Is there a slang word for "the art of doing useless things all day long" in English? I've been asked this today, and I the only word I can think of is "procrastination" but that's not slang. Do you have any ideas?
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If it's chronic procrastination, you can refer to it as procrastinationitis (also spelled with a hyphen: procrastination-itis), which is obviously a combination of "procrastination" and "-itis", where "-itis" has this definition:
Informal Used with reference to a tendency or state of mind that is compared to a disease.
Here's an example of the word in action:
I’ve come to the conclusion that I suffer from procrastinationitis. It’s like, the minute I sit down to work, suddenly I must check my emails, then Facebook, then that article on writersdigest.com, then that blog I just started following, and next thing you know, I’m on Youtube watching a random video of three adorable poodles getting scolded for making a “mess”.
Procrastinationitis: I Have it
There are also quite a few Tweets that use #procrastinationitis.