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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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Falistoma

Created by: gerardosc05

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Lazynticate

Created by: PapaChabre

Pronunciation: lay-ZIN-ti-cate

Sentence: Promptly after being asked to mow the lawn, John was found lazinticating.

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COMMENTS:

Hey! Are you implying that all fat guys with beards are lazy? Because it could possibly be true and therefore that may be a hate crime! You'll be hearing from my lawyer =P - PapaChabre, 2006-12-13: 23:10:00

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Tempacitated

Created by: breaddough

Pronunciation: tem-pass-ih-tayted

Sentence: When the time came to take out the garbage, he always managed to become tempacitated for just enough time for someone else to do it.

Etymology: just look at the word

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Napendicitis

Created by: sfts2

Pronunciation: na-pen-di-ci-tus

Sentence: I have a chronic case of napendicitis

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Deadoworked

Created by: antonhere

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Etymology: deadly worked

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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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Possumvent

Created by: jboehnker

Pronunciation: poss' um vent

Sentence: When faking a seizure in order to possumvent a history test, it is important to remember to wet your pants for that extra bit of realism.

Etymology: possum + circuumvent

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Atrophlump

Created by: contender1

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Comapose

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: koh-ma-poz

Sentence: Mitchell would go completely comapose whenever his wife asked him to do any chores around the house. This was relatively benign, until one day when they were driving home from cottage, and his wife thoughtlessly asked him if he could cut the grass when they got back to the city. He had just pulled into the passing lane, when he lost consciousness...

Etymology: comatose + pose (i.e. fake posture, stand still and do nothing)

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COMMENTS:

A Coma-ly word indeed! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 22:58:00

great work, jrogan....you get my vote. - mweinmann, 2009-08-04: 07:34:00

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Possumated

Created by: zardoz

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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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