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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Impatientitis

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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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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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Ouchpotato

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ow ch pot ay tow

Sentence: the ouchpotatoes sitting in dr. Godot's waiting room were not given much hope of being anytime soon judging by the demeanor of his receptionist, smiling faintly from behind the bullet proof glass.

Etymology: couch potato, ouch

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Doctor Godot ! GOOD ONE! Hahahahaha - metrohumanx, 2009-03-04: 09:42:00

terrific word and sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-04: 10:05:00

Perfection! Love your humor, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 11:04:00

great ref. - nothing happens/no meds! - splendiction, 2009-03-04: 19:19:00

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Nausewaited

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nau/se/wait/ed 

Sentence: He nausewaited in the hospital emergency room for six hours before a doctor helped him.

Etymology: NAUSEWAITED - verb - from NAUSEATED (to feel sick) + WAIT (delay)

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COMMENTS:

Really captures the feeling of being sick. Fits the definition excellently. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 11:01:00

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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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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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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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