Verboticism: Helpingitis

'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: mweinmann

Pronunciation: hellp - in - ji - tiss

Sentence: Lawrence was suddenly struck with a severe case of helpingitis when Marjorie asked him to help wit the dishes. He became unable to get off the couch or stand up for about 45 minutes.

Etymology: help, meningitis (an infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord)

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Nosila - 2009-08-03: 22:59:00
They should call that dish detergent Palm-No-Live!