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Labourpained

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lay bor paynd

Sentence: Tony had always become labourpained when it was time to do the dishes or help with chores. Amazing how many of his afflictions were cured by a nap on the couch. His wife Nicole got the last laugh. After her surgery, she had the doctor send her home with a note declaring she could not do heavy housework like vacuuming or snow shovelling for the next five years...her spouse would need to take over those duties.

Etymology: Labour (work) & Pained (hurt or upset)

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Ortatize

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Ort-a-tyze

Sentence: He ortatized as soon as he heard the word "dishes".

Etymology:

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Ahandypox

Created by: oohisay

Pronunciation: a-handy-pox

Sentence: When asked to lend a hand with the deck building, Roger was stricken with a bout of ahandypox.

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Avoideitis

Created by: RecordB

Pronunciation: Avoid E Eye Tis

Sentence: Look's like Jim's come down with a case of Avoideitis

Etymology: from the Mythical Latin God Avodicus

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Lackowannadothatitis

Created by: HackMaster

Pronunciation: lack-O-wanna-do-that-itis

Sentence: When asked to wash the car, I suddenly experienced an onset of lackowannadothatitis.

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Chorke

Created by: Annaquettar

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: to choke on chores

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Dishporia

lordelph

Created by: lordelph

Pronunciation: dish-*pore*-ree-ah

Sentence: I'm afraid your husband has uncurable dishporia

Etymology: In the middle ages, the dish-poor were peasants flogged for failing to complete chores assigned by the lord of the manor. The Victorians contracted this to dishpor, with Charles Dickens popularising the use of "dishporia" in The Pickwick Papers.

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Nocandoitis

widjet22

Created by: widjet22

Pronunciation: Just read it.

Sentence: She is often plagued by "nocandoitis," and misses a lot of work.

Etymology: From the phrase "No can do." And from "itis," meaning to inflame.

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Overgothigh

Created by: Yugoslav

Pronunciation: Pronounced in two ways: the first one is slow, soft: like somebody who say this has used some stuff, you know... Second way: fast, street-style, [Ovagothi'], Man!

Sentence: I was very overgothigh yesterday.

Etymology: Over Got High

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Lazypossumazidis

Created by: ltapilot

Pronunciation: lazy possum a** idis

Sentence: Andy Capps has a bad case of lazypossumidis.

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Comments:

Divakar - 2006-12-13: 02:03:00
Hey guys...I'm new and maybe I'm misunderstanding something. It's called "verbotomy" but do our words have to be verbs? Because to me, this seems to ask for an adjective. I mean, "To fake a sudden..." or "To react with sudden illness..." would sound more verbish.

wordmeister - 2006-12-13: 03:02:00
Hey Divakar, Any kind of word will do, as long as it is you can use it in a sentence. And the funnier that sentence that more votes you'll get...

verbatul - 2006-12-13: 07:54:00
Divakar has a point though. An attempt should be made to supply a verb when one is asked for (and still maintain wit).

BaruMonkey - 2006-12-13: 10:32:00
insofar as the name of the game is concerned... Verboseness, Verbosity (n) - An expressive style that uses excessive or empty words.

DarthWader - 2006-12-13: 11:53:00
I agree with Divakar... The definition begins with "To be..." not "The condition of..." Verb, verb, verb. Verb is the worb.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-13: 13:13:00
Hey Players,
As you may have noticed we have lot's of new Verbotomists. Welcome to everyone! We are working on setting up a grouping system, so that we can play in smaller groups... We will keep you posted, as we update the system! Cheers, James

warped - 2006-12-13: 13:40:00
Bah, I should read the list FIRST next time: I accidently ended up using someone else's word (shirkitis). Ah well. Also, grouping people into smaller groups would be great, it seems we got a flood of people from Jay Is Games...

wordmeister - 2006-12-13: 13:45:00
Hey read the sentence for Workumvent -- it's funny

TheCapn - 2006-12-13: 20:57:00
Im pretty sure there is a real word for this...

TheCapn - 2006-12-13: 21:16:00
There is, its "Malinger"

- 2006-12-13: 22:12:00
DarthWader, "verb" also refers to words and speech, as in the words "verbal" and "verbalize," or as BaruMonkey pointed out, "verbose." Thus this game is not about the part of speech called "verb," but rather about words in general.

oxhead oxhead - 2006-12-14: 00:09:00
Bifurcated Rivets posted a link to your site recently. That's how I got here.

missparaguay1991 - 2006-12-15: 10:34:00
James you are geniatic! how didn't I think of possibilizing such a fun game! At least we've you! Congreetings!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-17: 11:54:00
Hey missparaguay, Thanks for the compliment. What really amazes me, is the super-creativity of all our the players -- there are so many terrific words and sentences! ~ James

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'Mommy, is Daddy playing dead again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be physically overcome by a sudden illness, disability, or even death when asked to participate in unrewarding activities -- like work, or household chores. n. A person who gets sick when asked to work.

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