Verboticism: Ergotoxication

'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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Narcoslacky

Created by: Verbepete

Pronunciation: nar-co-ss-lac-e

Sentence: Jim was overcome with a bout of narcoslacky right after his wife asked him to help with the dishes.

Etymology: Narcolepsy + Slacker

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Choritis

Created by: chill

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Laziotic

Created by: AsianPCTTN09

Pronunciation: Lazy-otic.

Sentence: I asked him to help with cleaning the bathroom, but he became too damn laziotic.

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Lazilepsy

Created by: walkingdistraction

Pronunciation: laze-i-leps-ie

Sentence: His bizarre condition, lazilepsy, has caused him to miss work for 3 days this week.

Etymology: lazy+epilepsy

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Laxanthropy

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Created by: whimsy

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Sentence: Marie was conveniently overwhelmed by a case of laxanthropy when it came time to clean up after the party.

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Lackowannadothatitis

Created by: HackMaster

Pronunciation: lack-O-wanna-do-that-itis

Sentence: When asked to wash the car, I suddenly experienced an onset of lackowannadothatitis.

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Domesticphobia

Created by: barkskin

Pronunciation: dom-est-ic-phob-i-a

Sentence: Brian has domesticphobia

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Downforthecountability

Created by: TheBocaj

Pronunciation: DOWN-for-thuh-KOUN-tuh-BIL-i-tee

Sentence: Steve was asked to clean his room on Saturday; however, when his mother checked up on him at lunchtime, she discovered he had contracted yet another case of downforthecontability, which put him out of commission until dinner was served.

Etymology: To be out for the fight [down for the count] when others are relying on you [accountability]

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Workolepsy

Created by: xCthonx

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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Workondriac

Created by: Flixst

Pronunciation: wer-kon-dree-ak

Sentence: "He can't work because he's a workondriac

Etymology: work + hypochondriac

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