Verboticism: Congrewaited

'But Doctor, this is an emergency!'

DEFINITION: v. To wait patiently, or perhaps not, for a little bit of medical attention and hopefully some relief from what ails you. n. A person who is sick, and tired, and waiting for medical care.

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: con greh wait ed

Sentence: The receptionist tried to ignore the long suffering patients waiting to see the doctor. Earl Grey steeped slowly like a tea bag. Bud Light slow brewed like a beer. Sun Maid withered like a grape on the vine. Mr. Fleishman slowly rose like bread dough, only to be set back down again, and told not to rise again until called. These poor sick souls suffered interminably as they congrewaited.

Etymology: CON, CONGREGATE, WAITED. Con - to be told an untruth, such as the doctor will see you shortly. Congregate - people that have come together and wait together. Waited - to stay in one place, doing nothing for a period of time, in the expectation, or hope, that something will happen, like getting to see a doctor eventually.

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Comments: Congrewaited

silveryaspen - 2009-03-04: 01:05:00
Modified song of the day: "Oh dear what can the matter be? Johnny's so long at the healthcare!"

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-04: 10:07:00
made me think of a conga line

Nosila - 2009-03-05: 01:37:00
Were they waiting for Dr. Seymore Patients???

silveryaspen - 2009-03-06: 03:19:00
You betcha, Nosila! Nice embellishment, I luv it!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-06: 03:19:00
Jabberwocky ... shall we dance?