Verboticism: Canesthesia

'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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Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: kan-es-thee-see-ah

Sentence: Whenever there was anything that needed doing, Joe was a usually found to be in a state of canesthesia

Etymology: can (able to) + anesthesia (loss of awareness)

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