Urman Dictionary



Mundane tasks that must be completed or obstacles that must be cleared before one can undertake the action that one actually wants to take.

Unlike chores which must be regularly completed to maintain a standard of living, or errands that must be completed for their own sake, or tasks performed in exchange for a reward, chorn simply stands in the way of a pleasant activity. Cleaning one’s apartment or inflating one’s car tires is normally a chore, but before inviting guests over or going on a road trip (respectively) it becomes chorn.

This party’s gonna be awesome, but setting it up was hard work. I spent all day clearing chorn.