So I like to make little contributions to language. I think it comes from a punning family and then marrying into even more of one. Or maybe it is a function of the mild learning disability. Words and phrases always look a little off. I tend to break them down into their components and then think of alternate meanings.
A very off color example. Virginia is discussing a blog that tracks authors’ submissions to agents. It is called a “query tracker.” I quipped: “Is that a way to monitor short gay people?”
Anyway, in my writing group someone was complaining about multi-tasking and hos distracting it is. Amen! I rpelied that she should “unitask.” A quick google search reveals it is a company. It is also a term the productivity crowd picked up on. “7 Unitasking Tips.” Rats. I was hoping to coin it.
The only silver lining is that I meant it as half serious-half snarky.
Unitasking: To achieve multi-tasking’s promise, and to live in the mental space of multi-tasking, by pursuing many tasks one at a time. Anyone can do things sequentially and methodically. Only a recovering multi-tasker can frantically maintain a zen-like state of self-induced stress while unitasking. The key is to think of ten things you should be doing at once, and then proceed to do them one at a time.