Verboticism: Viaggravate

'It's about my husband's new prescription '

DEFINITION: n. An unintended consequence of medical or psychological therapy, especially if the therapy is supposed to make you feel "young again". v. To feel young and stupid again.

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Therapeuttics

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: ther-a-pew-tix

Sentence: Jim felt young again after he started taking the pills. He had endless energy and couldn't sit still. Unfortunately, the side effect was an uncurable nervous tic, where his head twitched manically all day and night. His wife left him and everyone pointed and laughed at him in the streets. But to him the therapeuttics were worth it. They'd all be dead and he'd be living it up in Ibiza.

Etymology: therapeutic (helpful healing) + tic (persistent muscular contraction)

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Retrocussion

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: reh-troh-KUHSH-uhn

Sentence: When Alex's father purchased a Maserati for his fiftieth birthday, the retrocussions were embarrassing, especially when Alex would introduce girlfriends to his gold-laden, shades-wearing, slang-misusing dad.

Etymology: retro- + repercussion

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COMMENTS:

Came alive when read in the sentence -- nice! - rephil, 2007-06-18: 10:15:00

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Satnitefever

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: satt n eye t fee vur

Sentence: well, you could tell by the way he used his walk, his satnitefever turned his brain to chalk.

Etymology: fever, saturday night fever

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COMMENTS:

Travolta? I hardly know her! - Clayton, 2007-06-18: 19:56:00

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Reacten

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: re/act/ten

Sentence: Istead of giving him Reactin the pharmacist gave him Reacten. His wife couldn't figure out why he was dressing like Denis the Menace

Etymology: reactin + ten

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Youthagra

Created by: Jeaneai

Pronunciation:

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Therapoops

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: there-ap-oops

Sentence: Dr. Evil didn't warn Albert & Lena about possible side effects or that therapoops is known to occur in older people.

Etymology: therapy + oops!

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COMMENTS:

I think that this word also describes that "cleansing" diet. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 12:53:00

like the liver detox thingy? - remistram, 2007-06-18: 14:36:00

Yep, the dietrhea. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 14:39:00

but of course...is dietrhea yours? - remistram, 2007-06-18: 15:11:00

If you mean have I ever tried that dietrhea - no. I'd likely gag on the tonic shitzer. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 15:23:00

I think that's a runs-on sentence. - Clayton, 2007-06-18: 19:55:00

you guys areeeebbjbbb....sorry i slipped...its hard to type at the moment because i'm sitting on a loose stool - rikboyee, 2007-06-18: 21:21:00

ok enough verbal diarrhea! (my apologies...) - remistram, 2007-06-19: 09:47:00

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Amoroops

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Amor + oops

Sentence: Jenny, bothered by her husbands new "condition", called his Doctor to ask, "How many more mornings am I going to have to put up with his desire for Fruit Loops and Amoroops for Breakfast"?

Etymology: Amorous ( passionate ) + oops ( mistake )

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Spryedeffect

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: OOPS! - SHOULD READ: Sprydefect! (Pron: SPRYIDE-e-fekked. Fekked, like my typing. I can't believe I managed to misspell a word I made up! ;-)

Sentence: While Granny was initially happy the little pill had brought some lovin' back into their bedroom, being awakened ten times a night by an urgent poking in the small of her back was rapidly becoming an unwelcomed sprydefect of the drug.

Etymology: spry + defect

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Viatrogenesis

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: vi-a-tro-gen-e-sis

Sentence: Your husband's behaviour may result from a rare side effect sometimes referred to as clinical viatrogenesis. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Etymology: Viagra + iatrogenesis ( means "brought forth by a healer" )

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Teenmentia

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: teen-men-chah

Sentence: After a trip to the stud farmacologist and eating two boxes of Wild Oats 'n' Bran, Bob got a wicked case of Teenmentia. His neighbors watched in horror as he chased his poor old wife Alice around the yard while simulataneously crooning the Barry White tune "Let's Get It On."

Etymology: teen, dementia

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Got my vote! - remistram, 2007-06-18: 14:38:00

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