Vote for the best verboticism.

'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.

Create | Read

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.

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.

Vote For | Comments and Points

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

Vote For | Comments and Points

Feignt

Created by: dkrider

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: Feign + Faint = Feignt

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

- dkrider, 2006-12-13: 23:33:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Mortifugaciousness

oxhead

Created by: oxhead

Pronunciation: I think the two words, mortify and fugacious, flow well into each other

Sentence: He's suffering a bout of mortifugaciousness.

Etymology: Latin...mors, mort: death fugax > fugacious: temporary

Vote For | Comments and Points

Slumpitis

Created by: munky

Pronunciation:

Sentence: anthony was overcome with acute slumpitis at the sound of the finish of the dishwasher cycle.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Avoiditis

Created by: McWhoopass

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Choritis

Created by: chill

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

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

Vote For | Comments and Points

Napendicitis

Created by: sfts2

Pronunciation: na-pen-di-ci-tus

Sentence: I have a chronic case of napendicitis

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Inertiatosis

Created by: tangledupinblue

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Mom wanted me to clean my room but I was saved by a sudden attack of inertiatosis.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

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

duktoreks - 2016-12-09: 00:21:00
“> “>

duktoreks - 2016-12-09: 00:21:00
alert = au006ceru0074 prompt = pu0072omu0070u0074 confirm = cou006efiru006d javascript = jAvascript : = : ( = ( ) = ) us