Verboticism: Anesthymology

'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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Nitrousyakside

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: nye-truhs-YAK-syed

Sentence: Little did the dentist know that Alex could counter her nitrousyakside by talking even longer and more boringly than she.

Etymology: nitrous oxide (administered at the beginning of dental work to ease pain) + yak + bedside manner

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Chatation

Created by: Juny1

Pronunciation: chat-eh-tion

Sentence: The doctor enjoyed the chatation, being done to the paitent

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Mandrivel

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: man/dri/vel

Sentence:

Etymology: mandible (jaw bone) + drivel

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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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Afflictscussion

Created by: amandaprater

Pronunciation: uh-flixs-cuss-shun

Sentence: As the dentist poked around in the patients mouth, he asked the patient about his family. The afflictscussion was obvious as he tried to answer.

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Yaplacate

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: Yeah-plaa-kate

Sentence: Mr. Smith, the family doctor of the Joneses, often yaplicated to his patients so that he could carry on in his torturous dentistry operations without recieving yelps and complaints from his patients.

Etymology: yap (talk), placate (sooth)

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COMMENTS:

Says it all! - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 17:47:00

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Defearism

Created by: aigle101

Pronunciation: de-fear-ism

Sentence: To "defear"in a moment of extreme fear or panic: "The dentist used defearism to make the patient feel comfortable"

Etymology: de; to undo - fear ;terribly scared of something

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COMMENTS:

makes sense to me .... - aigle101, 2007-10-17: 13:49:00

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Jawdulation

Created by: KatieG

Pronunciation: jaw-do-lat-shon

Sentence:

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Eyedoangiveashitchat

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: Eye-doan-give-ay-shit-chat

Sentence: The two convention-goers made eyedoangiveashitchat while waiting for the elevator to take them to Karaoke night at the hotel's fireside lounge. Neither were enriched by the experience

Etymology: The name says it all... ;-)

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COMMENTS:

Btw: I consider singing Karaoke at a Hotel lounge to be an intimate, awkward AND painful procedure. ;D - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-18: 15:31:00

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Distromain

Created by: lauren

Pronunciation: dis/tro/main

Sentence:

Etymology: dist ffrom distract, rom from 'from', and ain from pain.

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