January 8th, 2009


Following on from Musing #37:

Panektoproctologist: (n) a doctor who deals with all areas of medicine except proctology

Which comes from the Greek:
pan = all
ektos = except
proktos = anus
+ logy (English, but from the Greek logos, meaning “word” or “thought”)

Fly, child of mine! Be free!

4 Responses to “Panektoproctologist”

  1. wychwoodon 09 Jan 2009 at

    You should send this to the medical associations. They’ll be excited at this new category!

    Well done!

  2. Declan Chellaron 09 Jan 2009 at

    Is there a Nobel Prize for coming up with new words?

  3. wychwoodon 10 Jan 2009 at

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm – I’m sure there’s something.

    Contact the Oxford English Dictionary, or the Webster’s. They’re always on the lookout I believe. And you could include the word “ballog” in your submission…:)

  4. wychwoodon 10 Jan 2009 at

    By the way, Mr.Nobby, if this child of yours is to fly, I think its unwieldy size and extra-strength staccato nature might need a greater-than-normal wingspan support. It’s a big ‘un!

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