Verboticism: Spryedeffect

'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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Malapubism

Created by: bigdog

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:

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

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

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Amoroops

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Amor + oops

Sentence: Jenny, bothered by her husbands new "condition", called his Doctor to ask, "How many more mornings am I going to have to put up with his desire for Fruit Loops and Amoroops for Breakfast"?

Etymology: Amorous ( passionate ) + oops ( mistake )

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Spryproduct

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: spry-pra-duct

Sentence: The therapy had the weirdest spryproduct - he started doing cartwheels after every session!

Etymology: spry (lively or active) + product; pun on byproduct (side effect)

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful! - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:22:00

Though I think your pronunciation has one too many syllables. - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:23:00

I fixed the pronunciation guide - thanks! - serendipity9000, 2007-06-18: 12:30:00

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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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Youtherapy

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: You-ther-apy

Sentence: A heavy dose of youtherapy has made John realize what he's been missing all these years.

Etymology: Youth + therapy

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Reflixerlize

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Ree Flick Sir Lies

Sentence: I hesitated outside the brightly decorated shop and peered through the window. The shop was called Medimagic, it had only been trading for a month but already the business had got quiet a good reputation here in our little village of Greenwood, especially amongst the older community. Just the other day, while I was sitting on my wooden bench, relaxing in the afternoon sun outside my old little cottage. I was flabergasted to observe an energetic figure running towards me, my old mate Harold, 85 years old and there he was full of life like a sixteen year old lad! "They sell this herbal remedy George! They call it Relixerlize, I don't know what they put in it. It must be magic, look at me! I'm on fire" he loudly proclaimed, dancing around on my daffadils. Now here I was, curiosity got the better of me and I wanted a bit of what Harold had got. I stepped inside, I was getting myself some Relixerlize.

Etymology: reflex + elixer + revitalize = relixerlize reflex 1. noting or pertaining to an involuntary response to a stimulus 2. occurring in reaction; responsive. elixir 2.A substance believed to maintain life indefinitely. Also called elixir of life. 3. A substance or medicine believed to have the power to cure all ills. revitalize 1. to give new life to. 2. to give new vitality or vigor to.

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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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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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Testosterampage

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tess-TOST-ehr-ram-paij

Sentence: Harleigh was a very sedate and well behaved senior citizen until he began taking some 'new age' suppliments he got thru a TV offer and after a few days on the therapy he went on a testosterage, not only frightening his wife, Heloise, but wearing her to a frazzle as well.

Etymology: Blend of 'testosterone' (n. the sex hormone, C 19 H 28 O 2 , secreted by the testes, that stimulates the development of male sex organs, secondary sexual traits, and sperm) and 'rampage' (n. violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive)

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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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