Can someone suggest a humorous scientific-sounding synonym for “foot in mouth”? I mean in the spirit of sesquipedalian for a long word.
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Here are a couple:
You could play with them a bit. For instance:
This is a grave case of podostomiasis.
He was known for his penchant for pedobuccality.
What a pedobuccalous thing to say!
Ouch, that was a positively podostomical utterance.
I make no promises, however, as to whether your interlocutors will have the slightest clue what you're saying. I also can't attest to the validity of either construct, nor do I know whether they would be considered street legal in the corridors of a Classics department. Use at your own risk.
He had a sudden attack of ospedistris and later regretted it.