Verboticism: Workphobia

'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: erasmus

Pronunciation: sky vie tis

Sentence: he suffered from excessive skiveitis, we couldnt get him to do any work.

Etymology: to skive is an english way to avoid work.

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Created by: Steerpike

Pronunciation: Chore-dom

Sentence: As Andy saw the list of tasks for this month's milestone he slumped in his chair, overcome with chordom.

Etymology: Chore + Boredom

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Created by: isopraxis

Pronunciation: schlep Oh plexee

Sentence: The task of filling a thousand sandbags is enough to give a guy a bad case of schlepoplexy.



- isopraxis, 2006-12-14: 00:05:00


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Created by: simon1081

Pronunciation: sla-ker-os-it-ee

Sentence: When Dad was asked to shovel the drive-way, his slackerocity acted up.



simon1081 - simon1081, 2006-12-13: 14:08:00


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Created by: doogman

Pronunciation: doo-toe-fay-shah

Sentence: When asked to clean up the cat's vomit, George suddenly collapsed from dutophasia.

Etymology: From that Latin 'Duto' (work) and Phasia (illness)

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Created by: elvisharwen

Pronunciation: morb-IDLE-ness (morb eye dul ness)

Sentence: He was overcome by a sudden attack of morbidleness after being asked to do the dishes.

Etymology: morbid: that of, or relating to, death idle: laziness, procrastination

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Created by: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: HIGH-po-KOHN-dra-SIK-ah-lia

Sentence: "Unfortunately, Albert could not mow the lawn when asked, as he contracted a sudden case of Hypochondrasicalia"

Etymology: Derived from Hypochondriac and Lackadaisical.

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Created by: dalilpimpster

Pronunciation: come-buh-scroop-rity

Sentence: The man's cumbascruprity disabled him from work today.


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Created by: chale


Sentence: My dad fell slackpawed to the floor when he saw the vacuum cleaner.


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Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: res + pons + ih + bill + ih + tee + eye + tiss

Sentence: Bill was rushed to the hospital when his responsibilityitis flared up; at least he didn't have to take the girls shopping.

Etymology: responsibility + itis

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