Verboticism: Whynecology

'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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Anesthymology

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Uh-nes-thym-ology

Sentence: The dentist absentmindedly practiced anesthymology when he attempted to distract his patients while he worked.

Etymology: Anesthesia- ology

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Chatquilizer

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: chat-kwil-eye-zer

Sentence: she had become quite adept at chatquilizing her patients

Etymology: chat, tranquilizer

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Eloquesia

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: ello-QWEE-shuh

Sentence: Dr. Lonnigan's eloquesia wasn't putting Harry at ease. In fact, his muttercal [filtered through medical apparatus] responses were painful to make and - to his ears - unintelligible.

Etymology: Eloqu(ence) + (anesth)esia EDIT: it occured to me that the word Queasy is sort of in there. I know I get a little queasy when the doctor starts talking to me.

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Will Doc Lonegan's eloquesia, cause Harry to have alopecia?! Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-16: 23:02:00

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Drivelect

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: driv-a-leck

Sentence: I sat there helpless, having to listen to my dentist's drivelect for hours!

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Antiease

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: an-ti-ease

Sentence: The obgyn's kind and gentle words before the examination were all antiease.

Etymology: Against feeling at ease.

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Outerlocutor

Created by: Deirdre

Pronunciation:

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

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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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Unnecesspeak

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Un-ne-ciss-speak

Sentence: I longed for a speedy outcome which I knew was unlikely due to a constant barrage of unnecesspeak.

Etymology: Unnecessary Speak.

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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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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: medical + gab

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petaj And not freak out when they see the bill. - petaj, 2007-10-16: 09:05:00

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