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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Created by: Computergeek

Pronunciation: D-As-trickle

Sentence: The boy was deastrical when it came to doing his homework.


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Created by: sfts2

Pronunciation: na-pen-di-ci-tus

Sentence: I have a chronic case of napendicitis


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Created by: misnomer

Pronunciation: Hi/po/le/thar/gee/ak

Sentence: The man was a hypolethargiac; the thought of visiting his in-laws caused George to come down suddenly with a very serious case of some obscure affliction.

Etymology: Hypochondriac; lethargy.

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Created by: naptunder




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Created by: Jester

Pronunciation: DuL-CHaw-X-ia

Sentence: Dave was suddenly struck down with dullchorexia when his wife mentioned that the shelves had not been put up.


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Created by: moltentim

Pronunciation: slak/mas/ter

Sentence: Mary's husband avoids work like a slackmaster.

Etymology: Of relation to a couch potato

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Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: res + pons + ih + bill + ih + tee + eye + tiss

Sentence: Bill was rushed to the hospital when his responsibilityitis flared up; at least he didn't have to take the girls shopping.

Etymology: responsibility + itis

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Created by: wniffene

Pronunciation: Chore-eo-sis

Sentence: When mom asked Billy to mow the lawn he developed a clear choriosis limp.

Etymology: Chore+Any disease that ends in osis.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lay bor paynd

Sentence: Tony had always become labourpained when it was time to do the dishes or help with chores. Amazing how many of his afflictions were cured by a nap on the couch. His wife Nicole got the last laugh. After her surgery, she had the doctor send her home with a note declaring she could not do heavy housework like vacuuming or snow shovelling for the next five years...her spouse would need to take over those duties.

Etymology: Labour (work) & Pained (hurt or upset)

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Created by: jsky20

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

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