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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Domesticitis

Created by: symemac

Pronunciation: Do-mesti-sightis

Sentence: Brad came down with domesticitis as soon as soon as he came back from a hard day at the track.

Etymology: Romans used to use this term when building their city. Anyone suffering from said illness was sent to the rack.

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Worksickneism

Created by: Auxilizz

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Pullasickia

Created by: deviant

Pronunciation: Pull-Ay-Sicky-aaah

Sentence: Internal inspection should be announced on the day of the inspection to invoid cronic bouts of pullasickia.

Etymology: From the pronunciation, to pull a sickie, taking time off work while faking illness usually to avoid an unpleasant activity or allow attendance of something more entertaining, like a few extra days on holiday or to cover for needing to do the dishes.

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Possumuity

Created by: Alchemist

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Sentence: As usual, George was stricken with acute possumity as soon as dinner was over, and collapsed on the couch.

Etymology: from the north american possum, known for its ability to play dead when threatened.

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Absintose

Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: Ab-sin-tose

Sentence: Oh don't get all absintose on me just because I asked you to vacuum the stairs.

Etymology: Absent + sin (without) + comotose

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Hypochondrelepsy

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Created by: librarygrrrl

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Chorevasia

Created by: attis

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

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Laxanthropy

whimsy

Created by: whimsy

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Sentence: Marie was conveniently overwhelmed by a case of laxanthropy when it came time to clean up after the party.

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Chovoit

Created by: JCrap

Pronunciation: cho/VOYT

Sentence: Harold became quite distressed as Thanksgiving dinner came to a close and he saw the amount of cleaning that would be necessary. In fact, he was so chovoit, Harold actually fainted in his chair.

Etymology: Chores and Avoid.

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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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