Verboticism: Pokeychokeyphobia

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DEFINITION: n. A fear dental instruments, in particular the fear that your dentist will drop an instrument down your throat while chatting with the dental assistant.

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: poe-kee-choe-kee-foe-bee-ah

Sentence: the drugs had started numbing her mouth and as the dentist picked up some sharp looking tools and started telling the nurse about his weekend she became gripped by pokeychokeyphobia

Etymology: poke, choke, phobia

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Comments: Pokeychokeyphobia

rikboyee - 2007-06-27: 03:00:00
its not a real fear... its just a fauxbia

petaj - 2007-06-27: 03:21:00
The thing with dentistry is that it really is all in your head!

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-27: 07:26:00
This happens a lot in Florida, where it is sometimes referred to as Okeechobeepokeychokeyphobia. Like the Tarantella, they've choreographed a dance to rid oneself of this unnatural fear - the HokeyPokeychokeyphobia.

ziggy41 - 2007-06-27: 11:07:00
Oh, and don't forget about the less common (also found in Florida) fear: Pahokeepokeychokeyphobia.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-27: 14:38:00
When the diagnosis of the phobia is confirmed - okiedokiepokeychokeyphobia.