Verboticism: Forgetqueue

Forgetqueue

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Created by: artr

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.

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 The feeling of rapid-onset Alzheimers is only enhanced by browsing outdated magazines.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: Forgetqueue

metrohumanx - 2009-03-04: 09:44:00
Brillianty hilarious "sentence"! BRAVO!