Verboticism: Awkwords

'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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Painfutter

Created by: Seth89

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: painful utter

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Proprattlaction

Created by: jmckays

Pronunciation: pro-prattl-aktion

Sentence: The doctor's proprattlaction proved ineffective as the scope slid into an intimate location no one but myself and my closest lovers had gone before...

Etymology: professional; prattle; distraction

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Therapalaver

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: THAYR ah puh LAV er

Sentence: Believe it or not, the exercises for my burned hand weren't nearly as painful as the therapalaver I had to be subjected to during the treatments. At least talking about the record-setting snowfall in our area, how difficult it was to drive to the clinic, etc., gave me about two weeks off from listening to celebrity gossip....

Etymology: therapy + palaver (superfluous or idle talk)

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Obligastory

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: oh/blig/a/story

Sentence: Every six months I am muzzled and forced to listen to the dentist's obligastory about his three sons - almost as boring as his drill.

Etymology: obligatory + story

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Defearism

Created by: aigle101

Pronunciation: de-fear-ism

Sentence: To "defear"in a moment of extreme fear or panic: "The dentist used defearism to make the patient feel comfortable"

Etymology: de; to undo - fear ;terribly scared of something

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COMMENTS:

makes sense to me .... - aigle101, 2007-10-17: 13:49:00

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Unnecesspeak

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Un-ne-ciss-speak

Sentence: I longed for a speedy outcome which I knew was unlikely due to a constant barrage of unnecesspeak.

Etymology: Unnecessary Speak.

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Qandaches

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kew and ayks

Sentence: Dr. Yvonne is one multi-tasking dentist. She can mask up, get both fists in your mouth simultaneously, probe and scrape and poke and pull and all the while, ask what you thought about medical/political/societal and philosophical issues, while giving you the benefit of her own thoughts on each topic and understanding your feeble, numb, unintelligible answers. At the same time, she gives verbal notes to her dental assistant for your file, as she tells her what she needs next and calculates your bill and how much your insurance will pay for each treatment. Yes, she has QandAches down to a fine science. No wonder they call her Leader of the Plaque!

Etymology: Q and A (Questions and Answers)& Aches (a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain; be the source of pain;feel physical pain)

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Vexferous

Created by: alyssatassi

Pronunciation: vex/fer /us

Sentence: He was the most Vexfurus dentist as he shoved the drill in my mouth

Etymology: vex comes from the word vexatatious which means troubling the nerves or peace of mins ferus comes from vociferous which means loud and insistent.

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Sweetjib

Created by: parm289

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Soothesay

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: sue-th-say

Sentence: The soothesaying ran on endlessly throughout the consultation until finally at the end the doctor gasped for a drink of water and I managed to sneak out of the surgery before she could launch into her predictions for my future health.

Etymology: soothe + say + soothsayer

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-16: 09:32:00

Thanks for the chuckle! - aayeye, 2007-10-16: 10:11:00

Good sentence; nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-16: 23:04:00

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