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'But I don't know how to take out the garbage!'

DEFINITION: n. A specialized inability, or area of "chosen incompetency", based on an individual's need to avoid certain unpleasant tasks. v. To avoid responsibility by claiming incompetence.

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Laxevasion

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: lacks-i-vay-shun

Sentence: Capone's laxevasion meant he never buried the bodies himself- he proclaimed himself especially inept at digging, or indeed using any garden implement.

Etymology: From "lax" and "evasion" and of course "tax evasion" which, though wrong, is probably the kinda crime we all wish we could get away with. Also nods at "lacksidaisical".

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COMMENTS:

hmm...doesn't laxevasion suggest you're evading laxness which would prompt you to embrace unpleasant tasks - I do like the sound of the word though - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-29: 11:22:00

Aint you never heard of a double negative- they're doubly negative. The Spanish love them. - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-29: 11:31:00

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Chorenography

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: chor/ee/no/grafee

Sentence: With the proper chorenography he skirted every chore in the house

Etymology: choreography + chore + NO

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Shirkmastery

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: SHIRK-mast-e-ree

Sentence: Neville Nogood's shirkmastery was his inability to stop gagging when the prospect of cleaning the toilet became likely.

Etymology: shirk (evade responsibility) + mastery (consumate skill)

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Is that Upta's brother? - Alchemist, 2007-03-29: 07:11:00

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Incompretence

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: in-com-pre-tense

Sentence: Marcus expended more effort on his displays of incompretence than he would have done on actually finishing off his chores. He was a real laboor.

Etymology: incompetence (lack of ability) + pretence (the act of pretending; a false claim)

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Incompretence

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: In-com-pree-tense

Sentence: Jack's incompretence fooled everyone except his mother, who was not convinced by his excuse that he could play tennis left-handed instead of taking out the trash.

Etymology: Incompetence + pretence

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COMMENTS:

Very good!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-29: 10:25:00

I like it. - ErWenn, 2007-03-29: 15:24:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-29: 16:03:00

Very clever! - jedijawa, 2007-03-30: 05:51:00

Love it! I've been incomptretent many a time! - simplysimon, 2007-04-02: 10:10:00

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Inavoid

arlouxo

Created by: arlouxo

Pronunciation: in/na/voïd

Sentence: "You're such an inavoid!" "I'm not inavoiding this, it's just true!"

Etymology: a mix of "incompetence" and "avoidance".

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Tasknesia

Created by: sedatedeyes209

Pronunciation: tahsk-knee-see-yah

Sentence: My husband's tasknesia sets in whenever I ask him to mow the lawn.

Etymology: task+amnesia

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like it! - galwaywegian, 2007-03-29: 06:39:00

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Decapability

metapsyche

Created by: metapsyche

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Cleaning the toilet is my decapability.

Etymology: de (removed) + capability (ability to perform a task) = Intentional and self-imposed incapability

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Abchoretion

Created by: azazn

Pronunciation: Ab-chore-shin

Sentence: Saturday is chore day? I think I'm going to need an 'abchoretion' that day.

Etymology: abortion: failure in or of a plan. chore: the everyday housework. chore is stuck in at the 'or' sound in abortion

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Dischoreder

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: diss-chore-durr

Sentence: There is a growing, rampant dischoreder among teenagers which disables them from completing their required tasks.

Etymology: disorder + chore

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