allergic to Wrigleys

Etymology: operative, slop

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:47:00

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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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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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Very funny! :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-13: 02:35:00

I can identify. - Mustang, 2009-05-13: 07:57:00

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Turmtoil

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: term-toil

Sentence: He became so turmtoiled when he was making dessert that he put his Blackberry in the fridge, the milk in his man purse, the eggs in the dishwasher, and the ice cream in the oven.

Etymology: turmoil (state of disorder, uproar, confusion) + toil (hard work, labourious task)

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Multibasketcase

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mull/tee/bas/ket/case

Sentence: Sam was a complete multibasketcase whenever Sally asked him to help with the housework. In the end it was safer to do it on her own.

Etymology: multitask + basket case

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Nosila, 2009-05-13: 19:19:00

So true Jabber! Kudos to you again! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:34:00

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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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Unilimited

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: u - nee - lim - it - ted

Sentence: When it came to everyday life, Maurice was unilimited. If he was driving, having a conversation might mean that he would run someone over who was crossing the street. As they say, he couldn't "walk and chew gum" at the same time....

Etymology: uni (prefix meaning one), limited (circumscribed: subject to limits or subjected to limits) putting the uni in unlimited completely changes its meaning!

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Like it - Nosila, 2009-05-13: 19:19:00

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Clumsitasking

Created by: griffiegrrl

Pronunciation: Clum-see-task-ing

Sentence: "George made a big mess Clumsitasking by changing a diaper while talking on the phone and watching the evening news."

Etymology: Clumsy - Tasking (akin to Multitasking)

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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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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

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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