Verboticism: Workaphobia

'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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Slackosis

sleep

Created by: sleep

Pronunciation: as it looks

Sentence: As Tom crawled into bed, he watched in horror as his wife had a slackotic siezure.

Etymology: slack + psychosis

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Spurimalaiseria

Created by: erwalter

Pronunciation: spu·ri·ma·laise·ria

Sentence: Bobby's spurimalaiseria prevented him from taking his final exam and resulted in his falining out of college

Etymology: spurious + malaise + ria

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Possumate

Created by: tripandahalf

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I possumated when I saw I had to add a comment. - tripandahalf, 2006-12-13: 22:33:00

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Zombitious

Created by: puregoofy27

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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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Ergasm

Created by: wattoo

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Sentence: When his wife asked him to mow the lawn, he ergasmed all over the floor.

Etymology: A combination of ergo (meaning work) and asm mfron spasm.

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Thazhoozwork

Created by: btkantz

Pronunciation: that-is-hoes- work

Sentence: daddy and chuck thazhoozwork the women in the house with any chores

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Possify

Created by: squirrelian

Pronunciation: possify

Sentence: If Bill comes looking for volunteers just possify until he goes away.

Etymology: derived from "playing possum" combined with "ossify"

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Laborfeign

Created by: Viveja

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Convenodeath

Created by: littleguybrush

Pronunciation: con-veen-o-death

Sentence: Dad pulled a convenodeath when asked to do the dishes.

Etymology: convenient plus death

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