Verboticism: Impatients

'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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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 The feeling of rapid-onset Alzheimers is only enhanced by browsing outdated magazines.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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Congrewaited

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: con greh wait ed

Sentence: The receptionist tried to ignore the long suffering patients waiting to see the doctor. Earl Grey steeped slowly like a tea bag. Bud Light slow brewed like a beer. Sun Maid withered like a grape on the vine. Mr. Fleishman slowly rose like bread dough, only to be set back down again, and told not to rise again until called. These poor sick souls suffered interminably as they congrewaited.

Etymology: CON, CONGREGATE, WAITED. Con - to be told an untruth, such as the doctor will see you shortly. Congregate - people that have come together and wait together. Waited - to stay in one place, doing nothing for a period of time, in the expectation, or hope, that something will happen, like getting to see a doctor eventually.

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COMMENTS:

Modified song of the day: "Oh dear what can the matter be? Johnny's so long at the healthcare!" - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 01:05:00

made me think of a conga line - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-04: 10:07:00

Were they waiting for Dr. Seymore Patients??? - Nosila, 2009-03-05: 01:37:00

You betcha, Nosila! Nice embellishment, I luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-06: 03:19:00

Jabberwocky ... shall we dance? - silveryaspen, 2009-03-06: 03:19:00

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Anticipwaition

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: an/ti/sip/wate/shun

Sentence: The anticipwaition became palpable when the door from the waiting room opened to reveal another room full of anxious patients.

Etymology: wait + anticipation

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COMMENTS:

Splendid sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:54:00

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Curewaiter

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ker + way + ter

Sentence: Since Laurie realized that so many people waited for medical attention, it was becoming a bona-fide medical problem in itself. She decided to launch a drive called "wait for the cure" where volunteers would go down to waiting rooms in hospitals, clinics and medical offices to entertain and give moral support to the curewaiters who spend hour upon frustrating hour waiting to be seen by a doctor.

Etymology: Cure + Waiter >> Cure (remedy: a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain) Waiter (a person who waits or awaits)

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

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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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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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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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Remedally

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: re-MEE-dal-ee

Sentence: In haiku. A room of sneezes. Doctor calls 'next'. One less remedally.

Etymology: remedy + dally + remedial

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nice one petaj - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-04: 10:06:00

Gives new meaning to poetic justice! Magnificent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 11:06:00

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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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