Verboticism: Broomosis

'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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Flamboozled

Created by: Edburns

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The young toddler was flamboozled after his mother asked him to take out the trash.

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Chordom

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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Slackout

Created by: Jonno

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Sentence: Being of a slothful disposition, Jed was prone to slackout during Spring cleaning.

Etymology: A blackout suffered by the slack.

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Chorepossum

Created by: kafka

Pronunciation:

Sentence: At the first sign of work relegation, some will chorepossum, or feign death to escape strenuous labor.

Etymology: chore+opossum

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Choreitosis

Created by: ipmcleod

Pronunciation: CHORR-i-toe-sis

Sentence: A sudden strain of choreitosis afflicted my friends that weekend, so I moved myself

Etymology: Choreit, from the Ruritanian cho-rit, meaning nothing, and osis, from the Ruritanian ohcys, meaning good for.

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Helpergenic

moggy

Created by: moggy

Pronunciation: Hell.Per.Jen.Ick.

Sentence: "I'm sorry I can't help you with the dishes - allergies you see?" "Oh, that's ok, these dishes are hypo-helpergenic!"

Etymology: From Help. Allergic. See? See?

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Slave

Created by: lexi3lui

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Weetotaller

Created by: helanren

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Sentence: Uncle Joe used to be a workaholic, but after thorough counselling he is now a healthy weetotaller

Etymology: obvious opposite of workaholic, mimicking the relation between t-totaller and alcoholic

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COMMENTS:

After some more thinking, I have decided weewowaller would be better. Totally incomprehensible I guess, but it sounds so much better! - helanren, 2006-12-14: 12:19:00

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Ortatize

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Ort-a-tyze

Sentence: He ortatized as soon as he heard the word "dishes".

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Sissysicko

Created by: BTornado14

Pronunciation: sis-e-SIC-ko

Sentence: Most people would call into work sick for a day of fun, but would fear being accused of being a sissysicko.

Etymology: a compound of sissy, someone who is not brave and sicko, a slang word meaning someone who is sick.

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