upon sitting down to the current discourse, i cannot help but ponder the above medical condition: senioritis. yes, we all know this term very well…some more than others. some perhaps have experienced junioritis that, left unattended, spread into full blown senioritis within a matter of months.
my interest for the moment lies deeper within the actual implications of this notorious word. it seems to me that senioritis is not the appropriate terminology for the current state of the author of this post (or the state of a quarter of messiah’s current inhabitants for that matter). you see, “-itis” literally means “inflamation of.” therefore, senioritis means “inflamation of the senior.” now, perhaps some senior have experienced some “inflamation” as a result of their senior status, but this does not seem very common.
but there are many other options. observe:
senioragra-excessive pain to the senior
senioricemesis-vomiting pertaining to the condition of being a senior
senioricmania-madness or insanity pertaining to the senior (usually related to sleep deprivation and the “economic downturn”)
seniorodia-smell cased by the senior (closely related to the previous condition)
seniorclasia-the breaking down of the senior
antisenioricemia-a blood condition caused by an aversion to things pertaining to being a senior
seniorapheresis-removal of the senior (ideally not before may 16th)
these are just a few ideas from the growing body of literature on medical conditions of seniors (in high school or college). personally i find myself most often in an “senioricmania” state…but look forward to “seniorapheresis.”