Verboticism: Chorecoma

'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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Created by: exmugger

Pronunciation: sudden-slack-er

Sentence: When ask to clean the room, chole turned suddenslacker and dropped to the floor.

Etymology: sudden + slacker

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Created by: Verbotomnist

Pronunciation: Doo-tee-fo-bee-ah

Sentence: He suffers from dutiphobia, even the sight of a mop or broom may trigger an attack.


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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: sky vie tis

Sentence: he suffered from excessive skiveitis, we couldnt get him to do any work.

Etymology: to skive is an english way to avoid work.

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Created by: jsky20

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

Sentence: ...

Etymology: ...

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Created by: GreatRandew

Pronunciation: Chore-Ite-us

Sentence: When Dad had was asked to do the dishes he had a sudden fit of choreitus

Etymology: From the English Word Chore and the English -itus a common extension for illnesses

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Created by: hulkling




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Created by: Rocky

Pronunciation: Le|tharg|i|scape

Sentence: Your daddy comitted 1st degree lethargiscape when confronted with the honey-do list.

Etymology: Lethargy | Escape

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Created by: lennyjaxn

Pronunciation: Ley-zee-POS-uh-meyt

Sentence: The request of Mrs. Johnson for her husband to clean out the garage caused the unfortunate man to lazipossumate until she left.

Etymology: From the low German lasich - languid, and American Indian opposum - he who plays dead

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Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: ex-ur-shun-to-sis

Sentence: your dad is suffering from exertiontosis again but he should be feeling better after we clean the house.

Etymology: exertion: to expend energy performing a task. tosis: suffix for physical afflictions.

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Created by: helanren


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


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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