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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Gluttering

Created by: Anctus

Pronunciation: Glu/te/ring

Sentence: And once he was asked to clean the toilet he fell gluttering to the floor.

Etymology: Gluttony+loitering

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Selfishia

Created by: Pyrophyle

Pronunciation: Sell-Fish-IA

Sentence: You won't believe what happened to me last week. I came down with selfishia when my roomates wanted me to help them clean the house.

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Errandeath

Created by: LadyJaffa

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Shirkicize

Created by: MayorBob

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Narcavoidolepsy

Created by: robynlicious

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Sentence: Sorry I couldn't set the table for dinner, but I had a wave of Narcavoidolepsy hit me so hard that I didn't think I'd even wake up to eat.

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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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Falstubbornazy

Created by: paperpieces

Pronunciation: Fal-stuh-born-nay-zee

Sentence: I don't know if I can go out tonight, I have a lot of work to do, I could falstubbornaze and sneak out?

Etymology: Fal- meaning false, stubborn meaning selfish, -azy from lazy.

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Nublo

Created by: tazarte

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Idlitisis

Created by: ladyjd

Pronunciation: Eye/del/eye/tis/sis

Sentence: Suffering from idlitisis can be severly draining, especially for the rest of the family and work colleagues.

Etymology: idle:habitually doing nothing or avoiding work; -itis: Inflammation or disease of

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Dishporia

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Created by: lordelph

Pronunciation: dish-*pore*-ree-ah

Sentence: I'm afraid your husband has uncurable dishporia

Etymology: In the middle ages, the dish-poor were peasants flogged for failing to complete chores assigned by the lord of the manor. The Victorians contracted this to dishpor, with Charles Dickens popularising the use of "dishporia" in The Pickwick Papers.

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