Verboticism: Probaphobia

'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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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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Stethonope

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: ste the nop

Sentence: As soon as Kimberly saw the doctor lurching toward her from the doorway, she felt adrenaline and stethonope surge through her anxious body.

Etymology: Stethoscope + Nope

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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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Physicruel

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: fizz ick! crew ull

Sentence: "Let me check you over" Dr. Max M. Rough said. He measured and pressured, prodded and poked, nudged and budged, thrust and dug, then jabbed and stabbed, finally shooting my body with concotions of innoculations and vaccinations ... all those hurtful 'tions' ... I wished I could shun! During the mammogram, I wish I could slam a gram, or two, of his most tender flesh between those smashing, mashing plates! When he was done, I asked him "Why does a good going over have to feel so bad? Why is a physical so physicruel?"

Etymology: PHYSICAL, CRUEL. Physical - medical examination. Cruel - painful, harsh, hard, nasty and unpleasant.

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COMMENTS:

Good one...too bad they don't have manograms for guys like hium! - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 21:07:00

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Bugbareassment

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: buhg-behr-ehs-mint

Sentence: Dr. Umay Trustem, a truly gentle man, was always amused by the bugbareassment he caused in his male patients when he asked them to bend over and cough.

Etymology: Making BUGBEAR, an object of dread = BUGBARE + ASS (pardon me) a blend with EMBARRASSMENT

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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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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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Trepidenticious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: trep-uh-den-TISH-yuss

Sentence: As her appointment for a dental exam and major cleaning grew nearer Wanda 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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COMMENTS:

Very nicely blended. Right on the definition. Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-16: 12:51:00

Good one, mustang...I guess her mind began to Wanda! - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 21:14:00

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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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