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Created by: oohisay

Pronunciation: a-handy-pox

Sentence: When asked to lend a hand with the deck building, Roger was stricken with a bout of ahandypox.


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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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Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: Federline (like in Kevin Federline) with a "lee" at the end. Federlinely.

Sentence: I felt Federlinely at the thought of rearranging my house by myself.

Etymology: Britney Spears husband is Keven Federline ... he acts Federlinely whenever he doesn't want to do something. Therefore Federlinely's definition is what it is.

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Created by: Shlub

Pronunciation: Were - come - vent

Sentence: "I think I'll workumvent this week's shipping reports," thought John as he positioned the saw above his hand.



Good sentence Shlub -- Funny! And frightenly true... - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:46:00


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Created by: Geekazoid

Pronunciation: hard c pronounce ke lAbor Ager (capitals are long vowels)

Sentence: I'm such a celaboraeger that when my mom wants me to do chores i pretend i'm dead

Etymology: noun verb is celaboraeging comes from the latin words cela : to hide laborat: to work aeger: to be sick

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Created by: mdschermer

Pronunciation: SCRUB-freeze

Sentence: After dinner, everyone spontaneously developed scrubfreeze - until I told them I had a dishwashing machine.

Etymology: to scrub + to freeze

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Created by: bortman

Pronunciation: pro-CRAS-tin-die

Sentence: Daddy procrastindied when mommy asked him to do the dishes.


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Created by: humbug


Sentence: I have such a terrible case of workaphobia that I once told my boss my entire family died to miss work.


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wərkəlepsē

Sentence: Whenever the subject of chores comes up Ralph develops a strange condition where he instantly nods off. He has tried his protest that it is a medical condition called workolepsy. The only problem is that every time he makes an effort to explain, he dozes off.

Etymology: work (activity involving mental or physical effort) + Narcolepsy (a condition characterized by an extreme tendency to fall asleep whenever in relaxing surroundings)


:) - galwaywegian, 2010-12-07: 09:57:00


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Created by: J03Yvanalstyne




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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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'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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