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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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Workophobic

Created by: kevinrio

Pronunciation: Work O Phobic

Sentence: "Honey, I have learnt a new word today, it's 'workophobic'. Ask me to do something and you'll understand its meaning!"

Etymology: work - phobic

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- kevinrio, 2006-12-13: 14:32:00

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Choraphobia

Created by: drakkendan

Pronunciation: chore-a-fobia

Sentence: He is suffering from choraphobia

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Responsibitis

Created by: hugecranium

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Carl came down with a severe case of responsibitis when asked to take out the trash.

Etymology: My cat said it the other day.

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Workaphobia

Created by: humbug

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I have such a terrible case of workaphobia that I once told my boss my entire family died to miss work.

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Narcoslacky

Created by: Verbepete

Pronunciation: nar-co-ss-lac-e

Sentence: Jim was overcome with a bout of narcoslacky right after his wife asked him to help with the dishes.

Etymology: Narcolepsy + Slacker

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Ergasm

Created by: wattoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: When his wife asked him to mow the lawn, he ergasmed all over the floor.

Etymology: A combination of ergo (meaning work) and asm mfron spasm.

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Shirkitis

Created by: Fleury

Pronunciation: sherk-EYE-tiss

Sentence: Bob came down with a sudden case of shirkitis when he heard the sound of the vacuum cleaner.

Etymology: "shirk" (to evade work) + "-itis" (suffix used in pathological terms that denotes an inflamation of organs

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Laziotic

Created by: AsianPCTTN09

Pronunciation: Lazy-otic.

Sentence: I asked him to help with cleaning the bathroom, but he became too damn laziotic.

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Downforthecountability

Created by: TheBocaj

Pronunciation: DOWN-for-thuh-KOUN-tuh-BIL-i-tee

Sentence: Steve was asked to clean his room on Saturday; however, when his mother checked up on him at lunchtime, she discovered he had contracted yet another case of downforthecontability, which put him out of commission until dinner was served.

Etymology: To be out for the fight [down for the count] when others are relying on you [accountability]

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Workalepsi

Created by: Dancebert

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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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