Verboticism: Koshmar

'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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Workalepsy

Created by: Sed8ed

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Dullchorexia

Created by: Jester

Pronunciation: DuL-CHaw-X-ia

Sentence: Dave was suddenly struck down with dullchorexia when his wife mentioned that the shelves had not been put up.

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Dutophasia

doogman

Created by: doogman

Pronunciation: doo-toe-fay-shah

Sentence: When asked to clean up the cat's vomit, George suddenly collapsed from dutophasia.

Etymology: From that Latin 'Duto' (work) and Phasia (illness)

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Abchorance

Created by: plewis

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Workphobia

Created by: xklamation

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Etymology: (english)work+(greek)phobia

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Disactivia

Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: dis-act-ivia

Sentence: Harold, afflicted with disactivia, was misunderstood even by his own family. He has been unemployed since '86 after his co-workers threated to walk-out if he was not going to be held accountable for not doing his share of taking the garbage out.

Etymology: dis: not + active

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Dishporia

lordelph

Created by: lordelph

Pronunciation: dish-*pore*-ree-ah

Sentence: I'm afraid your husband has uncurable dishporia

Etymology: In the middle ages, the dish-poor were peasants flogged for failing to complete chores assigned by the lord of the manor. The Victorians contracted this to dishpor, with Charles Dickens popularising the use of "dishporia" in The Pickwick Papers.

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Disalmanate

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Hypogondria

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Koshmar

Created by: Gurova

Pronunciation: kash/ma

Sentence: Daddy is koshmared

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