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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Therapeeeek

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ther + up + eek!

Sentence: Oh gosh, Grandpa's doing one-armed Marine pushups in the garden again - I wish he'd never gotten that therapeeeek.

Etymology: therapy + eek

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Backlapse

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbækˌlæps/

Sentence: Since I no longer owned any Quicksilver t-shirts or jams, the effects of the backlapse were mild, and I merely spent the day playing Prince of Persia.

Etymology: From backlash + relapse

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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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Manifrustration

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: man-uh-fruh-STREY-shuhn

Sentence: A bad string of luck for old Joe. Because of his trick knee, he couldn't even walk the dog or rock the cradle anymore. With each new manifrustration, the constant ups and downs of having been a complete yo-yo throughout his life, Joe was ever closer to winding it all up. Maybe he should just put it to sleep already.

Etymology: manifestation + frustration

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COMMENTS:

did you know - the first yo-yos were made of clay? hmmm - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 12:00:00

Love the sentence - it's knot every day you get to experience a 'time warp' in an 'elevator' and take a trip 'around the world' - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 12:25:00

Clay, huh? I hadn't realized that, but it makes sense. But of course I have a great affinity for yo-yos, and pocketwatches, and spiders... anything filipendulous. - Clayton, 2007-06-18: 19:27:00

ah and your real name is Peter Parker and you're a journalist - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 19:36:00

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Repubertise

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: ree-PEW-burr-tyze

Sentence: Gerald repubertised on Viagra, regaining the physical competence (and mental incompetence) of a teenager.

Etymology: re- (prefix) + puberty (physiological process of sexual maturation) + -ise (suffix)

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Haha! :) Voted! - Rhyme79, 2012-10-11: 10:18:00

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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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Juvescrip

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joo-vuh-skrip

Sentence: Willy is so happy with his new juvescrip for Cialis. Just like in the commercial he installed two bathtubs in the backyard. Now he needs to figure out how to get his wife in the other tub and what this has to do with sex.

Etymology: juvenile (young; youthful) + scrip (a prescription, as for a drug)

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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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Adoselescent

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Add-oce-les-sent

Sentence: After two hours of a spoonful of the medicine, I could clearly see the adoselescents of it. She was whining in a feeble position on the floor, and all functions of "going" in the toilet became null and void.

Etymology: Adolescent (a young person) + dose (a prescribed amount of medicine)

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

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