Verboticism: Retrocussion

Retrocussion

Created by: mplsbohemian

Definition: n. An unintended consequence of medical or psychological therapy, especially if the therapy is supposed to make you feel "young again". v. To feel young and stupid again.

Pronunciation: reh-troh-KUHSH-uhn

Sentence: When Alex's father purchased a Maserati for his fiftieth birthday, the retrocussions were embarrassing, especially when Alex would introduce girlfriends to his gold-laden, shades-wearing, slang-misusing dad.

Etymology: retro- + repercussion

Points: 455

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Comments: Retrocussion

rephil - 2007-06-18: 10:15:00
Came alive when read in the sentence -- nice!