Verboticism: Therapeeeek

'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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Youthagra

Created by: Jeaneai

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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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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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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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Spryproduct

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: spry-pra-duct

Sentence: The therapy had the weirdest spryproduct - he started doing cartwheels after every session!

Etymology: spry (lively or active) + product; pun on byproduct (side effect)

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful! - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:22:00

Though I think your pronunciation has one too many syllables. - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:23:00

I fixed the pronunciation guide - thanks! - serendipity9000, 2007-06-18: 12:30:00

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Reflixerlize

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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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Reptiledysfunction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rep tyl dis funk shun

Sentence: When Stan's libido started to take long vacations, he went to the doctor to get some help in the form of little blue pills. After taking one or two, he started displaying unusual side effects. One of the more disturbing was what his wife Joyce called his reptiledysfunction. He ran around like a randy iguana. He stood in a menacing stance, tongue flicking in and out of his mouth, singing, "We're off to see the Lizard, the wonderful Lizard of Awes". Time to get that dosage checked...

Etymology: Reptile (any cold-blooded vertebrate) & Dysfunction ((medicine) any disturbance in the function of an organ or body part) and Wordplay on Erectile Dysfunction (the reason they made Viagra and such products-impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis)

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Testosterampage

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tess-TOST-ehr-ram-paij

Sentence: Harleigh was a very sedate and well behaved senior citizen until he began taking some 'new age' suppliments he got thru a TV offer and after a few days on the therapy he went on a testosterage, not only frightening his wife, Heloise, but wearing her to a frazzle as well.

Etymology: Blend of 'testosterone' (n. the sex hormone, C 19 H 28 O 2 , secreted by the testes, that stimulates the development of male sex organs, secondary sexual traits, and sperm) and 'rampage' (n. violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive)

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Slideeffect

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: slide/eefekt

Sentence: The slideefect to the new medication made Bob wear baggy pants that hung low on his hips and let his underwear show. It gave a whole new meaning to slip slidin away

Etymology: slide + side effect

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COMMENTS:

Glad you put that song in my head. "Let's Get It On" was kinda inappropriate for work. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 06:54:00

Excellent word. - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:22:00

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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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