Verboticism: Illfortunato

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Chroniqueue

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: KRON-ih-KYU (CHRONIQUEUER, CHRONIQUEUED)

Sentence: Doctor Terwilliger couldn't wait for retirement. After a grueling session with his shrink, he realized that he he had violated his hippocritic oath. When Doctor T saw the CHRONIQUEUE in his waiting room, he wished he'd installed that drive-up-window long ago. Glancing at the assorted afflictions, he entered his inner office, bolted out the back door and left prescriptions under the windshield wipers of each patient. The good doctor floored his Mercedes in an effort to reach the golf course on time, where he'd meet his investment banker and analyst to discuss his GOD complex, Swiss bank account and how to eke more bloodwork out of his nurse without raising her pay.

Etymology: CHRONIc + QUEUE = CHRONIQUEUE.....CHRONIC:marked by long duration or frequent recurrence, always present or encountered, constantly vexing, weakening, or troubling.....QUEUE: a waiting line especially of persons or vehicles,a sequence of messages or people held in temporary storage awaiting attention; French, literally, tail, from Old French cue, coe, Latin cauda, coda (1748).

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metrohumanx Q: WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING WORDS HAVE IN COMMON? Banana Dresser Grammar Potato Revive Uneven Assess...................A:If you move the first letter to the end of the word, you can spell the word backwards. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-04: 09:40:00

thanks for the answer to yesterday's riddle - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:55:00

now he's gone to 'phone service only' - the newest trend in the USA. Like the French flair in your word and etymology. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:58:00

Oops ... I should have begun that last sentence with 'I like'. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:59:00

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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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Toolonganimous

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: TOO long GAN uh muhs

Sentence: She was longanimous in her suffering, never even whispering a complaint or a whimper in spite of her pain. But that was the first eight hours, sitting in the hospital waiting room. By the ten hour mark she winced slightly whenever she had to move. When the doctor finally showed up after she had been there for twelve hours, she was toolonganimous. She no longer suffered silently.

Etymology: LONGANIMOUS: patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance TOO LONG:

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Great last line and word. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 11:09:00

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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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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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Anticipatient

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: an tis i pay shent

Sentence: The people in the ER waiting room tended to be anticipatient. They drank the awful coffee from the vending machine and then cued up for the toilets. Don't they know you do not buy it...you just rent coffee for a while?

Etymology: Anticipate (wait for) & Patient (a person who requires medical care;enduring without complaint)

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

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