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'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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Domesticitis

Created by: symemac

Pronunciation: Do-mesti-sightis

Sentence: Brad came down with domesticitis as soon as soon as he came back from a hard day at the track.

Etymology: Romans used to use this term when building their city. Anyone suffering from said illness was sent to the rack.

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Hypogondria

Created by: josje

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Exactimentily

Created by: rkdekdms

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Hypershundriation

Created by: Rustkill

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Sentence: Whenever he saw dirty dishes he began to experience hypershundriation.

Etymology: From hypochondria and shun.

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Chorospasm

Created by: waxlion

Pronunciation: "chore-o-spasm"

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Possumism

Created by: Bosco

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Comapose

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: koh-ma-poz

Sentence: Mitchell would go completely comapose whenever his wife asked him to do any chores around the house. This was relatively benign, until one day when they were driving home from cottage, and his wife thoughtlessly asked him if he could cut the grass when they got back to the city. He had just pulled into the passing lane, when he lost consciousness...

Etymology: comatose + pose (i.e. fake posture, stand still and do nothing)

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COMMENTS:

A Coma-ly word indeed! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 22:58:00

great work, jrogan....you get my vote. - mweinmann, 2009-08-04: 07:34:00

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Inertiatosis

Created by: tangledupinblue

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Sentence: Mom wanted me to clean my room but I was saved by a sudden attack of inertiatosis.

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Foopitude

Created by: fooop

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Psychosomavoidance

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: sahy-koh-suh-muh-void-ns

Sentence: Every time he has to clean his room he gets a case of phychosomavoidance.

Etymology: psycho -- of the mind soma -- of the body avoidance -- the act of delaying

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