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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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Suddenchoreattacksyndrome

Created by: truefedwa

Pronunciation: Sud-den-chor-at-tack-sen-drom

Sentence: "I'm sorry, ma'am. Your husband has Suddenchoreattacksyndrome. There's nothing we can do."

Etymology: Sudden+chore+attack+syndrome

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Chorecoma

Created by: misterdoug

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

Sentence: ...

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Lacksidasichondria

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Created by: jeremiahbritt

Pronunciation: lahk-sih-daiz-ih-kon-dree-ah

Sentence: As I lay pinned under the armoire, I wished Jane's lacksidasichondria hadn't convinced her she had spontaneously generated lupus.

Etymology: lacksidasical + hyperchondria

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Psychocondria

Created by: mytimeonearth

Pronunciation:

Sentence: When asked to clean the bathroom she frequently had an attack of psychocondria.

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Labore

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lay bor

Sentence: After just a few months, Hilary discovered that her hubby, Bill, was a labore. When asked to do something minute, like vacuum or empty the dishwasher, he became ill, even in trying to summon the courage to follow his wife's instructions. The excuses were always alike..."My head hurts...I have a fever, Oh. my back...". but she felt the same as most women in her situation..."Wait till you go through childbirth before you tell me how much your body hurts..."

Etymology: Labor ( worker) & Bore (cause to be bored; tedious, so lacking in interest as to become bored)

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Flunched

Created by: frobro808

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Sentence: i'm flunched! i don't think i can make it to work today.

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Deathargic

Created by: Jhurk

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Sentence: "John became deathargic when asked to rake the lawn"

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Ortatize

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Ort-a-tyze

Sentence: He ortatized as soon as he heard the word "dishes".

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Laziphasia

Created by: TheGentleSherpa

Pronunciation: Lay-Zee-Fay-Shi-Ah

Sentence: When asked to get off the couch so the crumbs could be collected for recycling, Stan was struck immobile by his overwhelming sense of Laziphasia.

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Absintose

Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: Ab-sin-tose

Sentence: Oh don't get all absintose on me just because I asked you to vacuum the stairs.

Etymology: Absent + sin (without) + comotose

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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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