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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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Possify

Created by: squirrelian

Pronunciation: possify

Sentence: If Bill comes looking for volunteers just possify until he goes away.

Etymology: derived from "playing possum" combined with "ossify"

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Slackache

Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: SLAK-ayk

Sentence: Whenever called upon to work late, Jim developed a slackache that forced him to go home ill.

Etymology: slacker + backache

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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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Fakidieorillaphelia

dsingleton

Created by: dsingleton

Pronunciation: Fake-e-die-or-ill-a-phelia

Sentence: Can't come into work today, I've got "Fakidieorillaphelia"

Etymology:

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Cumbascuprity

Created by: dalilpimpster

Pronunciation: come-buh-scroop-rity

Sentence: The man's cumbascruprity disabled him from work today.

Etymology:

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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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Exertiontosis

Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: ex-ur-shun-to-sis

Sentence: your dad is suffering from exertiontosis again but he should be feeling better after we clean the house.

Etymology: exertion: to expend energy performing a task. tosis: suffix for physical afflictions.

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Fatiguery

Created by: jannn

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Shwirk

Created by: ipswich78

Pronunciation: As it sounds

Sentence: He's just shwirking again...

Etymology: Combination of Shirk and work.

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COMMENTS:

Hey Ipswich78: Good word! I'm voting for it! - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:38:00

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Incapoopitated

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was unable to carry the groceries because I was incapoopitated.

Etymology: incapacited + pooped

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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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