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'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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Hypogondria

Created by: josje

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Lethargiscape

Created by: Rocky

Pronunciation: Le|tharg|i|scape

Sentence: Your daddy comitted 1st degree lethargiscape when confronted with the honey-do list.

Etymology: Lethargy | Escape

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Narcotasky

librarian

Created by: librarian

Pronunciation: nar'co-tasky

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Etymology: narcolepsy + tasks

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Abchorance

Created by: plewis

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Effortaphobia

Created by: babel

Pronunciation: ef-fort-a-pho-bee-a

Sentence: Billy always felt a sudden rush of effortaphobia whenever the ironing board was near.

Etymology: effort + phobia

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Lazylepsi

Created by: verndo

Pronunciation: LAY Zee Lep See

Sentence: Just as an epilepsy attack can strike with a sudden flash of light so too can a lazylepsi attack with a sudden to-do list or chore request.

Etymology: Lazy and Epilepsy

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Shirkitis

Created by: warped

Pronunciation: sherk-EYE-tiss

Sentence: Bob came down with a sudden case of shirkitis when he heard the sound of the vacuum cleaner.

Etymology: "shirk" (to evade work) + "-itis" (suffix used in pathological terms that denotes an inflamation of organs

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Workolepsy

Created by: Wriiight

Pronunciation: work/o/lep/sy (long o sound in second syllable)

Sentence: When things need to be done you can count on his workolepsy disorder to kick in.

Etymology: work + narcolepsy

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Husbandishry

Created by: AcidPhysx

Pronunciation: hus-ban-dish-ree

Sentence: Where did that lazy bastard go? I asked him to take out the garbage! It's just his husbandishry acting up again

Etymology: From husband

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Koshmar

Created by: Gurova

Pronunciation: kash/ma

Sentence: Daddy is koshmared

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Comments:

Divakar - 2006-12-13: 02:03:00
Hey guys...I'm new and maybe I'm misunderstanding something. It's called "verbotomy" but do our words have to be verbs? Because to me, this seems to ask for an adjective. I mean, "To fake a sudden..." or "To react with sudden illness..." would sound more verbish.

wordmeister - 2006-12-13: 03:02:00
Hey Divakar, Any kind of word will do, as long as it is you can use it in a sentence. And the funnier that sentence that more votes you'll get...

verbatul - 2006-12-13: 07:54:00
Divakar has a point though. An attempt should be made to supply a verb when one is asked for (and still maintain wit).

BaruMonkey - 2006-12-13: 10:32:00
insofar as the name of the game is concerned... Verboseness, Verbosity (n) - An expressive style that uses excessive or empty words.

DarthWader - 2006-12-13: 11:53:00
I agree with Divakar... The definition begins with "To be..." not "The condition of..." Verb, verb, verb. Verb is the worb.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-13: 13:13:00
Hey Players,
As you may have noticed we have lot's of new Verbotomists. Welcome to everyone! We are working on setting up a grouping system, so that we can play in smaller groups... We will keep you posted, as we update the system! Cheers, James

warped - 2006-12-13: 13:40:00
Bah, I should read the list FIRST next time: I accidently ended up using someone else's word (shirkitis). Ah well. Also, grouping people into smaller groups would be great, it seems we got a flood of people from Jay Is Games...

wordmeister - 2006-12-13: 13:45:00
Hey read the sentence for Workumvent -- it's funny

TheCapn - 2006-12-13: 20:57:00
Im pretty sure there is a real word for this...

TheCapn - 2006-12-13: 21:16:00
There is, its "Malinger"

- 2006-12-13: 22:12:00
DarthWader, "verb" also refers to words and speech, as in the words "verbal" and "verbalize," or as BaruMonkey pointed out, "verbose." Thus this game is not about the part of speech called "verb," but rather about words in general.

oxhead oxhead - 2006-12-14: 00:09:00
Bifurcated Rivets posted a link to your site recently. That's how I got here.

missparaguay1991 - 2006-12-15: 10:34:00
James you are geniatic! how didn't I think of possibilizing such a fun game! At least we've you! Congreetings!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-17: 11:54:00
Hey missparaguay, Thanks for the compliment. What really amazes me, is the super-creativity of all our the players -- there are so many terrific words and sentences! ~ James

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