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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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Chorke

Created by: Annaquettar

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: to choke on chores

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Procrastolepsy

Created by: DoubleMark

Pronunciation: pro-CRAS-to-lep-see

Sentence: We asked Bob to take out the trash an hour ago, but he was suddenly struck with a procrastoleptic fit.

Etymology: procrastination + narcolepsy

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Sissysicko

Created by: BTornado14

Pronunciation: sis-e-SIC-ko

Sentence: Most people would call into work sick for a day of fun, but would fear being accused of being a sissysicko.

Etymology: a compound of sissy, someone who is not brave and sicko, a slang word meaning someone who is sick.

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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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Takepartattack

Created by: wysware

Pronunciation: take-par-ta-tack

Sentence: When asked to contribute I had a sudden takepartattack

Etymology: take part (join in; contribute) attack (coronary)

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Procrastindie

Created by: bortman

Pronunciation: pro-CRAS-tin-die

Sentence: Daddy procrastindied when mommy asked him to do the dishes.

Etymology:

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Flabenzachen

Created by: TheCapn

Pronunciation: Flab-en-za-tch-en

Sentence: He was flabenzachen when it was time for work.

Etymology:

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Foolfell

Created by: XeniNeko

Pronunciation: The stress is on the first vowel.

Sentence: Do not foolfell me again. I really need your help!

Etymology: Fool - silly man. Fell past ind. form of the verb to fall

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Lazilepsy

Created by: walkingdistraction

Pronunciation: laze-i-leps-ie

Sentence: His bizarre condition, lazilepsy, has caused him to miss work for 3 days this week.

Etymology: lazy+epilepsy

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Malachore

Created by: christoms

Pronunciation: Mal-ah-chore

Sentence: David was overcome with a sudden Malachore which caused him to feel faint when his mother told him to mow the lawn

Etymology: Mala as in Malady, for illness. chore, as in basic task

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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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