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Slackosis

sleep

Created by: sleep

Pronunciation: as it looks

Sentence: As Tom crawled into bed, he watched in horror as his wife had a slackotic siezure.

Etymology: slack + psychosis

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Shillness

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: shill-ness

Sentence: Norbert quickly feigned a long-term shillness when he saw the lawn was needing cut and the much prayed for rain had not materialised.

Etymology: shill -> illness

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Convenimortis

Harukio

Created by: Harukio

Pronunciation:

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.

Etymology:

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Dutiphobia

Created by: Verbotomnist

Pronunciation: Doo-tee-fo-bee-ah

Sentence: He suffers from dutiphobia, even the sight of a mop or broom may trigger an attack.

Etymology:

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Shaftability

Created by: Fristine

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Choreache

Created by: LenhardtLac

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Daddy's sure to have choreache this time of day...

Etymology: chore+ache -dah! simple as that...

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Dullchorexia

Created by: Jester

Pronunciation: DuL-CHaw-X-ia

Sentence: Dave was suddenly struck down with dullchorexia when his wife mentioned that the shelves had not been put up.

Etymology:

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Laziplasia

Created by: swifttwinkie

Pronunciation: lay-zuh-play-shuh

Sentence: Tom's laziplasia usually flares up after lunch during the work week and is especially bad on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights.

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Rigormorvenience

sargent1

Created by: sargent1

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: Very convenient Rigor Mortis

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Possumuity

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation:

Sentence: As usual, George was stricken with acute possumity as soon as dinner was over, and collapsed on the couch.

Etymology: from the north american possum, known for its ability to play dead when threatened.

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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 - 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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'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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