Verboticism: Hippocalyptic

'Please keep your tongue to the left!'

DEFINITION: n. The feelings of apprehension which occur when undergoing a medical examination. v. To feel discomfort while a medical professional pokes and prods at the weak points of your body.

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Hippocalyptic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hip pok a lip tik

Sentence: It was with a hippocalyptic feeling that Henry went to the only doctor in town. Being a newcomer, Henry was unaware that most locals did not see old Doc Sawyer Bones. They went to the City Hospital instead. Henry's pain and discomfort at going to a new doctor was only overshadowed by the extreme abdominal pains which had attacked him for the past few hours. It was only when he was counting backwards from 100 that he spied the certificate on the wall...Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine. He just hoped that he'd not wake up and find himself neutered!

Etymology: Hippocratic (an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates...first do no harm!) & Apocalypic (prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom;dread)

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