Verboticism: Therapeuttics

'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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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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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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Revivisection

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: re-vivi-sect-shun

Sentence: By having the revivisection done, Mr. Jones felt like climbing rocks again.

Etymology: re- do again vivi - live section - procedure

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Tigerwoodical

Created by: jermainechambers44

Pronunciation: Tie-ger-wood-ical

Sentence: Agnas wanted to light a little fire in the bedroom,not burn down the town.She knew then that it could be nothing other than a case of Tigerwoodical,that been plagueing the old-folks home since they got the golf channel.

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Malapubism

Created by: bigdog

Pronunciation: mahl-ah-pube-izm

Sentence: Ever since Gerry Atric started taking his viagra cocktail, he's demonstrating all sorts of malapubisms - started skateboarding at 70 and suddenly everyone's a "dude"...

Etymology: malapropism (incorrect or undesirable word usage) + pubescence

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just saw this - very clever! - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 14:22:00

Takes me back - where? - ajcor, 2007-06-20: 19:12:00

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Reflixerlize

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Ree Flick Sir Lies

Sentence: I hesitated outside the brightly decorated shop and peered through the window. The shop was called Medimagic, it had only been trading for a month but already the business had got quiet a good reputation here in our little village of Greenwood, especially amongst the older community. Just the other day, while I was sitting on my wooden bench, relaxing in the afternoon sun outside my old little cottage. I was flabergasted to observe an energetic figure running towards me, my old mate Harold, 85 years old and there he was full of life like a sixteen year old lad! "They sell this herbal remedy George! They call it Relixerlize, I don't know what they put in it. It must be magic, look at me! I'm on fire" he loudly proclaimed, dancing around on my daffadils. Now here I was, curiosity got the better of me and I wanted a bit of what Harold had got. I stepped inside, I was getting myself some Relixerlize.

Etymology: reflex + elixer + revitalize = relixerlize reflex 1. noting or pertaining to an involuntary response to a stimulus 2. occurring in reaction; responsive. elixir 2.A substance believed to maintain life indefinitely. Also called elixir of life. 3. A substance or medicine believed to have the power to cure all ills. revitalize 1. to give new life to. 2. to give new vitality or vigor to.

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Friskifize

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: frisk-ee-fighs

Sentence: Dr., I want to friskifize myself. Can I get something over the counter, or should I try a shady, grey-market website?

Etymology: Frisky- energetic, horny. Suffix 'ize' to infer the subject becoming the nature of the verb.

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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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Rejuveninny

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rijoōvəninē

Sentence: Walter was having issues with his circulation. A side effect of his new prescription is increased blood flow to certain underused parts of his anatomy. His wife amused and bemused by his rejuveninny behavior.

Etymology: rejuvenate (make someone or something look or feel younger) + ninny (a foolish person)

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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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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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Youthanasia

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: yoo/thuh/ney/zee/ast

Sentence: Viagra and some other new miracle drugs are a form of youthanasia. With these drugs, young ideas, images and urgings are brought about in an old, incapable body.

Etymology: youth + euthanasia

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I always thought Youth In Asia was an evangelical missionary program... - rephil, 2007-06-18: 10:14:00

I thought Yoot in Asia was a documentary about Seaman creator Yoot Saito. - jadenguy, 2007-06-18: 11:45:00

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