Verboticism: Workalepsy

'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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Narcoslothy

Created by: crazycarl

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I tried to clean my room but was overcome by a case of narcoslothy.

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Impossum

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: im-PAHS-some

Sentence: Shortly after Sarah asked Bernard to mow the lawn, she found him bedridden, playing impossum.

Etymology: Possum: Latin verb meaning "to be able" Im-: prefix meaning "not" "playing possum" : a defensive tactic of pretending to be dead so that predators have no interest in attacking

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Lazyck

Created by: jgastald

Pronunciation: laizyck

Sentence: Mommy, Daddy got lazyck again...

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Cantbearseditis

Created by: LordJono

Pronunciation: Can't-be-arsed-itis

Sentence: John had lots of work to do, but was struck down with a terminal case of cantbearseditis

Etymology: The feeling of 'can't be arsed' as a potentially contagious disease.

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Aworkvoid

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ah-werk-voyd

Sentence: Whenever big projects were on deck and his boss began to assign work, he began to plan his aworkvoid strategy. The next day he would announce to the team that he had strep throat, H1N1, and pneumonia all at once. Thus the 5 week absence began. Obviously when he came back to work all the projects were complete.

Etymology: avoid + work

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Chorealepsy

Created by: Blacklight

Pronunciation: Chore-a-lespsy

Sentence: Dad has a rare disease called chorealepsey

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Eschewitis

Created by: sisternyx

Pronunciation: es-shoo-i-tis

Sentence: Mom said the reason Dad has a headache every Saturday and can't go to grandma's house with us is that he has eschewitis.

Etymology: eschew itis

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Chovoit

Created by: JCrap

Pronunciation: cho/VOYT

Sentence: Harold became quite distressed as Thanksgiving dinner came to a close and he saw the amount of cleaning that would be necessary. In fact, he was so chovoit, Harold actually fainted in his chair.

Etymology: Chores and Avoid.

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Chorewithdrawl

Created by: Abbers

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Workdead

Created by: LostAccount

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W - LostAccount, 2006-12-14: 00:35:00

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