Verboticism: Eloquesia

Eloquesia

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

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.

Pronunciation: ello-QWEE-shuh

Sentence: Dr. Lonnigan's eloquesia wasn't putting Harry at ease. In fact, his muttercal [filtered through medical apparatus] responses were painful to make and - to his ears - unintelligible.

Etymology: Eloqu(ence) + (anesth)esia EDIT: it occured to me that the word Queasy is sort of in there. I know I get a little queasy when the doctor starts talking to me.

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Comments: Eloquesia

OZZIEBOB - 2007-10-16: 23:02:00
Will Doc Lonegan's eloquesia, cause Harry to have alopecia?! Great word.