Verboticism: Viatrogenesis

'It's about my husband's new prescription '

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.

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Spryedeffect

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: OOPS! - SHOULD READ: Sprydefect! (Pron: SPRYIDE-e-fekked. Fekked, like my typing. I can't believe I managed to misspell a word I made up! ;-)

Sentence: While Granny was initially happy the little pill had brought some lovin' back into their bedroom, being awakened ten times a night by an urgent poking in the small of her back was rapidly becoming an unwelcomed sprydefect of the drug.

Etymology: spry + defect

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Reptiledysfunction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rep tyl dis funk shun

Sentence: When Stan's libido started to take long vacations, he went to the doctor to get some help in the form of little blue pills. After taking one or two, he started displaying unusual side effects. One of the more disturbing was what his wife Joyce called his reptiledysfunction. He ran around like a randy iguana. He stood in a menacing stance, tongue flicking in and out of his mouth, singing, "We're off to see the Lizard, the wonderful Lizard of Awes". Time to get that dosage checked...

Etymology: Reptile (any cold-blooded vertebrate) & Dysfunction ((medicine) any disturbance in the function of an organ or body part) and Wordplay on Erectile Dysfunction (the reason they made Viagra and such products-impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis)

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Notthis

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: not-thees [thin]

Sentence: Mr. Crooks always had a problem with his ears. One day, he went to the doctor and asked, "Doctor, my ears are semi-deaf. Hell, I can't even hear my own farts." The doctor gave him a wonder medicine that was described to miraculously heal the ears. One day, the meds kicked in and he was rushed to the emergency room with the wife screaming, "Notthis! Notthis!" The emergeny room was in a mess when the medicine that the doctor gave Mr. Crooks intensified his flatus rather than aid his hearing.

Etymology: not this

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Therapeeeek

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ther + up + eek!

Sentence: Oh gosh, Grandpa's doing one-armed Marine pushups in the garden again - I wish he'd never gotten that therapeeeek.

Etymology: therapy + eek

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Viactra

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Vie Act Tra

Sentence: Eugene's viactra had gotten so bad, he just asked his granddaughter to the prom.

Etymology: Viagra + Actor

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Rejuveninny

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rijoōvəninē

Sentence: Walter was having issues with his circulation. A side effect of his new prescription is increased blood flow to certain underused parts of his anatomy. His wife amused and bemused by his rejuveninny behavior.

Etymology: rejuvenate (make someone or something look or feel younger) + ninny (a foolish person)

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Rejuveneighties

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ree JOO ven ay teez

Sentence: Randy has entered his rejuveneighties - that time of life with renewed vigor and the feeling that he should finish all those items on his "Bucket List" before it's too late. He also notices that many women eye him, and therefore says magnanimously that he should "make the rounds" and "give them what they want." But the main reason they pay attention to him is that he's one of the few available men remaining.

Etymology: rejuvenate + eighties (age)

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Panaceaccentuation

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: pan ay see ak sen shu ay shon

Sentence: Little did Thomas realize that the memory pills would have this level of panaceaccentation. Soon, he was remembering the entire history of his family, learning deeper and darker secrets than he'd ever hoped to imagine, having seen in reminiscent first hand the moment of his conception, and what his father was doing at the other side of town when it happened.

Etymology: panacea + accentuation

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COMMENTS:

The ashes of the latter half of last week are beneath me, forgotten, as I am reborn, at work again, assuming this week will suck as well. also, if you wanted to know what his dad was doing, *spoilers* probably drinking? - jadenguy, 2007-06-18: 11:38:00

His father must have been well hung -over to have managed it from the other side of town - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 11:49:00

that wasn't exactly the case, but let's just say they decided to stay together once the killherinsticts subsided. - jadenguy, 2007-06-18: 11:59:00

His mother was a peter panderer. (oops) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 13:00:00

Actually I think she only dated Dicks - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 14:25:00

She dated John's son for a schlong time - maybe he was the father. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 15:20:00

I think you're being a bit hard on John's son - he always practised safe sex - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 15:43:00

HA! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 15:53:00

i warned you guys about getting cocky with puns! i'm really gonna have to drop The Hammer sometimes. it's getting hard to come here night after night. - jadenguy, 2007-06-18: 17:27:00

OMG, too funny! I guess the pen-is mightier than the sword! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 17:55:00

hehe - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 19:38:00

So, she dated John's son, and gave birth to Thomas, but where was John's Thomas? And how could she have known that Thomas wood grow into such a firm specimen? Sure, he seemed like a rigid tool to all the dorks he played ball with, but the staff found it hard to yank him. Of course, most of the jerks were jealous, having seen him whack multiple times with his club. Many of them attributed his exceptional schmuck to his years of wang chun training in Hung Dong. By the bellend he was ready to toss in the towel. - Clayton, 2007-06-18: 19:52:00

Clayton - you really are the master..... - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-18: 19:58:00

I try. How's that for a happy ending? - Clayton, 2007-06-18: 23:35:00

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Youthagra

Created by: Jeaneai

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Viatrogenesis

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: vi-a-tro-gen-e-sis

Sentence: Your husband's behaviour may result from a rare side effect sometimes referred to as clinical viatrogenesis. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Etymology: Viagra + iatrogenesis ( means "brought forth by a healer" )

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