Verboticism: Ditchitis

'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: 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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