Verboticism: Menagitis

'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: sweetclarity

Pronunciation: m-eh-n-ah-j-eye-t-ih-s.

Sentence: "I have some bad news: it's menagitis."

Etymology: from the French "menage", meaning "household chores" & the dead language "itis", meaning "sickness". The resemblance to "meningitis" is completely uncoincidental.

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