Verboticism: Defearism

'This may hurt a little. So tell me, how are your kids?'

DEFINITION: n., Forced small talk used by professional caregivers to put patients at ease. (Not usually effective.) v., To ask insipid questions while subjecting a person to an intimate, awkward or painful procedure.

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Outerlocutor

Created by: Deirdre

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Etymology: Form the word interlocutor, meaning a participant in a conversation.

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Jabbertalky

Created by: TheFlawlessWord

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Sentence: "Beware the Jabbertalk, my twit! The hose that sucks, the drills that buzz! Beware the dental bird, and spit The voluminous cottonmouth fuzz!"

Etymology: Apologies to Lewis Carroll

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Drivelish

Created by: Boomertoo

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Sentence: The dental staff's drivelish did not distract him from anxiously awaiting the procedure.

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Versadism

Created by: ngrzeda

Pronunciation: ver/sa/dism

Sentence: In between the doctor's incessant one-way conversation his smile could be seen all throughout Kyle's painful procedure; his versadism obvious to any onlooker.

Etymology: ver - verse sadism - delight in cruelty

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Folaxblabber

Created by: 532915

Pronunciation: fo-lax-blab-ber

Sentence: When Drew broke his arm was the doctor folaxblabbered to ease his pain more.

Etymology: F0-Fake LAX-relax BLABBER- small tall

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Speakuneasy

Created by: KenM2

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Sentence: as soon as the dentist placed the the drill in my mouth he started his speakuneasy.

Etymology: speak and uneasy

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Dentachatter

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dentachatər

Sentence: To avoid the dentachatter Ron would sometimes pretend to doze off. Even when he flinched the dentist allowed him to continue the ruse.

Etymology: dental (of or relating to the teeth) + chatter (talk rapidly or incessantly about trivial matters)

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Proprattlaction

Created by: jmckays

Pronunciation: pro-prattl-aktion

Sentence: The doctor's proprattlaction proved ineffective as the scope slid into an intimate location no one but myself and my closest lovers had gone before...

Etymology: professional; prattle; distraction

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Interrorgate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in ter or gayt

Sentence: When Dr.Payne had George in her dental chair, she often asked him casual questions to get his mind off his ordeal. But since he really could not answer the questions properly, he felt this questioning was a way to interrorgate him.

Etymology: Interrogate (pose a series of questions to) & Terror (an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety)

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Medigab

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: med/i/gab

Sentence: Dentist's medigab is designed to move the patient's attention past the procedure so they will be somewhat more relaxed.

Etymology: MEDIGAB - noun - from - MEDICAL + GAB

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