Verboticism: Workphobia

'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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Skivitis

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: sky-vy-tus

Sentence: Ironing is impossible for sufferers of skivitis.

Etymology: From "skive" which means to dodge work or skip school.

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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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Koshmar

Created by: Gurova

Pronunciation: kash/ma

Sentence: Daddy is koshmared

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Suilly

Created by: Fittefisk

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Sentence: I'd rather be suilly!

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Workaphobia

Created by: kckflpsk8r91

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Sentence: I have such a terrible case of workaphobia that I once told my boss my entire family died to miss work.

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Boredillness

Created by: SlRf24

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Laborfeign

Created by: Viveja

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Taskaphobiysim

Created by: stormee

Pronunciation: task-a-foebee-ism

Sentence: Her husband had a sudden attack of taskaphoiyism when it came time to mow the lawn.

Etymology: A sudden illness related to task related work.

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Workolepsy

Created by: Wriiight

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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Andycapped

Created by: Thunderfoot

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Sentence: Whenever Doris asks Jim to do anything during Monday Night Football, Jim suddenly becomes andycapped.

Etymology: From the cartoon character Andy Capp, who is a lazy, unmotivated drunkard.

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