Verboticism: Assistitis

'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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Graftophobic

Chunk01

Created by: Chunk01

Pronunciation: graf-toe-fo-bic

Sentence: I'd love to help but I'm afraid I'm graftophobic

Etymology: Graft + Phobic

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Opusaphobic

Created by: galwaywegian

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Opossumism

Created by: ashelbane

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Illazyrated

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: Ill-lazy-rated

Sentence: As long as Jill makes dinner, Jack is illazyrated in fromt of the TV.

Etymology: Incapacitated + lazy = Illazyrated

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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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Workolepsy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wərkəlepsē

Sentence: Whenever the subject of chores comes up Ralph develops a strange condition where he instantly nods off. He has tried his protest that it is a medical condition called workolepsy. The only problem is that every time he makes an effort to explain, he dozes off.

Etymology: work (activity involving mental or physical effort) + Narcolepsy (a condition characterized by an extreme tendency to fall asleep whenever in relaxing surroundings)

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:) - galwaywegian, 2010-12-07: 09:57:00

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Lazilectitude

Created by: kmccardle

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- kmccardle, 2006-12-13: 05:09:00

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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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Effortaphobia

Created by: babel

Pronunciation: ef-fort-a-pho-bee-a

Sentence: Billy always felt a sudden rush of effortaphobia whenever the ironing board was near.

Etymology: effort + phobia

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Narconecroupsetitusfauxsymptomitum

Created by: ladieophilia

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Etymology: narco- L. sleep, necro- L. dead, upsetitus- L. desease pertaining to being upset, faux- Fr. fake, symptomitum L. a symptom of

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