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Aworkvoid

Top verboticism of the day created by remistram

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.

Pronunciation: ah-werk-voyd

Sentence: Whenever big projects were on deck and his boss began to assign work, he began to plan his aworkvoid strategy. The next day he would announce to the team that he had strep throat, H1N1, and pneumonia all at once. Thus the 5 week absence began. Obviously when he came back to work all the projects were complete.

Etymology: avoid + work

Created by: remistram.

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A Coma-ly word indeed! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 22:58:00

great work, jrogan....you get my vote. - mweinmann, 2009-08-04: 07:34:00

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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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