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'But Doctor, this is an emergency!'

DEFINITION: v. To wait patiently, or perhaps not, for a little bit of medical attention and hopefully some relief from what ails you. n. A person who is sick, and tired, and waiting for medical care.

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Waitwatcher

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wayt wat cher

Sentence: Mary became a waitwatcher long before it was fashionable to do so. She wasted hours in her doctor's medi-center waiting room. How is it she thought, that I arrived when they opened at 9:00 am only to get #97 ticket? After spending the best part of 6 hours waiting to see her doctor, his consult was 3 minutes long and he advised her to lose some weight!!!

Etymology: Wait (to remain idle in anticipation of something) & Watcher (of clocks) & Wordplay on WeightWatchers (weight loss program)

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Forgetqueue

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fərgetkyoō

Sentence: As he waits to see the doctor, Roger can feel his once-robust memory slowly slipping away. The mind-numbing process they call triage is sapping his greatest asset. The feeling of rapid-onset Alzheimers is only enhanced by browsing outdated magazines. He had already forgotten the Alamo. The Dewey Decimal System will soon follow. He is caught in a forgetqueue. He is amused that they call this Emergency Room the Urgent Care Unit. An hour later he can't remember what urgent means. He is now focused remembering his own name. If he lets that go, he knows he will never get out of here.

Etymology: forget (inadvertently neglect to attend to, do, or mention) + queue (a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed)

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metrohumanx Brillianty hilarious "sentence"! BRAVO! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-04: 09:44:00

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Anticipwaition

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: an/ti/sip/wate/shun

Sentence: The anticipwaition became palpable when the door from the waiting room opened to reveal another room full of anxious patients.

Etymology: wait + anticipation

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Splendid sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:54:00

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Grimpatient

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: grim-PAY-shunt

Sentence: Sue Ellen was doing her very best to remain cheerful but as the hours wore on and she continued to be ignored by the ER staff while feeling progressively worse she went from being an ordinary outpatient to being a grimpatient, angry and no longer a stoic and tolerant person.

Etymology: Blend of 'grim' (Dismal; gloomy) and 'patient'...dual meaning (a person who is under medical care or treatment) and (having or showing the capacity for endurance) --- a play on the word 'impatient'.

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Impatientitis

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: impāshəntītis

Sentence: The emergency room was packed with customers with afflictions ranging from mild to catastrophic. The loudest however was the one with a major case of impatientitis displaying raging symptoms of menow-menow.

Etymology: impatirnt (having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked) + itis (suffix used for forming names of inflammatory diseases)

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Waitingruined

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: way ting roo ind

Sentence: Okay, I have been waitingruined. I am normally a patient (pardon the pun) person, but I draw the line at having to sit in cramped, stuffy quarters with walking contagions for hours on end. This is the day I forgot to bring a novel (which I can usually start and finish in one wait session). Most people can start and end "Gone With The Wind" while awaiting the obstetrician. That is why so many babies are named Rhett, Scarlett, Melanie & Ashley! The magazines are ancient, sneezed on and would give CSI enough forensics to call the CDC in Atlanta. Why do doctors make appointments, when they are just approximate (plus 2 hours) timeframes? Wouldn't it be great to see statistics on how many patients expire from or as the result of lengthy stays in waiting rooms??? As a result, I make a long list before I go in of medical complaints, so that I get my money's worth while I am there!!

Etymology: waiting room (where you languish for hours on end with contagious peiople, just to see a doctor for a nano-seconmd who says, keep an eye on it and come back next week!) & Ruined (wrecked, destroyed, rendered useless)

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enjoyed every pun ... so well done! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 01:46:00

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Illfortunato

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: Ill-for-toon-ah-toh

Sentence: I found myself trying unsuccessfully to sink into the hard plastic seat with the rest of the IllFortunatos. My head pounded and my rag was quickly filling with blood. It would be a long night.

Etymology: Ill- to be afflicted with virus, disease, injury Fortune-can mean one's overall situation Oh-an attempt to sound somewhat foreign

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Toolonganimous

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: TOO long GAN uh muhs

Sentence: She was longanimous in her suffering, never even whispering a complaint or a whimper in spite of her pain. But that was the first eight hours, sitting in the hospital waiting room. By the ten hour mark she winced slightly whenever she had to move. When the doctor finally showed up after she had been there for twelve hours, she was toolonganimous. She no longer suffered silently.

Etymology: LONGANIMOUS: patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance TOO LONG:

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Great last line and word. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 11:09:00

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Chroniqueue

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: KRON-ih-KYU (CHRONIQUEUER, CHRONIQUEUED)

Sentence: Doctor Terwilliger couldn't wait for retirement. After a grueling session with his shrink, he realized that he he had violated his hippocritic oath. When Doctor T saw the CHRONIQUEUE in his waiting room, he wished he'd installed that drive-up-window long ago. Glancing at the assorted afflictions, he entered his inner office, bolted out the back door and left prescriptions under the windshield wipers of each patient. The good doctor floored his Mercedes in an effort to reach the golf course on time, where he'd meet his investment banker and analyst to discuss his GOD complex, Swiss bank account and how to eke more bloodwork out of his nurse without raising her pay.

Etymology: CHRONIc + QUEUE = CHRONIQUEUE.....CHRONIC:marked by long duration or frequent recurrence, always present or encountered, constantly vexing, weakening, or troubling.....QUEUE: a waiting line especially of persons or vehicles,a sequence of messages or people held in temporary storage awaiting attention; French, literally, tail, from Old French cue, coe, Latin cauda, coda (1748).

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metrohumanx Q: WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING WORDS HAVE IN COMMON? Banana Dresser Grammar Potato Revive Uneven Assess...................A:If you move the first letter to the end of the word, you can spell the word backwards. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-04: 09:40:00

thanks for the answer to yesterday's riddle - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:55:00

now he's gone to 'phone service only' - the newest trend in the USA. Like the French flair in your word and etymology. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:58:00

Oops ... I should have begun that last sentence with 'I like'. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:59:00

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Illdoctaramous

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: eel-doc-ta-ray-mose

Sentence: Susie patiently waited as his patient in the tiny room chilled to the bone,adorned in that tiny paper top. She had waited so long that she became so "illdoctaramous" that she almost lost it and was about to ram her fist into the wall as she flew into a rage! Yet,Susie was too sick to let my temper flare. After 2 and 1/2 hours of sickly waiting,he walks in all chipper and did not notice Susy's "illdotaramous" attitude towards him.

Etymology: Ill;sick. Doctar;Doctor. Ram;Ready to ram a fist in the wall. Ous;Beyond ready to ram a fist into the wall and too sick to care to wait any longer.

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