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'It's about my husband's new prescription '

DEFINITION: n. An unintended consequence of medical or psychological therapy, especially if the therapy is supposed to make you feel "young again". v. To feel young and stupid again.

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Ponce

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: pawnse

Sentence: Dr. A: "How did the procedure work out for Mrs. Hyde?" Nurse B: "The face lift turned out great -- got her a new boy toy. But he left over the stretch marks from the lipo -- so that was a bit of a ponce.

Etymology: Colloquial -- after Juan Ponce De Leon, first Spanish governor of Puerto Rico and legendary seeker of the Fountain of Youth.

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Malapubism

Created by: bigdog

Pronunciation: mahl-ah-pube-izm

Sentence: Ever since Gerry Atric started taking his viagra cocktail, he's demonstrating all sorts of malapubisms - started skateboarding at 70 and suddenly everyone's a "dude"...

Etymology: malapropism (incorrect or undesirable word usage) + pubescence

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COMMENTS:

just saw this - very clever! - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 14:22:00

Takes me back - where? - ajcor, 2007-06-20: 19:12:00

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Repubertise

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: ree-PEW-burr-tyze

Sentence: Gerald repubertised on Viagra, regaining the physical competence (and mental incompetence) of a teenager.

Etymology: re- (prefix) + puberty (physiological process of sexual maturation) + -ise (suffix)

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Haha! :) Voted! - Rhyme79, 2012-10-11: 10:18:00

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Youthanasia

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: yoo/thuh/ney/zee/ast

Sentence: Viagra and some other new miracle drugs are a form of youthanasia. With these drugs, young ideas, images and urgings are brought about in an old, incapable body.

Etymology: youth + euthanasia

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Tigerwoodical

Created by: jermainechambers44

Pronunciation: Tie-ger-wood-ical

Sentence: Agnas wanted to light a little fire in the bedroom,not burn down the town.She knew then that it could be nothing other than a case of Tigerwoodical,that been plagueing the old-folks home since they got the golf channel.

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Reacten

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: re/act/ten

Sentence: Istead of giving him Reactin the pharmacist gave him Reacten. His wife couldn't figure out why he was dressing like Denis the Menace

Etymology: reactin + ten

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Froliceutical

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: froli - su - tik - ul

Sentence: Mabel was drawn along on one of Elmer's froliceutical adventures after he popped one of the new pills his doctor prescribed. The craziness lasted well past supper time.

Etymology: frolic, pharmaceutical

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Rejuveninny

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rijoōvəninē

Sentence: Walter was having issues with his circulation. A side effect of his new prescription is increased blood flow to certain underused parts of his anatomy. His wife amused and bemused by his rejuveninny behavior.

Etymology: rejuvenate (make someone or something look or feel younger) + ninny (a foolish person)

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Therapeuttics

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: ther-a-pew-tix

Sentence: Jim felt young again after he started taking the pills. He had endless energy and couldn't sit still. Unfortunately, the side effect was an uncurable nervous tic, where his head twitched manically all day and night. His wife left him and everyone pointed and laughed at him in the streets. But to him the therapeuttics were worth it. They'd all be dead and he'd be living it up in Ibiza.

Etymology: therapeutic (helpful healing) + tic (persistent muscular contraction)

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Spryproduct

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: spry-pra-duct

Sentence: The therapy had the weirdest spryproduct - he started doing cartwheels after every session!

Etymology: spry (lively or active) + product; pun on byproduct (side effect)

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful! - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:22:00

Though I think your pronunciation has one too many syllables. - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:23:00

I fixed the pronunciation guide - thanks! - serendipity9000, 2007-06-18: 12:30:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-18: 01:11:00
Today's definition was inspired by Rob Sawyer's newest novel, Rollback. It is a story about a happily married (60 years!) couple who get "Rollbacks" -- medical procedures which are supposed to turn their 80-year old bodies into 25-year ones. It works for the husband, but unfortunately not for the wife -- which puts a bit a test on their marriage when they start to develop different levels of "need". ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-18: 01:50:00
Purpleartichokes Wins GUST! Read all about it in Verbotoweek: purpleartichokes - The Office Politician.

jadenguy - 2007-06-18: 11:28:00
that was also an episode of the twilight zone. that show was amazing because it was both awesome and taught values!

jermainechambers44 - 2010-01-12: 18:04:00
Tigerwoodical