Verboticism: Ditchitis

'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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Taskoidance

Created by: Ahoytheship

Pronunciation: Task-oy-dance

Sentence: He was sure to fall victim to taskoidance when he had to take out the trash.

Etymology: Task+Avoidance

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Slackochondria

Created by: thewbert

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Sentence: After our driveway was buried in 6 feet of snow, I was suddenly overcome with a bad case of slackochondria.

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Helpingitis

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: hellp - in - ji - tiss

Sentence: Lawrence was suddenly struck with a severe case of helpingitis when Marjorie asked him to help wit the dishes. He became unable to get off the couch or stand up for about 45 minutes.

Etymology: help, meningitis (an infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord)

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COMMENTS:

They should call that dish detergent Palm-No-Live! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 22:59:00

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Helpochondriac

Created by: john621

Pronunciation: help-o-kon-dree-ak

Sentence: Everytime the lawn needs mowing you get a new disease, I think you're making it up you helpochondriac.

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Celaboraeger

Created by: Geekazoid

Pronunciation: hard c pronounce ke lAbor Ager (capitals are long vowels)

Sentence: I'm such a celaboraeger that when my mom wants me to do chores i pretend i'm dead

Etymology: noun verb is celaboraeging comes from the latin words cela : to hide laborat: to work aeger: to be sick

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Excusident

Peppie

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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Phinjury

Created by: BoneMan

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Spontyrigor

solsticesword

Created by: solsticesword

Pronunciation: sponte-rigor

Sentence: The man succumed to spontyrigor with a sudden fit of coughs.

Etymology: From spontanious meaning unexpected and rigor mortise, a phase of death.

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Scrubfreeze

Created by: mdschermer

Pronunciation: SCRUB-freeze

Sentence: After dinner, everyone spontaneously developed scrubfreeze - until I told them I had a dishwashing machine.

Etymology: to scrub + to freeze

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Workumvent

Created by: Shlub

Pronunciation: Were - come - vent

Sentence: "I think I'll workumvent this week's shipping reports," thought John as he positioned the saw above his hand.

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Good sentence Shlub -- Funny! And frightenly true... - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:46:00

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