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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Lazerism

Created by: xshadowswimmer08x

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Chovoit

Created by: JCrap

Pronunciation: cho/VOYT

Sentence: Harold became quite distressed as Thanksgiving dinner came to a close and he saw the amount of cleaning that would be necessary. In fact, he was so chovoit, Harold actually fainted in his chair.

Etymology: Chores and Avoid.

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Absintose

Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: Ab-sin-tose

Sentence: Oh don't get all absintose on me just because I asked you to vacuum the stairs.

Etymology: Absent + sin (without) + comotose

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Sicklette

Created by: Robke22

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Laborophobia

Created by: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: Lay-boar-o-fo-bee-a

Sentence: The moment he heard the vacuum cleaner, he felt laborophobic.

Etymology: Combination of Labor (work) and phobia (an unrealistic fear.)

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Weetotaller

Created by: helanren

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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

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COMMENTS:

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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Lurgy

Created by: CrimsonAngel666

Pronunciation: lur-gee

Sentence: Suddenly, John lurgied all over the floor at the mention of laundry.

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Grandmalaise

Created by: xcruser88x

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Sentence: Struck suddenly by grandmalaise, Mike dropped to his knees in front of the dirty laundry.

Etymology: Grand Mal + Malaise

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Workalepsy

Created by: alteredcarbon

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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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