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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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Workitis

Created by: eledh

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Aworkvoid

Created by: remistram

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

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Slackerocity

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Created by: simon1081

Pronunciation: sla-ker-os-it-ee

Sentence: When Dad was asked to shovel the drive-way, his slackerocity acted up.

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simon1081 - simon1081, 2006-12-13: 14:08:00

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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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Selfishia

Created by: Pyrophyle

Pronunciation: Sell-Fish-IA

Sentence: You won't believe what happened to me last week. I came down with selfishia when my roomates wanted me to help them clean the house.

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Slothophrenia

IHeartKiwiTarts

Created by: IHeartKiwiTarts

Pronunciation: " Slaw-tho-frenia"

Sentence: A victim of slothophrenia, when introduced to any type of household chore, may exhibit signs of extreme anxiety, mental distress and or death.

Etymology: from the greek Slothocus dethacus

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Workolepsy

artr

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)

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Uberapatheticism

Created by: anacani

Pronunciation: uber- apathetic -ism

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Chorewithdrawl

Created by: Abbers

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Overgothigh

Created by: Yugoslav

Pronunciation: Pronounced in two ways: the first one is slow, soft: like somebody who say this has used some stuff, you know... Second way: fast, street-style, [Ovagothi'], Man!

Sentence: I was very overgothigh yesterday.

Etymology: Over Got High

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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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