Verboticism: Backteriology

'Poor thing, maybe I shouldn't have stepped on him.'

DEFINITION: v. To do something decisive and then immediately start to have doubts, wondering if you did the right thing. n. Second thoughts, or second guesses, about a decision or an action you have made but cannot change.

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: back tear y all o gee (more pun fun)

Sentence: No one likes the backruptcy of second thoughts that disturb your judgement of the second peace, and put you in a judgement daze. Is this back behavior akin to bad behavior? Probably!!! And it's more dangerous to your mental health, too. Nearly all people have been afflicted with second thoughts, at some time or another. The second-psysightchiatrists are always trying to analyze this ask-back-words, all pervasive condition, among all humans. They have named it backteriology.

Etymology: First there is the very obvious homonymous pun on bacteriology. As bacteriology is the study of bacteria, BACKTERIOLOGY is the study (the OLOGY) of the BACK lash of those deleTERIOous and posTERIOr (after/secondary) thoughts, of previous decisions. /// Oh yes, as you surmised, ask-back-words is definitely a play on assbackwards! Sadly, the second-psysightchiatrists, like the rest of us, still haven't found a way to snatch-back-words, so it is an incurable condition.

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Comments: Backteriology

metrohumanx - 2009-03-31: 02:23:00
Your tale made me want to study back-TEARY-ology again!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-31: 02:29:00
Ah shucks, metrohumanx, don't cry! Lots of times those second thought just make you feel better about the good decision you made!

galwaywegian - 2009-03-31: 05:43:00
I thought backteriology was when you were so cross eyed, your tears ran down you back. Great word!

Nosila - 2009-03-31: 15:04:00
I thought it was about backwaryology...the fear of getting a little behind in your work!

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-31: 16:01:00

mweinmann - 2009-03-31: 19:03:00
backing up a bit is sometimes wise, even if its too late....great word and story.

kateinkorea - 2009-03-31: 23:37:00
Great entertainment as always! Good job.