Monday, August 16, 2010

Word of the Day-"Hysteria"

Main Entry: hys•te•ria
Pronunciation: \his-ˈter-ē-ə, -ˈtir-\
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, from English hysteric, adjective, from Latin hystericus, from Greek hysterikos, from hystera womb; from the Greek notion that hysteria was peculiar to women and caused by disturbances of the uterus
Date: 1801
1 : a psychoneurosis marked by emotional excitability and disturbances of the psychic, sensory, vasomotor, and visceral functions
2 : behavior exhibiting overwhelming or unmanageable fear or emotional excess
— hys•ter•ic \-ˈter-ik\ noun
— hys•ter•i•cal \-ˈter-i-kəl\ also hysteric adjective
— hys•ter•i•cal•ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Used in a sentence: “Hula and Teen Angel had a fit of hysterical giggles yesterday after walking down the hallway of the hospital and seeing the large patient lounging on the edge of his bed with his legs wide open and his junk brazenly hanging out like a monkey dangling from a tree.”

My apologies to the housekeeping crew that may have had to mop up the floor of the elevator where we each wet our pants. And seriously, how can you NOT know you’re hanging out like that? He had to know. Trust me, he HAD to know.

8 comments:

Trailboss said...

OMG that is so, well hysterical! I literally laughed out loud. I took Steph to the dr after work and I too got a case of the giggles. But thankfully I saw no hung of junk. I was just in a good mood! Perhaps that was this guy's way of saying "hey there sexy gals!" LOL

J.G. said...

You'd think he'd a noticed the breeze, wouldn't you?

Janis said...

What a perve...he must love being an exibitionist. Dirty old man!

Life with Kaishon said...

So fun! I love that you can laugh and have fun wherever you go!

Rink's Ramblings said...

I think he was just advertising!

A New England Life said...

Oh that's just nasty. Funny, but nasty at the same time.

My daughter had to draw a naked man in art class on Saturday. She said he kept stretching on the floor and walking around posing. She sketched him sans the junk. We all were laughing hysterically looking at her pictures as she told the story!

oreneta said...

Made your day anyway...maybe he was doing it as a publicservice...the humour brigade?

karisma said...

Ahhhhhh...as I delve backwards in my week of missed reads, the case of the wayward keys becomes more apparent! Who did not need to pee?