Verboticism: Outerlocutor

'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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Outerlocutor

Created by: Deirdre

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Etymology: Form the word interlocutor, meaning a participant in a conversation.

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