Verboticism: Ergotoxication

'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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Convenimortis

Harukio

Created by: Harukio

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Sentence: When ever Smith was approached to work on a project, he was overcome by sudden convenimortis and would not come to until his lunch break.

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Slackache

Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: SLAK-ayk

Sentence: Whenever called upon to work late, Jim developed a slackache that forced him to go home ill.

Etymology: slacker + backache

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Dismotionable

Created by: missparaguay1991

Pronunciation: /dismotionable/ like in english

Sentence: I yesterday asked my husband to built the furniture we bought, and he became absolutely dismotionable! -Is your new boyfriend dismotionable? -Not dismotionable at all!

Etymology: dismotionable (adj.) dis- from English 'disable' + motion- from O.French 'motion, from Latin 'motionem' + -able- siffix expressing fitness from Latin 'ibilis'

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Laziotic

Created by: AsianPCTTN09

Pronunciation: Lazy-otic.

Sentence: I asked him to help with cleaning the bathroom, but he became too damn laziotic.

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Skiveitis

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: sky vie tis

Sentence: he suffered from excessive skiveitis, we couldnt get him to do any work.

Etymology: to skive is an english way to avoid work.

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Chorabilism

Created by: kenners

Pronunciation: Chore-a-bal-lism

Sentence: I asked him to take the bins outside and he was suddenly onset with Chorabilism!

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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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Mortmentally

plushev

Created by: plushev

Pronunciation: Mort/ment/olli

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Etymology: from mort and mentally

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Possify

Created by: squirrelian

Pronunciation: possify

Sentence: If Bill comes looking for volunteers just possify until he goes away.

Etymology: derived from "playing possum" combined with "ossify"

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Scruimatoniticalin

Created by: bunnyrounderupper

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