Verboticism: Workolepsy

'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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Slackochondria

Created by: thewbert

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Sentence: After our driveway was buried in 6 feet of snow, I was suddenly overcome with a bad case of slackochondria.

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Helpochondriac

Created by: Bernmeister

Pronunciation: help-o-kon-dree-ak

Sentence: Everytime the lawn needs mowing you get a new disease, I think you're making it up you helpochondriac.

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Boreshock

Created by: akvoD3

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Sentence: After repeatedly being told to do his chores, Jenny suffered from boreshock.

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Worksickneism

Created by: Auxilizz

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Workumvent

Created by: Shlub

Pronunciation: Were - come - vent

Sentence: "I think I'll workumvent this week's shipping reports," thought John as he positioned the saw above his hand.

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COMMENTS:

Good sentence Shlub -- Funny! And frightenly true... - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:46:00

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Ditchitis

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: dich/i/tis

Sentence: Thankfully, a severe attack of "Ditchitis" happened to prevent him from having to clean out the platypus pond bowl, mend his well-worn long-johns, and fix a broken teapot for his spouse.

Etymology: ditch: duck or avoid at all costs + itis: a disease of convenience

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Disalmanate

Created by: Malemocynt

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Slackpawed

Created by: chale

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Sentence: My dad fell slackpawed to the floor when he saw the vacuum cleaner.

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Disarbeitation

Created by: chofu67

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Etymology: From the German - "Arbeit", meaning work.

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Mortifugaciousness

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Created by: oxhead

Pronunciation: I think the two words, mortify and fugacious, flow well into each other

Sentence: He's suffering a bout of mortifugaciousness.

Etymology: Latin...mors, mort: death fugax > fugacious: temporary

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