Verboticism: Pretendie

'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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Hypacleaniac

Created by: kimbo123

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Sentence: He's always sick when there is work to be done. He's a hypacleaniac.

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Suddenslacker

Created by: exmugger

Pronunciation: sudden-slack-er

Sentence: When ask to clean the room, chole turned suddenslacker and dropped to the floor.

Etymology: sudden + slacker

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Workalepsi

Created by: Dancebert

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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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Cantbearseditis

Created by: LordJono

Pronunciation: Can't-be-arsed-itis

Sentence: John had lots of work to do, but was struck down with a terminal case of cantbearseditis

Etymology: The feeling of 'can't be arsed' as a potentially contagious disease.

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Temporaryunsanitary

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tehm/por/ary/un/san/ti/ari

Sentence: Whenever there were chores to be done, he was overcome by temporaryunsanitary.

Etymology: temporary + insanity + sanitary

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Ditchitis

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: dich/i/tis

Sentence: Thankfully, a severe attack of "Ditchitis" happened to prevent him from having to clean out the platypus pond bowl, mend his well-worn long-johns, and fix a broken teapot for his spouse.

Etymology: ditch: duck or avoid at all costs + itis: a disease of convenience

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Choritis

Created by: chill

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Ergasm

Created by: wattoo

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Sentence: When his wife asked him to mow the lawn, he ergasmed all over the floor.

Etymology: A combination of ergo (meaning work) and asm mfron spasm.

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Lazochondria

Created by: parabasis

Pronunciation: lay-zoh-KAHN-dree-ah

Sentence: When his mom asked him to mow the lawn, Harold had a lazochondriatic bout of carpal tunnel.

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