Verboticism: Wompachat

'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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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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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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Snoozeloquate

Created by: pendraghon

Pronunciation: snüz-LO-qwate

Sentence: The dental tech snoozeloquated throughout my cleaning, boring me to tears.

Etymology: snooze (to sleep or nap)origin unknown; Loquate from Loquacious (wordy), Latin loquac-, loquax, from loqui to speak v. snoozeloquate, snoozeloquation, snoozeloquated n. snoozeloquator

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Verbandagize

Created by: NeuroGlyph

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Jabwitter

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Jabb-wit-er

Sentence: Dr B. Kindly always resorted to the tried and tested method of jabwitter to put his patients at ease while injecting them. He would ask them trivial questions, such as, where they were going for their holiday or what they intended to have for lunch to distract their attention away from the pain. After twenty years in the profession he found this was the best tactic to use on most people.

Etymology: Jab(a hypodermic injection) + Witter(to speak about trivial matters) = Jabwitter

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Yackattack

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: YAK-uh-tak

Sentence: When Bertrand went in for his dental appointments he knew he was going to be bombarded with a yackattack from the dentist who never seemed to run out of inane questions and commments.

Etymology: Blend of 'yack' (Prolonged, sometimes senseless talk; chatter) and 'attack' (to set about (a task) or go to work on (a thing) vigorously)

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Hospitalitalk

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: hos.pit.al.lee.torque

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Etymology: hospital, talk

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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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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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Fluoridious

Created by: idavecook

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