Verboticism: Effortaphobia

'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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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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Falsilnicity

Created by: msterling

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Pretendead

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Created by: twice

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Chorlergy

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: chore-ler-gy

Sentence: Marvin had a terrible chorlergy. Paint made him break out in a rash, dust gave him hives, his toolbox gave him a collapsed spine and detergent was like kryptonite to his system.

Etymology: chore: tedious household task + allergy: a high sensitivity to certain substances that make the sufferer sneeze, break out in a rash or, in extreme cases, have to be rushed to the hospitalwith anaphalactic shock

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Ennuiaphobia

Created by: hulkling

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Laundochondria

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Created by: rivets

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Laboratose

Created by: gogogadget

Pronunciation: Lay-boor-a-toes

Sentence: When Sally's mother told her to finish her homework, a laboratose feeling swept over her, forcing her to continue watching LOST reruns.

Etymology: labor+comatose

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Exactimentily

Created by: rkdekdms

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Slumpitis

Created by: munky

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Sentence: anthony was overcome with acute slumpitis at the sound of the finish of the dishwasher cycle.

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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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