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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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Lazochondria

Created by: parabasis

Pronunciation: lay-zoh-KAHN-dree-ah

Sentence: When his mom asked him to mow the lawn, Harold had a lazochondriatic bout of carpal tunnel.

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Nochorism

Created by: Dormin87

Pronunciation: No-chore-is-um

Sentence: Bob suddenly came down with nochorism when it was time to take the trash out again.

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Choreitosis

Created by: ipmcleod

Pronunciation: CHORR-i-toe-sis

Sentence: A sudden strain of choreitosis afflicted my friends that weekend, so I moved myself

Etymology: Choreit, from the Ruritanian cho-rit, meaning nothing, and osis, from the Ruritanian ohcys, meaning good for.

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Labourpained

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lay bor paynd

Sentence: Tony had always become labourpained when it was time to do the dishes or help with chores. Amazing how many of his afflictions were cured by a nap on the couch. His wife Nicole got the last laugh. After her surgery, she had the doctor send her home with a note declaring she could not do heavy housework like vacuuming or snow shovelling for the next five years...her spouse would need to take over those duties.

Etymology: Labour (work) & Pained (hurt or upset)

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Hyperdutyitis

Created by: wordbird

Pronunciation: hi-per-do-tee-i-tis

Sentence: His work gland became inflamed when she mentioned cleaning the garage, causing a near fatal case of hyperdutyitis.

Etymology: hyper-overreaction; duty-duh!; itis-disease

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Broomosis

Created by: artbegotti

Pronunciation: broo-mOH'sis

Sentence: The last time my wife asked me to vacuum the carpets, I felt a wave of broomosis come over my body. Three hours later, I woke up underneath the couch.

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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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Uberapatheticism

Created by: anacani

Pronunciation: uber- apathetic -ism

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Abchorance

Created by: plewis

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Possify

Created by: squirrelian

Pronunciation: possify

Sentence: If Bill comes looking for volunteers just possify until he goes away.

Etymology: derived from "playing possum" combined with "ossify"

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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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