Verboticism: Disalmanate

'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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Workaphobia

Created by: kckflpsk8r91

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Sentence: I have such a terrible case of workaphobia that I once told my boss my entire family died to miss work.

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Opusaphobic

Created by: galwaywegian

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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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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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Possumize

Created by: red11385

Pronunciation: poss-uhm-ize

Sentence: Dad possimized when asked to mow the lawn, but miraculously recovered when his buddy asked him to the football game.

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Menagitis

Created by: sweetclarity

Pronunciation: m-eh-n-ah-j-eye-t-ih-s.

Sentence: "I have some bad news: it's menagitis."

Etymology: from the French "menage", meaning "household chores" & the dead language "itis", meaning "sickness". The resemblance to "meningitis" is completely uncoincidental.

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Flushidle

Created by: skelk

Pronunciation: Flush-iddle

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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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Lazipossumate

Created by: lennyjaxn

Pronunciation: Ley-zee-POS-uh-meyt

Sentence: The request of Mrs. Johnson for her husband to clean out the garage caused the unfortunate man to lazipossumate until she left.

Etymology: From the low German lasich - languid, and American Indian opposum - he who plays dead

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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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