Verboticism: Workolepsy

'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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Choroke

Created by: Jessj

Pronunciation: Chore+oak

Sentence: As soon as Marge asked him to clean out the garage he began to choroke by coughing like he had something in his throat.

Etymology: Chore + choke

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Workfarce

Created by: HowitzerKaboom

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Shirkitis

Created by: warped

Pronunciation: sherk-EYE-tiss

Sentence: Bob came down with a sudden case of shirkitis when he heard the sound of the vacuum cleaner.

Etymology: "shirk" (to evade work) + "-itis" (suffix used in pathological terms that denotes an inflamation of organs

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Vigormortis

Created by: boywondernyc

Pronunciation: viggerMORtiss

Sentence: Tom was overcome with VIGORMORTIS whenever asked to do anything strenuous.

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Workulosis

Created by: valhallan

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Sentence: i can't, i think i have workulosis

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Workphobia

Created by: xklamation

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Etymology: (english)work+(greek)phobia

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Avoidachore

Created by: bilbo7369

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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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Possumism

Created by: Bosco

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Dormantosis

Created by: watts76

Pronunciation: door-man-toe-sis

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Etymology: dormant = inactive, resting, hidden

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