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'This may hurt a little. So tell me, how are your kids?'

DEFINITION: n., Forced small talk used by professional caregivers to put patients at ease. (Not usually effective.) v., To ask insipid questions while subjecting a person to an intimate, awkward or painful procedure.

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Obligastory

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: oh/blig/a/story

Sentence: Every six months I am muzzled and forced to listen to the dentist's obligastory about his three sons - almost as boring as his drill.

Etymology: obligatory + story

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Soothesay

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: sue-th-say

Sentence: The soothesaying ran on endlessly throughout the consultation until finally at the end the doctor gasped for a drink of water and I managed to sneak out of the surgery before she could launch into her predictions for my future health.

Etymology: soothe + say + soothsayer

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-16: 09:32:00

Thanks for the chuckle! - aayeye, 2007-10-16: 10:11:00

Good sentence; nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-16: 23:04:00

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Hospitalitalk

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: hos.pit.al.lee.torque

Sentence:

Etymology: hospital, talk

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Spitchat

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: spit-chat

Sentence: Harold hated having to spitchat with the dentist when he had a mouth full of drool from novicaine and dental instruments jammed under his gums.

Etymology: wordplay on chitchat: an informal conversation

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Distromain

Created by: lauren

Pronunciation: dis/tro/main

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Etymology: dist ffrom distract, rom from 'from', and ain from pain.

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Painfutter

Created by: Seth89

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: painful utter

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Distractigab

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: di-strakt-ih-gab

Sentence: Part of medical training is a day of distractigab techniques, tips for safe topics and appropriate tone of voice. They generally pratice on squirrels and rats.

Etymology: distract + gab (yammer, chat)

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COMMENTS:

Love the word!!! So descriptive. - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 17:47:00

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Verbandagize

Created by: NeuroGlyph

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Shiberism

Created by: Jpwareham

Pronunciation: Shi/ber/ism

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Etymology: Shi-random,berism- type of gibberous

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Proprattlaction

Created by: jmckays

Pronunciation: pro-prattl-aktion

Sentence: The doctor's proprattlaction proved ineffective as the scope slid into an intimate location no one but myself and my closest lovers had gone before...

Etymology: professional; prattle; distraction

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-16: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you again remistram! ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2007-10-16: 05:32:00
Great definition and cartoon. Recently, I have had the need to attend a variety of medical professionals, and find that they engage in a fair bit of small talk. Dentists , by far, chatter and, also, seem to recommend the use of a wide range of products.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-16: 17:54:00
Thanks Ozziebob! I too have been at the dentist and walked out not only with a sore tooth, but also with a sore ear. ~ James

lumina - 2008-09-11: 00:50:00
whynecology

lumina - 2008-09-11: 00:56:00
Sorry bout that...didn't meant to comment...hit wrong button.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-11: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James