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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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Hypochondrelepsy

librarygrrrl

Created by: librarygrrrl

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Broomosis

Created by: artbegotti

Pronunciation: broo-mOH'sis

Sentence: The last time my wife asked me to vacuum the carpets, I felt a wave of broomosis come over my body. Three hours later, I woke up underneath the couch.

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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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Slackochondria

Created by: thewbert

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Sentence: After our driveway was buried in 6 feet of snow, I was suddenly overcome with a bad case of slackochondria.

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Absintose

Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: Ab-sin-tose

Sentence: Oh don't get all absintose on me just because I asked you to vacuum the stairs.

Etymology: Absent + sin (without) + comotose

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Nublo

Created by: tazarte

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Chorlergy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: chore-ler-gy

Sentence: Marvin had a terrible chorlergy. Paint made him break out in a rash, dust gave him hives, his toolbox gave him a collapsed spine and detergent was like kryptonite to his system.

Etymology: chore: tedious household task + allergy: a high sensitivity to certain substances that make the sufferer sneeze, break out in a rash or, in extreme cases, have to be rushed to the hospitalwith anaphalactic shock

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Boreshock

Created by: akvoD3

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Sentence: After repeatedly being told to do his chores, Jenny suffered from boreshock.

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Slackout

Created by: Jonno

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Sentence: Being of a slothful disposition, Jed was prone to slackout during Spring cleaning.

Etymology: A blackout suffered by the slack.

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Zombitious

Created by: puregoofy27

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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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