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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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Deadicate

Created by: flossie

Pronunciation: Dead i cate

Sentence: He liked to deadicate himself to avoiding all chores

Etymology: Dead/dedicate

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Chorecoma

Created by: misterdoug

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

Sentence: ...

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Chorelera

Created by: Wanax

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Workondriac

Created by: Flixst

Pronunciation: wer-kon-dree-ak

Sentence: "He can't work because he's a workondriac

Etymology: work + hypochondriac

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Malingerist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ma ling er ist

Sentence: Freddie reapplied the same acting skills as a malingerist to his wife that he had to his mother. Each chore that needed avoiding brought on different symptoms: The Vaccuuming Vapours,Dishes Disorder, Housework Handicap, Infant Care Infirmity; Shopping Sickness, Laundry Lameness and WashDay Wanness. The only known cures were a few words in his ear and a boot up his backside.

Etymology: Malinger (to avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill)& -ist (suffix for: practicing a particular skill or profession or following a particular belief or school of thought...ie: idealist)

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Chorospasm

Created by: waxlion

Pronunciation: "chore-o-spasm"

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Shmurg

Created by: tpm01

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Sentence: The son didn't want to mow the grass for his father so he decided to shmurg and have to stay on the couch all day.

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Downforthecountability

Created by: TheBocaj

Pronunciation: DOWN-for-thuh-KOUN-tuh-BIL-i-tee

Sentence: Steve was asked to clean his room on Saturday; however, when his mother checked up on him at lunchtime, she discovered he had contracted yet another case of downforthecontability, which put him out of commission until dinner was served.

Etymology: To be out for the fight [down for the count] when others are relying on you [accountability]

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Lathazy

Created by: socialyabusd

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Overchored

loosepiece

Created by: loosepiece

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Sentence: dave was 'overchored' when it came to doing the washing up.

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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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