Verboticism: Mehlaise

'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: flossie

Pronunciation: Dead i cate

Sentence: He liked to deadicate himself to avoiding all chores

Etymology: Dead/dedicate

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Created by: TheBocaj

Pronunciation: DOWN-for-thuh-KOUN-tuh-BIL-i-tee

Sentence: Steve was asked to clean his room on Saturday; however, when his mother checked up on him at lunchtime, she discovered he had contracted yet another case of downforthecontability, which put him out of commission until dinner was served.

Etymology: To be out for the fight [down for the count] when others are relying on you [accountability]

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Created by: gogogadget

Pronunciation: Lay-boor-a-toes

Sentence: When Sally's mother told her to finish her homework, a laboratose feeling swept over her, forcing her to continue watching LOST reruns.

Etymology: labor+comatose

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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: vincent

Pronunciation: Ill-ood

Sentence: Unbeknownst to his mother, little Billy would illude his chores at every opportunity.

Etymology: Ill + Elude

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: work/o/lep/sy (long o sound in second syllable)

Sentence: When things need to be done you can count on his workolepsy disorder to kick in.

Etymology: work + narcolepsy

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Created by: Dancebert




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Created by: lebeast

Pronunciation: lay-zick

Sentence: After learning she had to cook for 234 guests that evening, she became very lazick, and unable to complete the task at hand.

Etymology: lazy+sick

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Created by: iceburgamy

Pronunciation: tas-co-FO-be-ah

Sentence: taskophobia struck as soon as dishes were mentioned.

Etymology: task, -phobia

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Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: flew-diddle

Sentence: I get the fluddidle every weekend when my wife asks me to clean up the yard.

Etymology: flu-do-diddle

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