n.— «Bernie is a paruretic and right then, emotionally and physically, the symptoms were torturing him. We’re talking Bashful Bladder Syndrome. In formal terms, as described in the Lancet, Bernie suffers urinary hesitancy, or paruresis, which is “an increase in micturition latency produced by the lack of privacy encountered in public restrooms.” Or, in layman’s terms, an inability to pee in the proximity of other people.» —“Looks easy enough… but not for everyone” by John Gascoigne The Age (Melbourne, Australia) Apr. 18, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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