Verboticism: Effortaphobia

'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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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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Created by: Adamm

Pronunciation: Fay-tal-iss-iss

Sentence: "My brother comes over with a bout of Fatalysis at the mere sight of a dishcloth."

Etymology: A fusion of the words Fatal and Paralysis, as the "victim" becomes paralysed to such an extreme that a fatality is sometimes believed to have occoured.

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Created by: lucyof2009

Pronunciation: lazy-itis

Sentence: Sorry boss, I can't come to work today; I have laziitis.

Etymology: Combination of the word lazy and the suffix "itis" which usually describes a disease.

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Created by: zwillinger

Pronunciation: viggerMORtiss

Sentence: Tom was overcome with VIGORMORTIS whenever asked to do anything strenuous.


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Created by: Yugoslav

Pronunciation: Pronounced in two ways: the first one is slow, soft: like somebody who say this has used some stuff, you know... Second way: fast, street-style, [Ovagothi'], Man!

Sentence: I was very overgothigh yesterday.

Etymology: Over Got High

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Created by: Jessj

Pronunciation: Chore+oak

Sentence: As soon as Marge asked him to clean out the garage he began to choroke by coughing like he had something in his throat.

Etymology: Chore + choke

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Created by: janham

Pronunciation: lay-bore-a-syd

Sentence: John went into laboracide after he was told to do the dishes.

Etymology: labor-as in work a-just there to make it cooler cide-as in suicide

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Created by: tenunda

Pronunciation: GNAR koh lay zee

Sentence: Why is Phil asleep? Oh, He's not, it's just and episode of narcolazy.

Etymology: "Narco", from the Ancient Greek "nark," which means numbness. "lazy" etymology is here: The combination is an original construction.

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Created by: GreatRandew

Pronunciation: Chore-Ite-us

Sentence: When Dad had was asked to do the dishes he had a sudden fit of choreitus

Etymology: From the English Word Chore and the English -itus a common extension for illnesses

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Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: dis-act-ivia

Sentence: Harold, afflicted with disactivia, was misunderstood even by his own family. He has been unemployed since '86 after his co-workers threated to walk-out if he was not going to be held accountable for not doing his share of taking the garbage out.

Etymology: dis: not + active

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