Verboticism: Shirkitis

'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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Shirkitis

Created by: warped

Pronunciation: sherk-EYE-tiss

Sentence: Bob came down with a sudden case of shirkitis when he heard the sound of the vacuum cleaner.

Etymology: "shirk" (to evade work) + "-itis" (suffix used in pathological terms that denotes an inflamation of organs

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