A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 19, 2014
Procaffination (Procaffinate; Procaffinating)

"Procaffination” (proscrastination + caffeine) is often defined as doing nothing until one has had one’s cup of coffee (full of caffeine). “Procaffinating” was cited on Twitter on November 27, 2012.  “Procaffinate” was cited on Twitter on November 20, 2012. “Procaffination” was cited on Twitter on December 3, 2012.

Google Images show many items containing the words “procaffinating” and “procaffination.”


Twitter
Fabulous40s
‏@TheFab40s
I procaffinating right now! wink http://fb.me/26bTuPbnp
9:50 AM - 27 Nov 2012

Twitter
David Morgan Dabney
‏@RavenCat13
I procaffinate regularly… like… right now… http://fb.me/1CWBUCCGM
7:26 AM - 30 Nov 2012

Twitter
Whitney Greer
‏@whitneyellen_
It’s not called procrastination if you’re drinking coffee...it’s called procaffination and it’s totally healthy
8:48 PM - 3 Dec 2012

Twitter
Starlightcrow
‏@starlightcrow
Its not called procrastination if you’re drinking #Coffee it’s called “procaffination”... http://pinterest.com/pin/184436547211472500/
11:10 AM - 4 Dec 2012

Twitter
Armed N Dangerous
‏@ILamy7
Word of the day: Procaffinating pic.twitter.com/Vm9KQz8ENG
9:22 AM - 23 Mar 2013
("Procaffinating: drinking coffee while proscrastinating.”—ed.)

Zazzle
Procaffinating Funny Coffee Mug
“PROCAFFINATING—The tendency to not start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee.”
Product ID: 168918017571547523
Designed on 06/06/2013 10:35 AM

Urban Dictionary
procaffinate
To sit around and drink coffee instead of getting things done. Can be done while reading or watching TV.
I had fifty things I needed to do, but instead I just sat around and procaffinated with a book and my favorite mug.
by Captain Nimbus September 02, 2013

Urban Dictionary
procaffination
The inability to make a decision until you’ve had a cup of coffee.
Make me a coffe I’m flawed by procaffination today.
by Rikstir February 05, 2014

Urban Dictionary
procaffeinated
To delay or postpone action;
Put off doing something till you have had coffee!
I procaffeinated this morning before cleaning the house.
by fyregoose! March 16, 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, July 19, 2014 • Permalink