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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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Jibberitis

Created by: katied

Pronunciation: jib (like in sailing) er (like when flumoxed) i (like one of the ones you see with) tiss (self explanatory)

Sentence: The lazy bastard has a severe case of jibberitis

Etymology: Developed from the word 'jib' which has multiple meanings, one of which is 'to refuse to comply', thus a 'jibber' is one who refuses to comply. The addition of the suffix 'itis' shows the excessive preoccupation with, indulgence in, reliance on the art o

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Chorpse

Created by: khaustic

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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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Disemptrant

Created by: Divakar

Pronunciation: diss-EMP-trint

Sentence: John the slacker quickly became disemptrant when his girlfriend Jill asked him to clean the apartment.

Etymology: dis (not) + employer (french for "employ")

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Taskaphobiysim

Created by: stormee

Pronunciation: task-a-foebee-ism

Sentence: Her husband had a sudden attack of taskaphoiyism when it came time to mow the lawn.

Etymology: A sudden illness related to task related work.

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Laziplasia

Created by: swifttwinkie

Pronunciation: lay-zuh-play-shuh

Sentence: Tom's laziplasia usually flares up after lunch during the work week and is especially bad on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights.

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Dutophasia

doogman

Created by: doogman

Pronunciation: doo-toe-fay-shah

Sentence: When asked to clean up the cat's vomit, George suddenly collapsed from dutophasia.

Etymology: From that Latin 'Duto' (work) and Phasia (illness)

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Necrochoria

Stinah

Created by: Stinah

Pronunciation: neck-crow-chore-ee-yah

Sentence: Dan suffered a severe case of necrochoria, and thus took preventive measures to ensure that he was always out of the room when dinner's done and dusted, and the dirty dishes sat there leeringly.

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Federlinely

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: Federline (like in Kevin Federline) with a "lee" at the end. Federlinely.

Sentence: I felt Federlinely at the thought of rearranging my house by myself.

Etymology: Britney Spears husband is Keven Federline ... he acts Federlinely whenever he doesn't want to do something. Therefore Federlinely's definition is what it is.

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Actruist

Created by: Coolfool

Pronunciation: "Act" + truist as in altruist.

Sentence: Don't worry, dear. He won't be such an actruist once the dishes are done.

Etymology: Derived as an antonym of altruism, which is an unselfish concern for others. Actruism is an apt word, as an antonym, as his actions are the opposite of those of an altruist, as his behaviour is a self-serving "act".

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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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