Verboticism: Shirkitis

'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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Feignting

Created by: Mauserketi

Pronunciation: Fayn-ting

Sentence: Don't worry, Bob didn't faint. He's only feignting.

Etymology: From faint and feign.

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Weetotaller

Created by: helanren

Pronunciation:

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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Mortachore

Lonflobber

Created by: Lonflobber

Pronunciation: Mort-a-chore-ay

Sentence: Donald was suffering from an acute case of mortachore due to his wife's incessant nagging.

Etymology: "Morte"from the Italian for death, and "chore", a routine task

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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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Enbartlebize

Created by: markfenn

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Nochorism

Created by: Dormin87

Pronunciation: No-chore-is-um

Sentence: Bob suddenly came down with nochorism when it was time to take the trash out again.

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Sherkitis

Created by: barcafc2003

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Malorkway

Created by: bleucube

Pronunciation: Mal Ork Way

Sentence: Feeling Malorkway about the dishes.

Etymology: Mal meaning bad Orkway is work in pig latin

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Wowmiwuvlyhuzband

Created by: mememe

Pronunciation: wow-me-wuvly-huzband

Sentence: your father is a wowmiwuvlyhuzband he is.

Etymology: derived from the words wow, my , lovely, and husband.

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Shillness

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: shill-ness

Sentence: Norbert quickly feigned a long-term shillness when he saw the lawn was needing cut and the much prayed for rain had not materialised.

Etymology: shill -> illness

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