Verboticism: Manifrustration

'It's about my husband's new prescription '

DEFINITION: n. An unintended consequence of medical or psychological therapy, especially if the therapy is supposed to make you feel "young again". v. To feel young and stupid again.

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Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: man-uh-fruh-STREY-shuhn

Sentence: A bad string of luck for old Joe. Because of his trick knee, he couldn't even walk the dog or rock the cradle anymore. With each new manifrustration, the constant ups and downs of having been a complete yo-yo throughout his life, Joe was ever closer to winding it all up. Maybe he should just put it to sleep already.

Etymology: manifestation + frustration

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Comments: Manifrustration

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-18: 12:00:00
did you know - the first yo-yos were made of clay? hmmm

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-18: 12:25:00
Love the sentence - it's knot every day you get to experience a 'time warp' in an 'elevator' and take a trip 'around the world'

Clayton - 2007-06-18: 19:27:00
Clay, huh? I hadn't realized that, but it makes sense. But of course I have a great affinity for yo-yos, and pocketwatches, and spiders... anything filipendulous.

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-18: 19:36:00
ah and your real name is Peter Parker and you're a journalist