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'Yes Boss, I am sick as a dog'

DEFINITION: v., To create the impression that you are deathly ill and represent a potentially lethal bio-hazard risk, so that your boss will ask you to "take the next couple of days off". n., A faked illness.

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Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) dĭ-sěp'sĭs; (adj.) dĭ-sěp'tĭk

Sentence: Friday I called into work with an acute case of decepsis; I was all better once I cradled the receiver.

Etymology: dec[eptive] + [s]epsis = (local or generalized invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins)

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Created by: bobbythebuilder

Pronunciation: chaca-chac-bam-bam

Sentence: chacachacbambam is the best band ever.


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fy do kon dree a

Sentence: When Germaine Shepherd wants to have a mental health day at the beach from work, she comes down with a case of fidochondria. It scares her boss so bad, he gives her the rest of the week off. With her pug nose, poodle skirt, poochini bag,Afghan throw, pointy canine teeth, houndstooth coat and mutticulous timing, you'd think he'd have caught on by now when she plans to be sick as a dog...

Etymology: Fido (Latin for "I am faithful" name for a dog) & Hypochondria (a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments)


artr Very good! - artr, 2012-11-09: 08:34:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: il-PLOI-ment

Sentence: By telling his boss that he was suffering from the barcoo rot, Bob created such a perfect illusion that he was granted immediate illployment on full pay for a month.

Etymology: ill: unwell, unfavorable; ploy: 1. trick, manoeuvre, 2. piece of business, task & ment: act. ... Illusion: blend of ill & illusion.


glad everything went well with the cardio - nice word - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-02: 12:34:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sky po kon dree ah

Sentence: Judy just could not face another Friday or Monday at her boring job, so she called her boss to beg off work. Judy suffers from skypeochondria and whether it is kneemonia, toelio, affluenza or another organ recital, she videos her dog's yucky mouth to show off her illness of the day. If her boss had a brain, he'd wonder at the sounds of seagulls and crashing waves in the background...

Etymology: Skype (video phone service) & Hypochondria (chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments)

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Created by: jdurham777


Sentence: Since I had used up all my vacation, I had to resort to my 'trick knee,' call my boss and medifabulate to get the week off.

Etymology: Medi - (n) relating to the management of physical disorder fabulate (v) to lie. 3rd century Rome, when the senatorial archives record a spike in the number of soldiers claiming illness to avoid duty.

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Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation: fo-nease

Sentence: he called in with a severe case of the phonease

Etymology: a combination of phony+disease, and an additional play on words with "phone in"+"take it easy"

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: f/lose

Sentence: Sandra often calls in with the fluse when she needs a mental health day at the beach.

Etymology: flu + false + ruse


Sandra's such a flusey! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-02: 13:34:00


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Created by: clarion


Sentence: Yeah, he totally illemanated the situation, and now he's taking an extra week's paid vacation while I'm stuck at the office doing all his work!

Etymology: ill- sickness and emanate- to send forth

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: môrtalətempərerē

Sentence: Jim’s condition was classified as mortalitempory. As he described it to his boss, he was near death but miraculously recovered once the work day was done.

Etymology: mortality (the state of being subject to death) + temporary (lasting for only a limited period of time)

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