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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Diebusy

Created by: labareda

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Parachorealysis

Created by: Mirandala

Pronunciation: para-chore-alysis

Sentence: Shortly after Bonnie asked him to clean the cat box, Fred suffered a terrible episode of parachorealysis.

Etymology: paralysis + chore

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- Mirandala, 2006-12-13: 10:11:00

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Antichoreactinarianism

Created by: NIDWU

Pronunciation: Anti-Chore-Act-in-ar-ee-a-nism

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Assistitis

Created by: emrldctygrrl

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Potamobility

Created by: Bunny36

Pronunciation: Po-tah-moh-bill-i-tee

Sentence: Daddy seems to have come down with another case of potatamobility.

Etymology: Thought to have originated from the saying 'coach potato'.

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Workfarce

Created by: HowitzerKaboom

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Instalaze

Created by: greeneye

Pronunciation: in-sta-laze

Sentence: John's mother thwarted his attempt to instalaze in order to avoid a math test by offering him a glass of castor oil to help his mysterious "stomach ache."

Etymology: instant + lazy

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Workolepsy

Created by: Stevenson0

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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Foolfell

Created by: XeniNeko

Pronunciation: The stress is on the first vowel.

Sentence: Do not foolfell me again. I really need your help!

Etymology: Fool - silly man. Fell past ind. form of the verb to fall

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Narcoslothy

Created by: crazycarl

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Sentence: I tried to clean my room but was overcome by a case of narcoslothy.

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