Verboticism: Waitwatcher

'But Doctor, this is an emergency!'

DEFINITION: v. To wait patiently, or perhaps not, for a little bit of medical attention and hopefully some relief from what ails you. n. A person who is sick, and tired, and waiting for medical care.

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Impatient

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: em-pay-shunt

Sentence: Doctor! The impatients are rioting in the waiting room!

Etymology: impatient + patient

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Grimpatient

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: grim-PAY-shunt

Sentence: Sue Ellen was doing her very best to remain cheerful but as the hours wore on and she continued to be ignored by the ER staff while feeling progressively worse she went from being an ordinary outpatient to being a grimpatient, angry and no longer a stoic and tolerant person.

Etymology: Blend of 'grim' (Dismal; gloomy) and 'patient'...dual meaning (a person who is under medical care or treatment) and (having or showing the capacity for endurance) --- a play on the word 'impatient'.

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Illdoctaramous

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: eel-doc-ta-ray-mose

Sentence: Susie patiently waited as his patient in the tiny room chilled to the bone,adorned in that tiny paper top. She had waited so long that she became so "illdoctaramous" that she almost lost it and was about to ram her fist into the wall as she flew into a rage! Yet,Susie was too sick to let my temper flare. After 2 and 1/2 hours of sickly waiting,he walks in all chipper and did not notice Susy's "illdotaramous" attitude towards him.

Etymology: Ill;sick. Doctar;Doctor. Ram;Ready to ram a fist in the wall. Ous;Beyond ready to ram a fist into the wall and too sick to care to wait any longer.

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Grimpatient

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: grim-PAY-shunt

Sentence: Wanda was doing her very best to remain cheerful but as the hours wore on and she continued to be ignored by the ER staff while feeling progressively worse she went from being an ordinary outpatient to being a grimpatient, angry and no longer a stoic and tolerant person.

Etymology: Blend of 'grim' (Dismal; gloomy) and 'patient'...dual meaning (a person who is under medical care or treatment) and (having or showing the capacity for endurance) --- a play on the word 'impatient'.

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COMMENTS:

wonderful choice of words with a perfect blending. Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 01:02:00

like it - galwaywegian, 2009-03-04: 11:10:00

clever word play - rombus, 2009-03-05: 07:52:00

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Forgetqueue

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fərgetkyoō

Sentence: As he waits to see the doctor, Roger can feel his once-robust memory slowly slipping away. The mind-numbing process they call triage is sapping his greatest asset. The feeling of rapid-onset Alzheimers is only enhanced by browsing outdated magazines. He had already forgotten the Alamo. The Dewey Decimal System will soon follow. He is caught in a forgetqueue. He is amused that they call this Emergency Room the Urgent Care Unit. An hour later he can't remember what urgent means. He is now focused remembering his own name. If he lets that go, he knows he will never get out of here.

Etymology: forget (inadvertently neglect to attend to, do, or mention) + queue (a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Brillianty hilarious "sentence"! BRAVO! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-04: 09:44:00

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Ticktoxic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tik tok sik

Sentence: her condition went from toxic to ticktoxic in the space of eight hours

Etymology: toxic tick tock

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Impatientitis

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: impāshəntītis

Sentence: The emergency room was packed with customers with afflictions ranging from mild to catastrophic. The loudest however was the one with a major case of impatientitis displaying raging symptoms of menow-menow.

Etymology: impatirnt (having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked) + itis (suffix used for forming names of inflammatory diseases)

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Waitingruined

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: way ting roo ind

Sentence: Okay, I have been waitingruined. I am normally a patient (pardon the pun) person, but I draw the line at having to sit in cramped, stuffy quarters with walking contagions for hours on end. This is the day I forgot to bring a novel (which I can usually start and finish in one wait session). Most people can start and end "Gone With The Wind" while awaiting the obstetrician. That is why so many babies are named Rhett, Scarlett, Melanie & Ashley! The magazines are ancient, sneezed on and would give CSI enough forensics to call the CDC in Atlanta. Why do doctors make appointments, when they are just approximate (plus 2 hours) timeframes? Wouldn't it be great to see statistics on how many patients expire from or as the result of lengthy stays in waiting rooms??? As a result, I make a long list before I go in of medical complaints, so that I get my money's worth while I am there!!

Etymology: waiting room (where you languish for hours on end with contagious peiople, just to see a doctor for a nano-seconmd who says, keep an eye on it and come back next week!) & Ruined (wrecked, destroyed, rendered useless)

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COMMENTS:

enjoyed every pun ... so well done! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 01:46:00

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Ouchpotato

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ow ch pot ay tow

Sentence: the ouchpotatoes sitting in dr. Godot's waiting room were not given much hope of being anytime soon judging by the demeanor of his receptionist, smiling faintly from behind the bullet proof glass.

Etymology: couch potato, ouch

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Doctor Godot ! GOOD ONE! Hahahahaha - metrohumanx, 2009-03-04: 09:42:00

terrific word and sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-04: 10:05:00

Perfection! Love your humor, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 11:04:00

great ref. - nothing happens/no meds! - splendiction, 2009-03-04: 19:19:00

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Impatients

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: im-pey-shuhnts

Sentence: The chart may have listed Rosie as an out-patient but the nurses designated her as one of the impatients.

Etymology: impatience (eagerly desirous) + patient (a person who is under medical care or treatment)

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