Belated – coming or happening later than should have been the case.
Origin: early 17th century.
We human beings often tend to be late. As a result of our illness of being late, we have also invented proverbs to compensate for the damages caused. “Better late than never” or “Fashionably late”. Deep down inside us, we know that we hurt people due to our illness, and also cause inner damages within ourselves. I call it “Morbus tardus”, the “late sickness”.
Morbus tardus |ˌmôrbəs tärdəs|
The sickness of being late. The first symptoms are usually stressful behaviour, mild sweating, mumbling and increase speed of talking and use of curse words. The illness attacks the brain with a headache, following by heartache and a guilty stomachache. The general symptoms are followed by severe guilty conscious and the urgency to appologise at every given chance. The most serious case of the condition is when the guilt no longer exists and the nervous system gets used to all the minor pains, leading thus to a cold, superficial behaviour. 2009 reports state that it is only found in human beings so far.
I appologise from the bottom of my heart! Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010 (two thousand and ten or twenty ten!)