Verboticism: Youthanasia

'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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Backlapse

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbækˌlæps/

Sentence: Since I no longer owned any Quicksilver t-shirts or jams, the effects of the backlapse were mild, and I merely spent the day playing Prince of Persia.

Etymology: From backlash + relapse

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Phonypubepoints

Created by: ajcor

Pronunciation: as it sounds

Sentence: Cyril suffered delightedly from PhonyPubePoints after taking his herbal remedy for hair loss and ingrowing toe nails.

Etymology: Phony - as in fake Pube as in pubescent = youth Points as in an unexpected hardening of personal protubing muscle = tent pegs

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Youthanasia

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: yoo/thuh/ney/zee/ast

Sentence: Viagra and some other new miracle drugs are a form of youthanasia. With these drugs, young ideas, images and urgings are brought about in an old, incapable body.

Etymology: youth + euthanasia

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Geripediomophism

Created by: marinus

Pronunciation: geri-pee-di-o-morph-ism

Sentence: Grandpa said the pills made him feel twenty years younger, but after he broke his hip mountain biking we began to suspect that it was that geripediomophism the new commercials warned about.

Etymology: geriatric (old). pediatric (young). ideo- greek prefix "image" morph- form

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Retrocussion

Created by: mplsbohemian

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Juveniledelinconsequence

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: joo ven eyl de lin kon se kwens

Sentence: Mabel was on the phone to her husband Walter's doctor about his most recent prescription and it's bizarre side effects. She asked him if was supposed to make him act young and immature again. "No", said, Dr. Gerry N. Tologist, "it's just supposed to revive his libido". "Well", said Mabel, "It has not done that because he is too busy listening to rap music, wearing his pants too low and acting like a punk. In fact, he's been arrested for driving his power chair too fast and spraying graffiti all over the neighbours' fences. I am throwing out these pills, because I cannot live with the juveniledelinconsequence of his actions!"

Etymology: Juvenile Deliquent (a young offender) & Consequence (aftermath;result;outcome of an action)

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COMMENTS:

sanssouci wow what long word, it works too - sanssouci, 2010-01-13: 14:59:00

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Slideeffect

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: slide/eefekt

Sentence: The slideefect to the new medication made Bob wear baggy pants that hung low on his hips and let his underwear show. It gave a whole new meaning to slip slidin away

Etymology: slide + side effect

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COMMENTS:

Glad you put that song in my head. "Let's Get It On" was kinda inappropriate for work. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 06:54:00

Excellent word. - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:22:00

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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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Friskifize

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: frisk-ee-fighs

Sentence: Dr., I want to friskifize myself. Can I get something over the counter, or should I try a shady, grey-market website?

Etymology: Frisky- energetic, horny. Suffix 'ize' to infer the subject becoming the nature of the verb.

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Cocoonsequence

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: cah-coon-see-kwens

Sentence: sure, i had extra vitality, but the appearance of 15 superfluous nipples was an upsetting cocoonsequence

Etymology: consequence, cocoon[the movie...with steve guttenberg]

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COMMENTS:

too much catnip pill error, i'd say - galwaywegian, 2007-06-18: 06:18:00

Sheesh, that's some breast unhancement! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-18: 09:38:00

She must have misread the part where it said it would improve her mammary. unrelate: Everybody knows Wilford Brimley was the star of Cocoon! - jadenguy, 2007-06-18: 11:51:00

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