Organ Recital

A little silliness for a Sunday.

Here are five fancypants medical, medically-related, or medical-sounding terms for you to guess the meaning of. As a bonus, I’ve mixed up the letters of the terms’ meanings for you to sort out. Enjoy!

1. Vasovagal syncopy. “It gradually dawned on Fredericka that her husband’s vasovagal syncopy was due to hypodermic needles.”

  • giftnian

2. Lucubration. “It is a popular myth that too much lucubration causes blindness.”

  • shrocally twingir

3. Gibbous. “As the end of her third term approached, the former model became increasingly gibbous.”

  • voxcen

4. Hirsutism. “Daily, Tom must treat his hirsutism both before breakfast and before supper.”

  • shainiers

5. Spheno palatine gangleoneuralgia. “This summer being the hottest in recent memory, little Billy has frequently suffered from spheno palatine gangleoneuralgia.”

  • bairn ezefer

8 Responses to Organ Recital

  1. jamesviscosi says:

    I want to leave some for the others, so I’ll just identify #1 as “fainting”. 😉

    When I worked at an insurance company and then at a medical lab, we used to see a lot of diagnoses of “syncopy and collapse”, which isn’t always as bad as it sounds.

  2. goodbear says:

    5. is the most fun, so i will do that one: brain freeze

  3. lavenderbay says:

    You’re both right so far!

  4. Gina says:

    Is number three convex (pregnant)? That is all I can come up with for #3.

  5. goodbear says:

    good work gina!
    i’ll toss in number 4! hairiness?

  6. lavenderbay says:

    Excellent work, everyone!

    James, I suffer from vasovagal syncopy too, particularly in regard to needles. The photo is actually of a non-pointy syringe to give Fergus his puptobismuth.

    Goodbear, you English major, you, you answered two questions right, and allowed others to guess as well. Smart AND polite.

    Gina, as Goodbear sez, you got the joke. The phrase “third term” is rather ambiguous, but but by noticing that the subject was female and probably slim, you figured it out.

  7. Shelley says:

    Then there is the fact that too much Lucubration about gibbous individuals suffering with Hirsutism could result in Vasovagal syncopy or as writers call it spehno platine gangleoneuralgia 🙂

  8. lavenderbay says:

    Doctor, doctor, I’m busting my gut giggling!

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