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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Toothscary

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: too - th - skaree

Sentence: Georgia went to see the toothscary today... She felt sharp objects hit her gumline while a pair of beady eyes looked down from above. There was a tremendous scraping and then whirring and ringing in her ears while she was blinded by an intense light.....She wondered whether this had ben an alien abdunction but she felt too whoozzy to remember much.

Etymology: tooth, scary, not the tooth fairy!!

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COMMENTS:

Ah! Fun etomology. I like your verbotomy fairy much! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-16: 12:48:00

Driven to extraction...good one! - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 21:09:00

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Asstressment

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: a-stress-ment

Sentence: I need some tranquillisers to get over the asstressment, but I really don't want to go through another asstressment just to get a script.

Etymology: assessment + stress

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Toothordare

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tooth or der

Sentence: Each time Wendell went to see his family dentist, Dr. Payne, he felt like he was playing toothordare. Just because Dr.Payne was in his eighties, was cross-eyed and had shaky hands, somehow Wendell felt weak and vulnerable. Dr.Payne also had a sense of humor and never failed to mention that he had a lot of pull or was trying not to look down in the mouth. His family had gone to Dr. Payne for years, and all just because Wendell's Granny had dated him. The old gal had always called Dr. Payne, brace yourself, The Leader of the Plaque!

Etymology: Play on Truth or Dare (a game where you must tell the truth or suffer the consequences)

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COMMENTS:

Guess which song will play in my head all day? Another super sentence with a fabulous last line. Tooth to tell, your verbotomy shines like a polished tooth! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-16: 12:46:00

Hilarious! "Dr. Payne" -! - splendiction, 2009-04-16: 21:26:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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