Verboticism: Workaphobia

'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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Workalepsy

Created by: Sed8ed

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Shmurg

Created by: tpm01

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Sentence: The son didn't want to mow the grass for his father so he decided to shmurg and have to stay on the couch all day.

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Couchhusband

Created by: memexikon

Pronunciation: cowch huz bund

Sentence: The couchhusband felt no guilt as the years passed & the dishes were washed without him.

Etymology: couch + husband

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Laboralyze

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: ley-BOR-uh-Lahyz \lA-"bOr-&-'lIz\

Sentence: The company decided to replace "sick days" with "incidental time-off days" to reduce employee laboralizing.

Etymology: labor from English "labor" + alyze from English "paralyze"

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Eschewitis

Created by: sisternyx

Pronunciation: es-shoo-i-tis

Sentence: Mom said the reason Dad has a headache every Saturday and can't go to grandma's house with us is that he has eschewitis.

Etymology: eschew itis

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Necrosude

limnrix

Created by: limnrix

Pronunciation: neh-crow-sued

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Unreworcoleptic

Created by: Windyo

Pronunciation: Un/weur/ko/lep/tic

Sentence: This person in unreworkoleptic... He can't even hear of unrewarding activites without fainting.

Etymology: Base of "un", mixed with "work" arranged with a C rather than a K, and "leptic" comes from "narcoleptic" ^^

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Choreaphobic

Created by: knightdalejb

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Exerthaustion

Created by: golux13

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Sentence: Bob took to his bed with a case of exerthaustion when Marge asked him to vacuum the upstairs hall.

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Taskaphobiysim

Created by: stormee

Pronunciation: task-a-foebee-ism

Sentence: Her husband had a sudden attack of taskaphoiyism when it came time to mow the lawn.

Etymology: A sudden illness related to task related work.

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