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Top verboticism of the day created by purpleartichokes

DEFINITION: v. To have a medical condition or illness and yet continually deny it, even after your doctor has diagnosed it. n. A person who steadfastly refuses to accept a medical diagnosis or to follow the prescribed treatment.

Pronunciation: spurn-jun

Sentence: Despite having an appendix the size of a cantaloupe, Jen remained a spurngeon, claiming it was just a case of bad gas.

Etymology: spurn, surgeon

Created by: purpleartichokes.


Like a spurngeon, denying for the very first time.... - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:17:00

(like a spuuuuuruuuuruuurrrgeon, when your 'script' ain't, what I had in mind...) Oh well, better than having the theme from Grease stuck in my head (which reminds me about the whole cholesterol issue). - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 19:26:00

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Diagnore: /Dye-hag-nor/ He must know he has it, but he diagnores it all the time. Etymology: diagnose+ignore Created by: rebelvin.

Diagnoresis: /di-egg-nor'-sis/ "You have diabetes," Dr. Marcus Wellknee told his patient. "Nonsense," replied Fred. "I'm irritable and tired because I don't get enough sleep at night. I'm always thirsty and hungry because I do a lot of heavy physical labor at work. I go to the bathroom lots because I drink so much water when I am thirsty. There's no way I have diabetes, Doc! I'm only 38!" Under "prognosis" on Fred's chart, Dr. Wellknee wrote "diagnoresis". Etymology: diagnosis + ignore Created by: Jamagra.


Good Blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:55:00

Banegation: /Bay-neg-ay-shun/ David's feet itched like crazy, his socks always wet with perspiration and his shoes stank. He mentioned it in passing to his doctor but didn't take in the bit about Athlete's Foot or how his constant use of running shoes and nylon socks made it worse. The word "fungus" was all that he took in, since his fabulous race-trained body could have no disease or imperfection, nor could he believe his actions were contradictory to any part of his health. His housemate accused him of disaffliction and poor foot hygiene but David was intent on banegation, having convinced himself that the doctor had said it WASN'T Athlete's Foot.. Lah-de-dah-agnosis! Etymology: Bane - badness, annoyance, poison. Negation - deny, disavow, disbelieve. So much denial around here it's Nihillnesstic! Created by: dochanne.


To see more verboticisms for this definition go to: Are you sure that you don't have athlete's foot?



Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-28: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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