Scromp (v) – succumbing oneself to the act of devouring

I know, I know. Scromp isn’t actually a real word. But growing up, my friends and I used it constantly. We didn’t even have to explain it to each other. The way you emphasize the word—by really adding texture to it—exemplifies what it means. You could scromp a warm chocolate chip cookie, scromp “A Series of Unfortunate Events” as any other middle school bookworm might, or scromp Lost on Netflix. It basically means inhaling something passionately.

Just say it out loud.


It feels good.

What kinds of things do you scromp?

I’m pretty sure none of your answers implied academics in any way. Scromping is usually associated with pleasure and free time. But how can we translate the strange and passionate phenomenon of scromping into a productive work ethic?

While writing an essay, think like a true scromper. Be in it 100{53c6eff5ce19621f7316832cfedf08caab022021f1679c62c3f44b8900ceaf72}, inhale the act of writing, type loud and furiously and passionately, and don’t think for too long. Attack the essay like you would attack a chocolate chip cookie.

To think like a true scromper, you also need to think about your environment. Where can you be the most productive in a passionate way? Definitely not your dorm or bedroom. Never do work in your room because you will be reminded of the scromping you could be doing on Netflix.

Starbucks always helps me because I’m already conditioned to scromping there. Those birthday cake pops or warm blueberry muffins are so scrompable that you can use them to launch into productivity. How? Order something from Starbucks that you can scromp and then start typing away as you scromp down on the treat. As weird as it sounds, the act of passionately savoring can translate into more passionate writing.

So the next time you are feeling the winter blues and can not find the motivation to begin schoolwork, give scromping a try and start spreading the trend before it hits the dictionary.