Free Association by ShapiroA

Question 12

Answering a pub trivia question last week, my team petitioned for full credit for the answer "caudectomy", which my teammate knew from bitter veterinary experience. The quizmaster gave us credit (and told us we were nerds). What vernacular synonym for caudectomy had he been looking for? In case you're wondering how I free-associated my way to this question, a word in the previous question seemed punningly apt, in an opposite sort of way.