Verboticism: Avoiditis

'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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Laborophobia

Created by: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: Lay-boar-o-fo-bee-a

Sentence: The moment he heard the vacuum cleaner, he felt laborophobic.

Etymology: Combination of Labor (work) and phobia (an unrealistic fear.)

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Scruimatoniticalin

Created by: bunnyrounderupper

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Latharengitis

Created by: dinglejerry

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Sentence: When his dad told him to mow the lawn, Billy instantly became stricken with Latharengitis.

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Workitis

Created by: eledh

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Mortmentally

plushev

Created by: plushev

Pronunciation: Mort/ment/olli

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Etymology: from mort and mentally

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Deathargic

Created by: Jhurk

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Sentence: "John became deathargic when asked to rake the lawn"

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Workolepsy

Created by: taburasa

Pronunciation: work/o/lep/sy (long o sound in second syllable)

Sentence: When things need to be done you can count on his workolepsy disorder to kick in.

Etymology: work + narcolepsy

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Tascquarade

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: Task-ah-rade

Sentence: Every time someone asks me to help them with chores, I put on a tascquarade.

Etymology: task+evade+masquerade

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Lurgy

Created by: CrimsonAngel666

Pronunciation: lur-gee

Sentence: Suddenly, John lurgied all over the floor at the mention of laundry.

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Schlubbed

Created by: cannibalgymnastics

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Sentence: "Can you get Bill to help us move this furniture? " "Nah, he's schlubbed out."

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