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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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Avoiditis

Created by: McWhoopass

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This inflammation of the avoidance gland causes several overt symptoms that can be mistaken for illness, disablility, and in some extreme cases death. Caution should be used in treating victims of avoiditis as any percieved work on the part of the suffere - McWhoopass, 2006-12-13: 14:58:00

...sufferer could result in heightened symptoms - McWhoopass, 2006-12-13: 14:58:00

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Menagitis

Created by: sweetclarity

Pronunciation: m-eh-n-ah-j-eye-t-ih-s.

Sentence: "I have some bad news: it's menagitis."

Etymology: from the French "menage", meaning "household chores" & the dead language "itis", meaning "sickness". The resemblance to "meningitis" is completely uncoincidental.

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Idleapse

Created by: Drooboy

Pronunciation: I-dull-ah-ps

Sentence: Brian suffered a devastating idleapse when confronted with the dishes.

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Workphobia

Created by: xklamation

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Etymology: (english)work+(greek)phobia

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Workolepsy

Created by: taburasa

Pronunciation: work/o/lep/sy (long o sound in second syllable)

Sentence: When things need to be done you can count on his workolepsy disorder to kick in.

Etymology: work + narcolepsy

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Sicklette

Created by: Robke22

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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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Graftophobic

Chunk01

Created by: Chunk01

Pronunciation: graf-toe-fo-bic

Sentence: I'd love to help but I'm afraid I'm graftophobic

Etymology: Graft + Phobic

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Chorecoma

Created by: misterdoug

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

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Choronary

gorillo

Created by: gorillo

Pronunciation: Chore-o-nary

Sentence: Bob had a choronary when I asked him to take out the trash.

Etymology: chore+coronary

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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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