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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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Hypershundriation

Created by: Rustkill

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Sentence: Whenever he saw dirty dishes he began to experience hypershundriation.

Etymology: From hypochondria and shun.

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Exercispire

johnsto

Created by: johnsto

Pronunciation: Exersi-spired

Sentence: Alice can't do it; she's exercispired.

Etymology: Exert (to do work) + expire (to die/end)

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johnsto im rubbish - johnsto, 2006-12-13: 07:29:00

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Lazydeath

Created by: chrisk2k7

Pronunciation: lay - zee - deh - th

Sentence: her husband was severly suffering from lazydeath

Etymology: lazy + death

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Convenimortis

Harukio

Created by: Harukio

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Sentence: When ever Smith was approached to work on a project, he was overcome by sudden convenimortis and would not come to until his lunch break.

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Chorennui

Created by: boutros9

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Chorewithdrawl

Created by: Abbers

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Shirkicize

Created by: MayorBob

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Responsibilityitis

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: res + pons + ih + bill + ih + tee + eye + tiss

Sentence: Bill was rushed to the hospital when his responsibilityitis flared up; at least he didn't have to take the girls shopping.

Etymology: responsibility + itis

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Chronicworkapation

Created by: ChrisCarrk

Pronunciation: kronik-work-ah-pay-shun

Sentence: Suddenly, Bob had an attack of chronicworkapation and fell down to the floor!

Etymology: chronic + work

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Fakescape

Created by: ratibala

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Sentence: My husband was fakescape at the site of me paying the bills.

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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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