Verboticism: Chroniqueue

Chroniqueue

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

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: 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 - 2009-03-04: 09:40:00
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.

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

silveryaspen - 2009-03-04: 10:58:00
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: 10:59:00
Oops ... I should have begun that last sentence with 'I like'.