Verboticism: Cumbascuprity

'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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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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Created by: littleguybrush

Pronunciation: con-veen-o-death

Sentence: Dad pulled a convenodeath when asked to do the dishes.

Etymology: convenient plus death

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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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Created by: dalilpimpster

Pronunciation: come-buh-scroop-rity

Sentence: The man's cumbascruprity disabled him from work today.


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Created by: barkskin

Pronunciation: dom-est-ic-phob-i-a

Sentence: Brian has domesticphobia


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Created by: attis


Sentence: The sound of vacuuming and a serious case of chorevasia put him out of action for hours.


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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)


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

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


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Created by: TripleT


Sentence: Daddy prenetdies anytime Mommy starts cleaning up.

Etymology: pretend + die

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Created by: Computergeek

Pronunciation: D-As-trickle

Sentence: The boy was deastrical when it came to doing his homework.


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Created by: Peppie

Pronunciation: ik-'sky├╝-z&-dent

Sentence: Janet had an excusident when her mother asked her to vacuum the room.

Etymology: Having an accident to be excused from something. Excused, accident, excusident.

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