Vote for the best verboticism.

'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.

Create | Read

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.

Undignidied

Created by: crazytown

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After the cops found Joe's body, they concluded he had somehow undignidied sometime between cleaning his ears and clearing the table, or possibly doing both at the same time.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Diebusy

Created by: labareda

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Pullasickia

Created by: deviant

Pronunciation: Pull-Ay-Sicky-aaah

Sentence: Internal inspection should be announced on the day of the inspection to invoid cronic bouts of pullasickia.

Etymology: From the pronunciation, to pull a sickie, taking time off work while faking illness usually to avoid an unpleasant activity or allow attendance of something more entertaining, like a few extra days on holiday or to cover for needing to do the dishes.

Vote For | Comments and Points

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.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Chorecoma

Created by: jsky20

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

Sentence: ...

Etymology: ...

Vote For | Comments and Points

Choralysis

Created by: samara

Pronunciation: chore - alysis

Sentence: daddy got choralysis when mummy asked him to mow the lawn.

Etymology: a combination of the words chore and paralysis.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Choraphobia

Created by: drakkendan

Pronunciation: chore-a-fobia

Sentence: He is suffering from choraphobia

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Chorepox

Created by: lela2210

Pronunciation: chorh-poks

Sentence: He would have helped with the ironing, but he was struck by a crippling yet strangely short lived case of chorepox.

Etymology: chore: A small or odd job pox: A disease characterised by multiple skin pustules

Vote For | Comments and Points

Flamboozled

Created by: Edburns

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The young toddler was flamboozled after his mother asked him to take out the trash.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Procrastideath

Created by: eotvos

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

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

duktoreks - 2016-12-09: 00:21:00
“> “>

duktoreks - 2016-12-09: 00:21:00
alert = au006ceru0074 prompt = pu0072omu0070u0074 confirm = cou006efiru006d javascript = jAvascript : = : ( = ( ) = ) us