Verboticism: Responsibitis

'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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Suddenslacker

Created by: exmugger

Pronunciation: sudden-slack-er

Sentence: When ask to clean the room, chole turned suddenslacker and dropped to the floor.

Etymology: sudden + slacker

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Responsibilityitis

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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Worksickneism

Created by: Auxilizz

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Possumnation

Created by: DIKIDI

Pronunciation: pah-sum-NA-shun

Sentence: possumnation always strikes my children right at room cleaning time.

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Diebusy

Created by: labareda

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Flunched

Created by: frobro808

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Sentence: i'm flunched! i don't think i can make it to work today.

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Falistoma

Created by: gerardosc05

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Narcoslothy

Created by: crazycarl

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Sentence: I tried to clean my room but was overcome by a case of narcoslothy.

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Nocandoitis

widjet22

Created by: widjet22

Pronunciation: Just read it.

Sentence: She is often plagued by "nocandoitis," and misses a lot of work.

Etymology: From the phrase "No can do." And from "itis," meaning to inflame.

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Choreshirking

Created by: matkline

Pronunciation: Just as it is spelled.

Sentence: "I'm so sick of James' choreshirking - I think I want a divorce."

Etymology: Portmanteau of chore and shirk.

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