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To Broder or not to Broder, that is the question

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  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Please try to work this newly coined word into your conversation and post the results here.
    I think both definitions have promise, so I think we should allow both. Please feel free to offer refinements to the definition and/or syntax.


    to Broder: to waste time and/or energy in an attempt to fail at some task

    examples:
    1. I didn't want to go to the meeting so I Brodered back and forth between my office and the lunch room for 15 minutes until it started. Then I didn't go because it would have been rude to show up late.
    2. I didn't want to have hamburgers again today, so last night I Brodered all the propane away by leaving the barbeque running after I was done cooking.

    to Broder: to blatantly ignore obvious empirical data about the task at hand

    examples:
    1. The recipe called for a cup of flour, but I only had a half cup handy - so I Brodered and used that. The muffins turned out like inedible hockey pucks.
    2. Our kicker had never before made a field goal longer than 40 yards, but the coach Brodered and had him kick from 80 yards away anyway. We lost.
     
  2. Citizen-T

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    Ooo, I like this thread.
     
  3. ElSupreme

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    I think my version is more like it!
     
  4. sp4rk

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    Sorry ... richkae, but I brodered about it for a bit, then had no alternative but to add a GREEN reputation to your account.
     
  5. drbradfo

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    #5 drbradfo, Feb 15, 2013
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  6. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I like the first definition: to waste time and/or energy in an attempt to fail at some task.
     
  7. mitch672

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    Slight modification:

    "To waste time and/or energy in an attempt to fail at some task on purpose as you have a hidden agenda"
     
  8. richkae

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    I have more work I wanted to get done today but I've Brodered away the last half hour and nothing else is getting finished before I go home.

    I'm going to jump in my car before it gets late and I Broder more time away sitting in traffic.
     
  9. vfx

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    Bob Bott's brother brodered by buttering a big broken Buick.
     
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    My wife asked me to take out the garbage before the trash truck came, so I Brodered around the house long enough that she just did it herself.
     
  11. Timothy

    Timothy Driving on Sunshine

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    New definition of units:

    1 Broder = 1 Max Drucker + 3 neurons.

    Or 1 Broder - 3 neurons = 1 Max Drucker

    That is to say, almost as stupid as Max Drucker, the bricker, but not quite.
     
  12. StephenM

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    LOL! This thread is great :biggrin:
     
  13. Slackjaw

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    Extreme Brodering

    From a comment I made on the engadget coverage [1]:

    P.S. I will not actually do this, even if TEG, Bonnie and Doug all double-dare me to do it.

    [1] Fleet of Tesla Model S owners set out to refute NYT report, coin slang for human error
     
  14. EVNow

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    Irrespective of what Sullivan says, Mr Broder, I've no doubt brodered the car.

    ps : my definition

    Brodering : v. Deliberately run out of charge and stall an EV. Could also be because of ignorance or criminal negligence.
     
  15. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I laughed so much for this. :)
     
  17. Dan5

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    I'm not in too good shape now so I brodered my marathon time by giving blood an hour before the race; now I have an excuse why my time was bad.

    I'm going to broder your phone up with apps, then we'll see whose phone lasts longer.

    Look, I know you don't want me to smoke, but brodering my lighter is not cool.
     
  18. Runarbt

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    John Broder has started a series og "testing".. next up is the serving tray

    bhaIO.gif
     
  19. Oyvind.H

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    Brodering is kind of same thing as when someone asks you to do something, and you do it so badly that they`ll never ask you again.
    I.e. I brodered the laundry so I`ll never have to do it again.
     

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