Verboticism: Takepartattack

'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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Choreitis

Created by: Hilary

Pronunciation: "chore" + "itis". easy.

Sentence: Daddy will be fine, Emily. He's just caught another bout of choreitis.

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Laboralyze

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: ley-BOR-uh-Lahyz \lA-"bOr-&-'lIz\

Sentence: The company decided to replace "sick days" with "incidental time-off days" to reduce employee laboralizing.

Etymology: labor from English "labor" + alyze from English "paralyze"

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Laundochondria

rivets

Created by: rivets

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Sicktrick

Created by: pianowiresmile

Pronunciation: Sik-trik

Sentence: Oh, that Theodore. He pulls a sicktrick at least three times a week!

Etymology: To feign an illness (sick), and pull a scheme (trick.)

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Exerthaustion

Created by: golux13

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Sentence: Bob took to his bed with a case of exerthaustion when Marge asked him to vacuum the upstairs hall.

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Taskoidance

Created by: Ahoytheship

Pronunciation: Task-oy-dance

Sentence: He was sure to fall victim to taskoidance when he had to take out the trash.

Etymology: Task+Avoidance

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Slackosis

sleep

Created by: sleep

Pronunciation: as it looks

Sentence: As Tom crawled into bed, he watched in horror as his wife had a slackotic siezure.

Etymology: slack + psychosis

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Takepartattack

Created by: wysware

Pronunciation: take-par-ta-tack

Sentence: When asked to contribute I had a sudden takepartattack

Etymology: take part (join in; contribute) attack (coronary)

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Possuming

Created by: zeddhead

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Shirkacitis

Created by: emily13

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