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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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Congrewaited

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: con greh wait ed

Sentence: The receptionist tried to ignore the long suffering patients waiting to see the doctor. Earl Grey steeped slowly like a tea bag. Bud Light slow brewed like a beer. Sun Maid withered like a grape on the vine. Mr. Fleishman slowly rose like bread dough, only to be set back down again, and told not to rise again until called. These poor sick souls suffered interminably as they congrewaited.

Etymology: CON, CONGREGATE, WAITED. Con - to be told an untruth, such as the doctor will see you shortly. Congregate - people that have come together and wait together. Waited - to stay in one place, doing nothing for a period of time, in the expectation, or hope, that something will happen, like getting to see a doctor eventually.

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COMMENTS:

Modified song of the day: "Oh dear what can the matter be? Johnny's so long at the healthcare!" - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 01:05:00

made me think of a conga line - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-04: 10:07:00

Were they waiting for Dr. Seymore Patients??? - Nosila, 2009-03-05: 01:37:00

You betcha, Nosila! Nice embellishment, I luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-06: 03:19:00

Jabberwocky ... shall we dance? - silveryaspen, 2009-03-06: 03:19:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Curewaiter

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ker + way + ter

Sentence: Since Laurie realized that so many people waited for medical attention, it was becoming a bona-fide medical problem in itself. She decided to launch a drive called "wait for the cure" where volunteers would go down to waiting rooms in hospitals, clinics and medical offices to entertain and give moral support to the curewaiters who spend hour upon frustrating hour waiting to be seen by a doctor.

Etymology: Cure + Waiter >> Cure (remedy: a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain) Waiter (a person who waits or awaits)

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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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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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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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Impatients

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: im-pey-shuhnts

Sentence: The chart may have listed Rosie as an out-patient but the nurses designated her as one of the impatients.

Etymology: impatience (eagerly desirous) + patient (a person who is under medical care or treatment)

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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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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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