Verboticism: Malapubism

Malapubism

Created by: bigdog

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: mahl-ah-pube-izm

Sentence: Ever since Gerry Atric started taking his viagra cocktail, he's demonstrating all sorts of malapubisms - started skateboarding at 70 and suddenly everyone's a "dude"...

Etymology: malapropism (incorrect or undesirable word usage) + pubescence

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Comments: Malapubism

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-18: 14:22:00
just saw this - very clever!

ajcor - 2007-06-20: 19:12:00
Takes me back - where?