Verboticism: Spurngeon

'Are you sure that you don't have athlete's foot?'

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.

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Banegation

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Bay-neg-ay-shun

Sentence: 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!

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Liepochondria

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lye po kon dr eeee aaaa

Sentence: His liepochondria and the use of very dim lighting were the main cause of the epidemic.

Etymology: hypochondria, lies.

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COMMENTS:

Is that like lieposuction? - Nosila, 2008-04-09: 19:56:00

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Notme

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nätmē

Sentence: Despite what the doctor told him Jason returned with a diagnosis of allswell. He had already self-prescribed a generous dose of notme.

Etymology: not (used to express the negative of other words) + me (pronoun, first person singular)

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Scougher

Created by: shoeshineboy

Pronunciation: SKOF-fer

Sentence: I can't stand when all the scoughers come to work and get everyone else sick when they KNOW they are contagious.

Etymology: scoff + cougher

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Paranoiditis

Created by: LegendDeer

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Deniagnosis

picabomama

Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: deny/ag/no/sis

Sentence: After years of ignoring his doctor's advice or simply not seeking it, Aaron developed a pronounced limp caused by the curve in his spine and the different lengths of his legs. Undaunted by the evidence at hand, he embarked on a crusade to prove that earth was beginning to tilt off it's axis and therefore contributing to his pain and suffering. A court ordered psychiatrist later told the judge Aaron was afflicted with the rare condition deniagnosis.

Etymology: to DENY a DIAGNOSIS, can lead to a case of deniagnosis.

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Denyagnosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nye ag no sis

Sentence: Mary came to work no matter how sick she was believing that she was indispensible and a martyr to the cause. Her boss and colleagues resented it because inevitably they'd catch whatever germs she brought into work. Under protest she went to see her doctor one day and returned to work that afternoon, saying everything was fine. But she was in denyagnosis, because the bright red spots proved that she had the chicken pox and now everyone could look forward to getting them.

Etymology: Deny (refuse to accept or believe) & Diagnosis (determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)

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:) - galwaywegian, 2010-06-15: 05:15:00

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Whynochondriac

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: wy-no-kon-dre-ack

Sentence: Martin's propensity to downplay his illnesses really makes him quite the whynochondriac; just today when asked if he came down with poison ivy after falling asleep in the patch of it, he responded, "why, no!" although his eyes swollen shut and the rash on his body suggests otherwise.

Etymology: why no + hypochondriac

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Medicontradiction

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: med-i-con-tra-dic-shon

Sentence: Lois' medicontradiction worried her family. Not only did she continue to deny her condition, but it was grossing everyone out. When they made her eat on the patio, she finally accepted the fact that she needed medication.

Etymology: medication + medical condition + contradiction (to deny or refute)

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COMMENTS:

Yes....time to get a prescription!! Good word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:12:00

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Spurngeon

Created by: purpleartichokes

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

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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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