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Dental assistant misunderstands patient’s request to give him gas

Dental assistant misunderstands patient’s request to give him gas
Dental assistant misunderstands patient’s request to give him gas

“She wrote: Love language… words of affirmation”

Mustafa Gatollari - Author
Dental assistant misunderstands patient's request to give him gas
Source: TikTok | @grandpasyummytoes

TikToker Lint Licker (@grandpasyummytoes) had the internet laughing with his recent video documenting a hilarious and somewhat traumatic visit to the dentist. The video currently has 747,000 views and counting.

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Sitting in his car, Lint recounted the ordeal: “I just came from the dentist and I have some fillings in my teeth, right? And this is the first time I’ve had fillings in a very long time because I haven’t been to the dentist in a very long time because I have a fear of dentists, which is in my file, right?”

Lint goes on to describe how the dental assistant who was trying to ease his anxiety misunderstood his request for “laughing gas” as a request for compliments. “Give me laughing gas,” we all know the expression, right?

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“She says, ‘How are you feeling today?’ and I said, ‘You know, I’d be lying if I said I was excited, but the anxiety isn’t that bad right now.’ And she says, ‘Oh, okay, that’s good. Is there anything I can do to make you feel better?’ So I said, ‘Yeah, you can give me something.'”

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Instead of giving him laughing gas, the assistant started complimenting him. “She thought I meant to pump myself full of gas, so she sat there and said things like that, and I thought to myself, ‘Does this woman really think I just said, hey, I feel better when you compliment me?'”

Dentist misunderstands gas me
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Despite his confusion and embarrassment, Lint appreciated the humor of the situation, as did TikTok.

The comments section was full of users sharing the joke, with one top commenter writing, “She wrote in your file, ‘Patient wanted compliments to make them feel comfortable before appointment.'” Another added, “She wrote: Love language… words of affirmation ✍🏾.” A third user humorously noted, “Wrong gas girls😩😂 but thank youeee🥰🥹.”

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Dentist misunderstands gas me
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Generation Z, the cohort born between the late 1990s and early 2010s, has developed a unique vocabulary that sometimes puzzles older generations.

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Other terms include “sus” (suspicious), “yeet” (to throw something with force or enthusiasm) and “no cap” (no lie or really). These terms are commonly used on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, where Generation Z spends much of their time.

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Dentist misunderstands gas me
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Dentist misunderstands gas me
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His story, peppered with a dash of Gen Z jargon, shows how that generation’s terms have crept into the modern lexicon in often hilarious ways. Although it’s arguably a lot more fun to inhale gas than try to understand why someone would ever say “cap” instead of “lie.”

As TikTok continues to be Generation Z’s platform of choice, understanding their unique language and preferences is even more important to engaging with this dynamic and increasingly influential generation.