Sunday, May 06, 2012
Over on Facebook my friends and I have been proposing the appropriate term for a medical condition or psychological disorder that leads my 12 year-old to have violent bathroom urges at the moment he is asked to wash the dishes. I used to be accused of this myself, and later in life I found the Sterling library stacks had the same effect on me. Here are some of the proposals:
First, the Germanic category
then, from a friend living in Amsterdam:
and more latinate:
- prelavatory hyperfecality
- Male Pattern Chronichyperevasiveactiontactic
Any other thoughts?
Let me guess. When they get out of the bathroom, you have already washed the dishes for them? That would be Parentialhypercompensationsyndrome.
"procrasdefecation" elicited the first belly laugh of the week for me. Thanks for the laugh to that clever person.
Nice article, thanks for the information.
Yes, its called being lazy!