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hypotenize

verb new derivation
To take the shortest path possible by walking in a direct line to your end point, only said if you change your path to be unconventional, so a straight paved path is not hypotenizeable because it is too conventional.
 
Used to describe walking in a straight line towards your end point, often leading you to stray away from a normal path. When done often enough, the hypothenized paths are visible from aerial footage. An example of this is the diagonal lines of dirt in the grass in the academic quad at Rice university. It is derived from turning the word hypotenuse into a verb. Mainly used by young people, I have heard it being used across the country.
Source : Nolan: “Why are you not just walking on the pavement?” Friend: “oh, you gotta hypotenize if you want to take the fastest route to class.” (a Friend, February 2018)
Last modified: 11 December 2019


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