Dear Ed …

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Define: time suck


Hi Loris

I think you're confusing me with Google's define function. Time suck is defined by the crew at Urban Dictionary (who themselves simultaneously define and embody the concept of timesuck) as "Something that's engrossing and addictive, but that keeps you from doing things that are actually important, like earning a living", which is what I should be doing right now.

Then, just as it used to happen with a paper dictionary (remember them?), I got distracted by a list of other cool words and phrases I could use in my new guise of urban groovester, such as embiggen and full on double rainbow, until I was finally brought back to earth with the offer of a time suck mug or T-shirt. (Be the first one in your neigbourhood with a time suck T-shirt, etc.)

At least Urban Dictionary has the last laugh with their definition of unenlightening: "A process of 'learning' something that makes you feel dumber", which at least lets you know what it is that you've been doing for the last half hour while entertaining yourself in the time suck vortex.

Unenlighteningly yours,