Verboticism: Reflixerlize

'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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Ponce

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: pawnse

Sentence: Dr. A: "How did the procedure work out for Mrs. Hyde?" Nurse B: "The face lift turned out great -- got her a new boy toy. But he left over the stretch marks from the lipo -- so that was a bit of a ponce.

Etymology: Colloquial -- after Juan Ponce De Leon, first Spanish governor of Puerto Rico and legendary seeker of the Fountain of Youth.

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Backlapse

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbækˌlæps/

Sentence: Since I no longer owned any Quicksilver t-shirts or jams, the effects of the backlapse were mild, and I merely spent the day playing Prince of Persia.

Etymology: From backlash + relapse

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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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Reacten

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: re/act/ten

Sentence: Istead of giving him Reactin the pharmacist gave him Reacten. His wife couldn't figure out why he was dressing like Denis the Menace

Etymology: reactin + ten

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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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Therapeuttics

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: ther-a-pew-tix

Sentence: Jim felt young again after he started taking the pills. He had endless energy and couldn't sit still. Unfortunately, the side effect was an uncurable nervous tic, where his head twitched manically all day and night. His wife left him and everyone pointed and laughed at him in the streets. But to him the therapeuttics were worth it. They'd all be dead and he'd be living it up in Ibiza.

Etymology: therapeutic (helpful healing) + tic (persistent muscular contraction)

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Therapoops

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: there-ap-oops

Sentence: Dr. Evil didn't warn Albert & Lena about possible side effects or that therapoops is known to occur in older people.

Etymology: therapy + oops!

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COMMENTS:

I think that this word also describes that "cleansing" diet. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 12:53:00

like the liver detox thingy? - remistram, 2007-06-18: 14:36:00

Yep, the dietrhea. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 14:39:00

but of course...is dietrhea yours? - remistram, 2007-06-18: 15:11:00

If you mean have I ever tried that dietrhea - no. I'd likely gag on the tonic shitzer. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 15:23:00

I think that's a runs-on sentence. - Clayton, 2007-06-18: 19:55:00

you guys areeeebbjbbb....sorry i slipped...its hard to type at the moment because i'm sitting on a loose stool - rikboyee, 2007-06-18: 21:21:00

ok enough verbal diarrhea! (my apologies...) - remistram, 2007-06-19: 09:47:00

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Cocoonsequence

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: cah-coon-see-kwens

Sentence: sure, i had extra vitality, but the appearance of 15 superfluous nipples was an upsetting cocoonsequence

Etymology: consequence, cocoon[the movie...with steve guttenberg]

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COMMENTS:

too much catnip pill error, i'd say - galwaywegian, 2007-06-18: 06:18:00

Sheesh, that's some breast unhancement! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 09:38:00

She must have misread the part where it said it would improve her mammary. unrelate: Everybody knows Wilford Brimley was the star of Cocoon! - jadenguy, 2007-06-18: 11:51:00

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Medidating

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: medidātng

Sentence: Since Edith passed Richard has had little interest in re-kindling his love life but his doctor has introduced him to a new sport; medidating. A couple of little pills give him the redumb to seek out the company of women with confidunce.

Etymology: medicate (administer medicine or a drug to someone) + dating (a social or romantic appointment or engagement)

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COMMENTS:

clever... - mweinmann, 2010-01-12: 07:41:00

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Reflixerlize

sanssouci

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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