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'Yes Boss, I am sick as a dog'

DEFINITION: v., To create the impression that you are deathly ill and represent a potentially lethal bio-hazard risk, so that your boss will ask you to "take the next couple of days off". n., A faked illness.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: malla-day-off

Sentence: The boss was suspicious that Ken was only suffering from a maladayoff. In the background he could hear the strains of Greensleeves and the steady crash of waves on a beach. It must have been a case of fauxplague.

Etymology: malady + day off (faux + plague + plage fr. for Beach) A fauxplague is a specific type of maladayoff wherein the sufferer returns to work with a case of sunburn.


libertybelle Hee hee so funny!! i like fauxplague too - kinda sexy! - libertybelle, 2007-11-02: 11:09:00

Clever blend. Hope Ken doesn't get sandy blight! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-04: 16:49:00


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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: kol/i/to/sis

Sentence: The weekend was just too short and the beach too perfect. Though it was the middle of October, the sun was hot, and the surf was up. Bianca decided there was no way she was going to drive back into the city. Instead, she planned on coming down with a really good case of callitosis. Not only was she going to take Monday off, but she planned to let her boss know this bout was so bad, she would not only be out until Thursday, BUT would most probably show up with a bad case of skin discoloration from the antibiotics the doctor had prescribed.

Etymology: call: The dreaded "calling in sick" phone call. osis: suffix-affected with, condition, abnormal process.


metrohumanx Hahahaha... Thanks Kiddo. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-01: 13:32:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-01: 18:14:00


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Created by: Justpeachyy

Pronunciation: Anal glau coma iss

Sentence: Yeah.. that's what I said, my boss bought my analglaucomais so let's ride!

Etymology: I dont SEE my ASS coming into work today


petaj Great etymology - petaj, 2007-11-03: 07:18:00


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Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: soodo-mone-yuh

Sentence: After two days of fake hacking and coughing at meetings, Congolia finally convinced her boss she was too ill to work, but Congolia smiled to herself as she left the office, knowing it was really a case of pseudomonia.

Etymology: pseudo (false) + pneumonia (respiratory illness)


Love that Congolia! - Nosila, 2008-10-01: 21:58:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Sy-koe-sick-koe

Sentence: Shane had a problem with always being a psychosicko and going overboard to his boss in order to get more time off.

Etymology: Psycho-Slang for a person that's crazy. Sicko-Slang for a person that is constantly sick.

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Created by: afehnel2

Pronunciation: Sick-as-a-dog

Sentence: "I would come into work today but I can't because my doctor says I have Sickasadog. It's contagious."

Etymology: Sick- not feeling well As a dog- Dogs get real sick

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: il'-ə-bi

Sentence: Since the fishing season opened on Wednesday, and Joe couldn't resist the 'lure' of it, he needed an ailibi to get a few days off from work.

Etymology: ail - to be unwell + alibi - an excuse; claiming to be elsewhere at a certain time in question.


Didn't see this one earlier: Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-06: 19:34:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: il-PLOI-ment

Sentence: By telling his boss that he was suffering from the barcoo rot, Bob created such a perfect illusion that he was granted immediate illployment on full pay for a month.

Etymology: ill: unwell, unfavorable; ploy: 1. trick, manoeuvre, 2. piece of business, task & ment: act. ... Illusion: blend of ill & illusion.


glad everything went well with the cardio - nice word - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-02: 12:34:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: f/lose

Sentence: Whenever Jenny has had enough of work, she'll call in with the fluse when she needs a mental health day at the beach.

Etymology: FLUSE noun - from FLU (highly contagious viral disease)+ FALSE (not genuine; counterfeit) + RUSE (a crafty trick, stratagem)


metrohumanx Short and sweet. VERY economical word. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-01: 13:35:00


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Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: mawk - in - gi - tis

Sentence: A severe case of mockingitis could keep Steve away for days

Etymology: blend of mocking and meningitis

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