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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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Excusident

Peppie

Created by: Peppie

Pronunciation: ik-'skyü-z&-dent

Sentence: Janet had an excusident when her mother asked her to vacuum the room.

Etymology: Having an accident to be excused from something. Excused, accident, excusident.

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Mortation

Created by: VBIZILJ

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Taskaphobiysim

Created by: stormee

Pronunciation: task-a-foebee-ism

Sentence: Her husband had a sudden attack of taskaphoiyism when it came time to mow the lawn.

Etymology: A sudden illness related to task related work.

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Husbandishry

Created by: AcidPhysx

Pronunciation: hus-ban-dish-ree

Sentence: Where did that lazy bastard go? I asked him to take out the garbage! It's just his husbandishry acting up again

Etymology: From husband

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Vigormortis

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vig-er-mawr-tis

Sentence: Tony is an active, if slightly paunchy, dad. He plays with the kids. He even rides his bike a couple days a week. A strange affliction hits him when household chores are mentioned. He immediately comes down with acute vigormortis, a condition where all energy drains from his body to the point that he can barely lift a finger. The cure comes as quickly as it manifests as soon as the chore is complete or even assigned to someone else.

Etymology: vigor (healthy physical or mental energy or power; vitality) + rigor mortis (the stiffening of the body after death)

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Laboratose

Created by: gogogadget

Pronunciation: Lay-boor-a-toes

Sentence: When Sally's mother told her to finish her homework, a laboratose feeling swept over her, forcing her to continue watching LOST reruns.

Etymology: labor+comatose

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Psychostallmatic

aly22

Created by: aly22

Pronunciation: sī'kō-stall-măt'ĭk

Sentence: Psychostallmatic disorders have definite - but temporary - physical symptoms but are thought to be caused by emotional or psychological factors.

Etymology: psychosomatic and stall

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Laxanthropy

whimsy

Created by: whimsy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Marie was conveniently overwhelmed by a case of laxanthropy when it came time to clean up after the party.

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Laziphasia

Created by: TheGentleSherpa

Pronunciation: Lay-Zee-Fay-Shi-Ah

Sentence: When asked to get off the couch so the crumbs could be collected for recycling, Stan was struck immobile by his overwhelming sense of Laziphasia.

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Possumize

Created by: red11385

Pronunciation: poss-uhm-ize

Sentence: Dad possimized when asked to mow the lawn, but miraculously recovered when his buddy asked him to the football game.

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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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