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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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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: rE-gret-shun

Sentence: Tom, at the age of 99, felt regretssion that he couldn't compete in this year's Ironnman.

Etymology: regression/regret


gret word toadstool - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-21: 16:39:00


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Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: dah - pend - ay - bee

Sentence: Old Tom loved most aspects of growing old, more time with family, playing golf, long walks with no destination, if only he could stop the dependaby transformation.

Etymology: Depends (diapers) - baby (infant), antonym of dependable

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/figur/a/shun

Sentence: His friends were startled at the transfiguragetion Mark achieved by going on What Not To Where. His layette set with matching bonnet and bootees was the perfect outfit to wear to his Born Again meetings at the local alzheimer clinic.

Etymology: transfiguration + age


What a confusing paragraph. Voted! - Clayton, 2007-06-21: 11:11:00


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Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: ju·ve·grun·tled

Sentence: There was nothing for it. No matter how happy he tried to be with the kind nurse spoon feeding him pudding, the old man was juvigruntled. What he wouldn't give for a nice steak and his own knife and fork.

Etymology: JUVI from juvinle and GRUNTLED from disgruntled.


And his own teeth to eat it with... - Nosila, 2008-08-14: 21:45:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tom and jer ree at rix

Sentence: Thomas & Gerald were twin brothers who raised hell in their youth;had successful careers;raised families;outlived their spouses and now lived in the Ilk of Amnesia Nursing Home. They were now living the lives of tomandjerryatrics.

Etymology: Tom & Jerry (cartoon series about Tom Cat & Jerry Mouse;a commonplace phrase for youngsters indulging in riotous behaviour in 19th-century London) & Geriatrics (branch of medicine devoted to the aged and their illnesses)

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ret-ro-PET-rih-fry

Sentence: Elmo J. Fox didn't mind getting old- he just didn't want to RETROPETRIFRY like those guys sitting on resin chairs outside the Veteran's Tapdance Administration. Elmo had too many good memories, and when he was driving alone he thought of many women he had loved, or believed he had. Turns out they hadn't loved him, though, and right now he just wished someone were sitting in the passenger seat - someone who would get his jokes - not his fuzzy slippers. The clear beauty of this vibrant day could only be better shared with someone....mabye that redhead at the clinic would like to watch an old movie some evening.....NAAAH ! Elmo J. Fox would eventually,inexorably,inevitably become: RETROPETRIFRIED.

Etymology: RETRO+PETRIfy+FRY=RETROPETRIFRY________RETRO:meaning "backwards" or "in past times"French rétro, short for rétrospectif _____PETRIFY:to make rigid or inert like stone: a: to make lifeless or inactive like an old fart feeding pigeons on a bench in the park on a saturday afternoon. Middle French petrifier, from petr- + -ifier –ify_____FRY: to damage or destroy by overheating especially as a result of unusually high voltage, too many rock concerts, or generally intense living.Middle English frien, from Anglo-French frire, from Latin frigere to roast; akin to Greek phrygein to roast, fry, Sanskrit bhṛjjati he roasts;late 1960s jargon "Man, that dude is FRIED!"


metrohumanx Get my drift? - metrohumanx, 2008-08-14: 02:02:00

metrohumanx ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-14: 02:06:00

great word metro - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-14: 12:21:00

Good word, RetroMetro! - Nosila, 2008-08-14: 21:39:00


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Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: pons-du-leer-ee-us

Sentence: He had hoped the magic potion would make him feel 25 again, but instead he found himself poncedelirious and drooling within an hour.

Etymology: PONCE (from Ponce de Leon - the explorer looking for the fountain of youth) + DELIRIOUS (mental state characterized by confusion and agitation)


I was hoping someone would make reference to Ponce de Leon. - Clayton, 2007-06-21: 11:08:00


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Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: no-stal-JY-tis

Sentence: Watching my grandchildren learn to tie their shoes as my daughter tied mine, gave me a case of nostalgitis.

Etymology: From (Nostalgia:n a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life ) + (itis: a suffix used in pathological terms and denoting abnormal states or conditions.

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Created by: airliebee

Pronunciation: re-pew-bess

Sentence: Fred had worked his whole life, right up until his 86th birthday when the symptoms began. Repubescophobia had gripped him at 55 and refused to let go. His family had called it for what it was, just getting old, but Fred had stoically worked long and hard to stave off the inevitable. Now, he looked hopefully up at the doctor for an answer, but he quickly saw, with what remained of his vision, that her face said it all. He was going to repubesce, and there was nothing he could do. His repubescence was upon him, and there was no miracle drug on the planet that could stop repuberty. Fred was doomed, so he resigned himself to his fate and asked the pretty young doctor for a lollipop.

Etymology: re-: prefix, used to indicate repetition, or with the meaning again, back or backward to indicate withdrawal or backward motion. + pubescence: to arrive, or begin puberty (the beginning of adolescence when the sex glands become functional)

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Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: olts′hī′mərz

Sentence: Grampa James was slowly developing a case of Oldsheimer's. Young Cindy listened to him as he spoke to her about how much he used to love cannonballing in the community pool when he was a boy. "You know, Cindy- Gramps might just have 1 or 2 more jumps in me left...You wanna run outside to the pool?" Little Cindy was speechless and didnt know what to reply. "Aw c'mon Cindy, I've got that warm feeling I used to get when I jumped into a nice warm pool!" Thankfully, Young Cindy's mom interrupted and said, "Oh no you don't...someone made a stinky!"

Etymology: Blend of "Old" + "Altzheimer's"

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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