The act of attempting to preemptively manage or deflect a possible negative response from the other party, usually in such an obvious manner as to ironically be really annoying to the other party anyway.
"Can you take the kids to soccer practice while I clean the bathroom and cook dinner?" (the unnecessary and bitchy while-clause is prepologism for the possible "why can't YOU take the kids to soccer practice?" response)
by Grank June 18, 2008