Verboticism: Aworkvoid

'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: sir67

Pronunciation: ur go sis

Sentence: erg - unit of work osis - suffix, disease or abnormal condition

Etymology: After being informed that the lawn needed mowing, Pat was struck within an acute case of ergosis.

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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: deviant

Pronunciation: Pull-Ay-Sicky-aaah

Sentence: Internal inspection should be announced on the day of the inspection to invoid cronic bouts of pullasickia.

Etymology: From the pronunciation, to pull a sickie, taking time off work while faking illness usually to avoid an unpleasant activity or allow attendance of something more entertaining, like a few extra days on holiday or to cover for needing to do the dishes.

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Created by: Annaquettar



Etymology: to choke on chores

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Created by: verndo

Pronunciation: LAY Zee Lep See

Sentence: Just as an epilepsy attack can strike with a sudden flash of light so too can a lazylepsi attack with a sudden to-do list or chore request.

Etymology: Lazy and Epilepsy

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Created by: gorillo

Pronunciation: Chore-o-nary

Sentence: Bob had a choronary when I asked him to take out the trash.

Etymology: chore+coronary

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Created by: Gurova

Pronunciation: kash/ma

Sentence: Daddy is koshmared


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Created by: jeremiahbritt

Pronunciation: lahk-sih-daiz-ih-kon-dree-ah

Sentence: As I lay pinned under the armoire, I wished Jane's lacksidasichondria hadn't convinced her she had spontaneously generated lupus.

Etymology: lacksidasical + hyperchondria

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Created by: samara

Pronunciation: chore - alysis

Sentence: daddy got choralysis when mummy asked him to mow the lawn.

Etymology: a combination of the words chore and paralysis.

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Created by: kevinrio

Pronunciation: Work O Phobic

Sentence: "Honey, I have learnt a new word today, it's 'workophobic'. Ask me to do something and you'll understand its meaning!"

Etymology: work - phobic


- kevinrio, 2006-12-13: 14:32:00


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