Verboticism: Docshock

'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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Behavioristicpokalotofme

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: be-hav-ior-is-tik-poke-a-lot-of-me

Sentence: Debeeznormal, was laid out on her stomach on an odd "V" shaped surgical table with her behind stuck way up in the air...as she was shivering in the cold as ice operating room and petrified of her "behavioristicpokalotofme" preparations that the Doctors and nurses were doing to her, to have her hardware removed from her back. Thank goodness they knocked her out with more joy-juice to save her from the embarrassing "behavioristicpokalotofme" position!

Etymology: Behavior:The manner of conducting oneself.I added "istic" to show a play on the word behavior to show a type of behavior exhibited while being stuck by a medical device or tool. Poke:To make a prodding, jabbing, or thrusting movement especially repeatedly. Alot: A considerable quantity or extent. Of: Used as a function word to indicate something from which a person or thing is delivered. Me:(I used as to pertain to me,myself and I...or could be yourself? lol! formal Etymology lesson :)>) Middle English, from Old English mē; akin to Old High German mīh me, Latin me, Greek me, Sanskrit mā objective case of "I" usage Me is used in many constructions where strict grammarians prescribe "I". This usage is not so much ungrammatical as indicative of the shrinking range of the nominative form: me began to replace "I" sometime around the 16th century largely because of the pressure of word order. "I" is now chiefly used as the subject of an immediately following verb. Me occurs in every other position: absolutely , emphatically , and after prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs, including be . Almost all usage books recognize the legitimacy of me in these positions, especially in speech; some recommend "I" in formal and especially written contexts after be and after as and than when the first term of the comparison is the subject of a verb.

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Dentribulation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dentribyəlāshən

Sentence: The dental office that Michael goes to has all the modern amenities to deal with any dental issue he might come in with. What they have trouble dealing with is his dentribulations. He will sit in the lobby furtively looking over ages-old magazines dreading THAT moment - when the nurse sticks her head through the door and calls his name. Michael's inner adult tells him to relax and trust that he will be taken care of. His inner child is kicking, screaming, scratching and biting. The staff hates it when his inner child gets out. Michael has also found that feigning deafness or amnesia doesn't work very well.

Etymology: dental (of or relating to the teeth) + tribulation (a cause of great trouble or suffering)

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 23:48:00

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Trepidenticious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: trep-uh-den-TISH-yuss

Sentence: As her appointment for a dental exam and major cleaning grew nearer Carmen once again felt the severe tremors of her unreasonable trepidenticious reactions.

Etymology: Blend of 'trepidation' (tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation), 'dental' and the suffix '-ious (Having; having the qualities of)

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Probaphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pro ba fo beeya

Sentence: Denny's fear of doctors and dentists was so extreme, it was actually a bad case of probaphobia. Many thought it went back to that fateful night when aliens beamed him up for some scientific rect-reation.

Etymology: Probe (to be poked or proddedexamine physically with or as if with a probe) & Phobia (irrational fear, anxiety over something)

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Medicangst

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: med-ick-ang-st

Sentence: Her medicangst heightened when she witnessed out of the corner of her eye, her dental surgeon taking a long haul of an inhale of laughing gas just prior to her wisdom teeth extraction.

Etymology: medical + angst

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Docshock

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: dahk-shahk

Sentence: While at the dentist's office, Louie felt a surge of docshock when he saw the very shiny, very pointy instrument headed towards his mouth. Fortunately, the dental hygienist recognized the symptoms and slapped Louis upside the head to snap him out of it. "Thanks," he mumbled as he rubbed his throbbing head.

Etymology: Doctor: a licensed medical practitioner. Shock: something that jars the mind or emotions.

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Paprehension

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: paprihenshən

Sentence: Joyce is very good about keeping up on all her preventive medical procedures but admits to paprehension.

Etymology: pap test (a test to detect cancer of the cervix or uterus) + apprehension (anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen)

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Medicreep

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: med-ick-reap

Sentence: This dentist really medicreeps me out. I'd swear he deliberately drags out his poking in your mouth, just for the sick pleasure of it!

Etymology: medical + creep

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Novication

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: no-vi-cay-shun

Sentence: Al felt extreme novication as he sat in the dentists chair, with the dentist fighting his tongue to get his instruments back!

Etymology: Play on popular numbing drug novacaine

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Supainful

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: so pain ful

Sentence: “Lay back and relax” really meant, it’s going to be supainful! She fought the urge to cry out in pain at the first jab!

Etymology: From: SUPINE and PAINFUL. To lay on your back and feel so much pain and discomfort that you feel like saying: "It's so painful".

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COMMENTS:

Right on the definition, easy to remember and to say. Supa Duper! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-16: 21:43:00

I agree it's quick and to the point! I like it! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:42:00

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