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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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Grimpatient

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: grim-PAY-shunt

Sentence: Wanda 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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COMMENTS:

wonderful choice of words with a perfect blending. Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 01:02:00

like it - galwaywegian, 2009-03-04: 11:10:00

clever word play - rombus, 2009-03-05: 07:52:00

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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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Anticipatient

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: an tis i pay shent

Sentence: The people in the ER waiting room tended to be anticipatient. They drank the awful coffee from the vending machine and then cued up for the toilets. Don't they know you do not buy it...you just rent coffee for a while?

Etymology: Anticipate (wait for) & Patient (a person who requires medical care;enduring without complaint)

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Ailienated

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: ale - ee - in - ate - ted

Sentence: Leroy was beginning to feel ailienated. He had been in the waiting room for two and a half days and no one had talked to him yet. Perhaps they did not want to come too close to him because he was sick.....

Etymology: Ail and Alienated - Ail is to be ill and Alienate is to make separate or not associate with.

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COMMENTS:

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-04: 10:04:00

We can raillly around this great create - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:53:00

good one! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-04: 11:10:00

Really good. And funny in a sad way too. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-08: 10:16:00

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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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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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