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'This may hurt a little. So tell me, how are your kids?'

DEFINITION: n., Forced small talk used by professional caregivers to put patients at ease. (Not usually effective.) v., To ask insipid questions while subjecting a person to an intimate, awkward or painful procedure.

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Jabjabber

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: jab-jab-bur

Sentence: The only thing worse than the jabjabber that commences when a doctor pokes, prods, or jabs you with an instrument, is the ensuing phybberish you're expected to respond to.

Etymology: jab, jabber

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I was expecting some jabbertalky when I saw the definition but I thought the jab would come from Rikbadboyee - good word purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-16: 06:00:00

Ha! Jabbertalky was my first word, but I figured I'd leave it to someone else to make that jab first. - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-16: 09:33:00

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Ciadle

Created by: kenzieg

Pronunciation: see-addle

Sentence: Stop trying to ciadle with me.

Etymology: none

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Medigab

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: med/i/gab

Sentence: Dentist's medigab is designed to move the patient's attention past the procedure so they will be somewhat more relaxed.

Etymology: medical + gab

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petaj And not freak out when they see the bill. - petaj, 2007-10-16: 09:05:00

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Afflictscussion

Created by: amandaprater

Pronunciation: uh-flixs-cuss-shun

Sentence: As the dentist poked around in the patients mouth, he asked the patient about his family. The afflictscussion was obvious as he tried to answer.

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Zitchat

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: zit-chat

Sentence: Donna scheduled two medical appointments on the same day. At the dermatologist, she zitchatted about the weather. While having her mammogram, she titchatted with the technician about her pets.

Etymology: zit (pimple) + chitchat

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Mandrivel

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: man/dri/vel

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Etymology: mandible (jaw bone) + drivel

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Painfutter

Created by: Seth89

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Etymology: painful utter

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Proprattlaction

Created by: jmckays

Pronunciation: pro-prattl-aktion

Sentence: The doctor's proprattlaction proved ineffective as the scope slid into an intimate location no one but myself and my closest lovers had gone before...

Etymology: professional; prattle; distraction

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Talktomedochomy

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Talktomedochomy and novacaine were needed to complete procedure.

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Distractigab

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: di-strakt-ih-gab

Sentence: Part of medical training is a day of distractigab techniques, tips for safe topics and appropriate tone of voice. They generally pratice on squirrels and rats.

Etymology: distract + gab (yammer, chat)

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Love the word!!! So descriptive. - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 17:47:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-16: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you again remistram! ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2007-10-16: 05:32:00
Great definition and cartoon. Recently, I have had the need to attend a variety of medical professionals, and find that they engage in a fair bit of small talk. Dentists , by far, chatter and, also, seem to recommend the use of a wide range of products.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-16: 17:54:00
Thanks Ozziebob! I too have been at the dentist and walked out not only with a sore tooth, but also with a sore ear. ~ James

lumina - 2008-09-11: 00:50:00
whynecology

lumina - 2008-09-11: 00:56:00
Sorry bout that...didn't meant to comment...hit wrong button.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-11: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James