Verboticism: Eschewitis

'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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Exercispire

johnsto

Created by: johnsto

Pronunciation: Exersi-spired

Sentence: Alice can't do it; she's exercispired.

Etymology: Exert (to do work) + expire (to die/end)

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johnsto im rubbish - johnsto, 2006-12-13: 07:29:00

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Slunked

Created by: man835

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Sentence: Man, Todd totally slunked on us.

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Helpergenic

moggy

Created by: moggy

Pronunciation: Hell.Per.Jen.Ick.

Sentence: "I'm sorry I can't help you with the dishes - allergies you see?" "Oh, that's ok, these dishes are hypo-helpergenic!"

Etymology: From Help. Allergic. See? See?

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Phinjury

Created by: BoneMan

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Possuming

Created by: LlamaMan

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Lazybuggery

Created by: Psychicsi

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Slackipseudoailment

knave

Created by: knave

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Spontyrigor

solsticesword

Created by: solsticesword

Pronunciation: sponte-rigor

Sentence: The man succumed to spontyrigor with a sudden fit of coughs.

Etymology: From spontanious meaning unexpected and rigor mortise, a phase of death.

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Taskaphobiysim

Created by: stormee

Pronunciation: task-a-foebee-ism

Sentence: Her husband had a sudden attack of taskaphoiyism when it came time to mow the lawn.

Etymology: A sudden illness related to task related work.

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Comapose

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: koh-ma-poz

Sentence: Mitchell would go completely comapose whenever his wife asked him to do any chores around the house. This was relatively benign, until one day when they were driving home from cottage, and his wife thoughtlessly asked him if he could cut the grass when they got back to the city. He had just pulled into the passing lane, when he lost consciousness...

Etymology: comatose + pose (i.e. fake posture, stand still and do nothing)

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A Coma-ly word indeed! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 22:58:00

great work, jrogan....you get my vote. - mweinmann, 2009-08-04: 07:34:00

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