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'Well Doc, will I ever be young again?'

DEFINITION: v. To spend years and years wishing you could be young again, only to discover that it's actually happening, but not exactly as you imagined. n. The fear the you are getting so old that people will start treating you like a baby

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Unkindrewind

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: un kynd ree wynd

Sentence: James had a daydream his whole life that he would never get old. As each decade past though, people he thought of as old in his younger days were now his peers or younger. Instead of saying "Wow, she's at least 50 and ancient." He would now say, "Hey, she's only 50/60/70/80 or 90 and looks great!" He knew he was getting old when he started going to more funerals than weddings and he read the obits every day in the paper to make sure he was not listed there. Although his mind was still young and foolish, his body started to betray him. Going to his doctor every week was now a social activity, one that he would use in conversations with, well, anybody ("You should see the size of my prostrate!) This once lively and exhuberant man was now experiencing the unkindrewind syndrome. Yep, his fountain of youth was drying up...he had taken a stroll through the Disenchanted Forest never to return...he wouldn't buy green bananas, in case they couldn't ripen in time! His latter years would be spent regressing mentally and physically until, with no family or friends around, he'd be left to the mercy of a temporary foreign worker nurses' aide who did not speak English. A nice enough lady who would cheerfully spoonfeed him with a clean bib at each meal, wipe his nose (and other parts), teach him to try and speak again and change his diapers. He thought she was his Mom...

Etymology: Unkind(lacking kindness;lacking or showing kindness or compassion or mercy ;circumstances that cause suffering) & Rewind (to go backwards;to reverse)& play upon "Please be kind and rewind" stickers that video shops placed on VHS tapes.

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Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-15: 06:02:00

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Daydrool

Created by: mdmquincy

Pronunciation: day- drool

Sentence: The dapper gentleman daydrooled as he saw the hot young lass eye him disdainfully.

Etymology: Me

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Youthanasia

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: youth + an + azh + ah

Sentence: Heck, I don't remember that, I've been undergoing youthanasia.

Etymology: Well, we've all heard about Ponce deLeon and his fountain of youth, maybe this is it!

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Infantasia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in-fant-AZE-ya

Sentence: The downside of Morton's having entered a state of infantasia was that he was unaware of the real parts of his life much of the time, and the upside was that during his lucid hours he was not really aware that he been to la-la land.

Etymology: Blend of 'Infant' (n. a child during the earliest period of its life, especially before he or she can walk; baby. ) and 'fantasia' (n. something considered to be unreal, weird, exotic, or grotesque)

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hyperborean I like this word. - hyperborean, 2012-10-17: 23:42:00

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Petardeleon

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: pe-tar-de-lee-on

Sentence: Arthur's delight at once again having a full set of teeth was petardeleoned by his realization that he could no longer digest anything stronger than porridge!

Etymology: petard (as in: hoist with your own) + de Leon (as in: Ponce de Leon, Fountain of Youth etc)

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Two Ponce de Leon references today. Amazing... - Clayton, 2007-06-21: 11:12:00

Having UK roots I almost feel sorry for the old guy. The English would use "ponce" in place of "pimp", so was he actually touting for exotic animals? - administraitor, 2007-06-21: 11:35:00

The word "ponce" is used to describe effeminate men, I believe. - Clayton, 2007-06-21: 20:11:00

That too - useful word, no? - administraitor, 2007-06-21: 22:47:00

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Shrinkle

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: SHRING kuhl

Sentence: "You're just beginning to shrinkle," the doctor said. "I'd say you have a few good years left."

Etymology: (shrink: to dwindle) + (wrinkle: to crease)

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Aberrajuvenize

Created by: Foghawk

Pronunciation: uh-BEAR-uh-joo-ven-ize

Sentence: Martin had the meaning of "careful what you wish for" driven home to him quite forcefully when a boring but admittedly good life in the retirement home was suddenly switched with painful hours in a seedy daycare after, one week in late December, he abruptly aberrajuvenized.

Etymology: From "aberrant" and the Latin root "juvenis", denoting youth.

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Peterpangst

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pee-tur-pangst

Sentence: The surgery went well - he looked like a 20-year old again. However, he began agedecrying and a wave of Peterpangst washed over him when he was rejected for the senior citizens' discount at Walmart.

Etymology: Peter Pan, angst

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perhaps he shouldn't have tinkerbelled with his looks - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-21: 10:44:00

Well, he Hooked up with Wendy, who was much younger. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-21: 12:06:00

yes I hear she was a Darling - he probably thought he would neverland her - porsche, 2007-06-21: 12:10:00

He heard the clock ticking and had to make his move. - Stevenson0, 2007-06-21: 12:18:00

he nearly got his croc cleaned in that fight - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-21: 12:24:00

A big hand for the croc! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-21: 13:14:00

Gotta hand it to you... I liked this one. - texmom, 2007-06-23: 23:40:00

Oh... Peter Pan! LOL you can imagine what I thought. - texmom, 2007-06-23: 23:41:00

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Peterpandemonium

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: PEE-ter-pahn-DE-MO-knee-yum

Sentence: As George saw the silver hairs slowly overtake his once raven colored head, he went into a sort of peterpandemonium -an unsighlty display involving a bottle of Grecian Formula, a vapid 20 something girlfirend and digging his old Member's Only jacket out of the attic.

Etymology: Peter Pan + Pandemonium

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COMMENTS:

hyperborean Funny. - hyperborean, 2012-10-17: 23:39:00

DrWebsterIII Funny story to a really good word - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-26: 14:33:00

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Freshenphase

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: fresh-en-faze

Sentence: The diapers, the long naps, even the constant drooling didn't bother Harold, it was the urge to crawl around on the floor that disturbed him, he thought - he must get his happy knees back from his son in a hurry!

Etymology: fresh (new, young) + phase (a thing of varying modes or conditions manifests itself to the eye or mind)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-21: 01:38:00
Today's definition was inspired by Robert J. Sawyer's Rollback, and the never-ending search for the magic pill that will make you young again. The funny thing is that when the rejuvenation does happen in the real world, it's usually a disaster -- and a source for inspiration. Thanks Rob! ~ James

ivonce - 2008-08-18: 09:40:00
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