MAUREEN ON MONDAY: That dreaded dentist's chair is looming.I HAVE broken a tooth. 'So what' I hear you say. So I can think of nothing else, that's what.
Alright, to most people a bit of tooth the size of half a Rice Krispie disappearing to goodness knows where and leaving a filling precariously exposed may mean nothing more than the prospect of a comfy com·fy
adj. com·fi·er, com·fi·est Informal
[-fier, -fiest] Informal comfortable
Adj. 1. 20 minutes gazing into a dentist's eyes.
To me ... well let's just say I would rather give birth to a 12lb baby without painkillers than have a tooth filled. True. I would.
I know I'm silly, a girlie girl·ie also girl·y
Featuring minimally clothed or naked women typically in pornographic contexts: girlie magazines. wimp and should act my age (whatever that may mean - I've one friend who goes to tap dancing classes twice a week and another goes as often to the doctor).
I do not need to be told that hospitals, hospices and homes in every town hold brave souls bearing pain so awful it's hard to imagine how they can smile. They do and I am aware.
I'm still scared witless wit·less
Lacking intelligence or wit; foolish.
wit about having to go to the dentist.
I always took the children for regular check ups - like every good mum should, yet secretly thought, why traipse along to the dentist every six months to have teeth poked with a sharp thing making holes that then have to be drilled, filled and ..aaaaaaargh!
I've gone all cold just writing the words.
Husband has no patience with me. He's more afraid of pricking his finger than having teeth prodded and the sons actually enjoy lying back holding hands with a soft and gentle dental nurse.
Daughter has sadly inherited my fear. We like to say it's a burden girls have to bear because we have a more highly tuned imagination than chaps. They can only concentrate on the moment; we're able to see ahead to when the drill hits the nerve and we wrench the arms off the chair. Not kidding, a dentist in my past once stopped drilling to ask me if I'd mind not pulling the arm rests off or he'd have to charge me double.
I do have an excuse. The first filling I had as a child was totally anaesthetic an·aes·thet·ic
adv. & n.
Variant of anesthetic.
anaesthetic or US anesthetic
a substance that causes anaesthesia
causing anaesthesia free - the memory is VIVID.
Years later a clumsy driller nicked my numb tongue. Didn't hurt so I was ever so brave, but had to live on boring soup and poached poach 1
tr.v. poached, poach·ing, poach·es
To cook in a boiling or simmering liquid: Poach the fish in wine. haddock for a fortnight until it healed.
A lovely lady dentist replaced my last filling (was it three or five years ago?) and I was so impressed by the absolute painlessness of the experienced I vowed to go back every six months for the rest of my life. Now I wish I had.
I tell you, I am sitting here with all 26 and a half teeth in my mouth aching. I am ashamed to confess there is nothing in my future except a visit to the dentist.
It looms like a trip to the gallows GALLOWS. An erection on which to bang criminals condemned to death. . And when is this ordeal to take place? Not sure - I'm still plucking Plucking describes the process of removing human hair, animal hair, or a bird's feathers by mechanically pulling the item from the owner's body.
In humans, this is done for personal grooming purposes, usually with tweezers. An epilator is a motorised hair plucker. up courage to make the appointment.
Last instalment of mouse saga. Mrs Widowed fieldmouse (remember Lucy cat murdered her husband) has died a natural death behind my cooker. Could have been due to a broken heart or possibly a hot flush hot flush n (BRIT) → sofoco
hot flush n (Brit) → bouffée f de chaleur
hot flush n (Med when I had a casserole in the oven for four hours.
However, reader Joan has very kindly advised me to set future mousetraps with a little pile of flour. Yes, I was surprised too but it's obvious when you think about it. Mouse can't nibble Half a byte (four bits).
(data) nibble - /nib'l/ (US "nybble", by analogy with "bite" -> "byte") Half a byte. Since a byte is nearly always eight bits, a nibble is nearly always four bits (and can therefore be represented by one hex digit). flour so leaps up and down with frustration ...WHAM.
Clever or what? Thanks Joan.