Verboticism: Ishirk

'Mommy, is Daddy playing dead again?'

DEFINITION: To be physically overcome by a sudden illness, disability, or even death when asked to participate in unrewarding activities -- like work, or household chores.

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Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: eye-shirk

Sentence: Harold discovered that by always wearing a headset and avoiding eye contact with his parents, he was able to ishirk any chore that would have otherwise fallen to him. His "wait until this song is finished" lament finally destroyed his father's determination to compel him to action, leaving the poor old guy a shadow of his former (pre-having-a-teenager) self!

Etymology: ipod + shirk

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Comments: Ishirk

administraitor - 2007-07-12: 12:17:00
Would anyone guess that I've got one of these at home?

purpleartichokes - 2007-07-12: 12:52:00
I feel your pain.