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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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Dishporia

lordelph

Created by: lordelph

Pronunciation: dish-*pore*-ree-ah

Sentence: I'm afraid your husband has uncurable dishporia

Etymology: In the middle ages, the dish-poor were peasants flogged for failing to complete chores assigned by the lord of the manor. The Victorians contracted this to dishpor, with Charles Dickens popularising the use of "dishporia" in The Pickwick Papers.

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Chorpse

Created by: khaustic

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Ergotoxication

Created by: mugwai

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Etymology: latin work(ergo)poison(toxica)

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Narcotasky

librarian

Created by: librarian

Pronunciation: nar'co-tasky

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Etymology: narcolepsy + tasks

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Falstubbornazy

Created by: paperpieces

Pronunciation: Fal-stuh-born-nay-zee

Sentence: I don't know if I can go out tonight, I have a lot of work to do, I could falstubbornaze and sneak out?

Etymology: Fal- meaning false, stubborn meaning selfish, -azy from lazy.

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Dismotionable

Created by: missparaguay1991

Pronunciation: /dismotionable/ like in english

Sentence: I yesterday asked my husband to built the furniture we bought, and he became absolutely dismotionable! -Is your new boyfriend dismotionable? -Not dismotionable at all!

Etymology: dismotionable (adj.) dis- from English 'disable' + motion- from O.French 'motion, from Latin 'motionem' + -able- siffix expressing fitness from Latin 'ibilis'

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Chorecoma

Created by: jsky20

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

Sentence: ...

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Lazillnerous

Created by: Hjason

Pronunciation: la-zill-ner-ous

Sentence: Oh, honey, can you please do the dishes for me because I am so lazillnerous.

Etymology: lazy-illness-rouse

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- Hjason, 2006-12-19: 13:47:00

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Lethargiscape

Created by: Rocky

Pronunciation: Le|tharg|i|scape

Sentence: Your daddy comitted 1st degree lethargiscape when confronted with the honey-do list.

Etymology: Lethargy | Escape

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Exerthaustion

Created by: golux13

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Sentence: Bob took to his bed with a case of exerthaustion when Marge asked him to vacuum the upstairs hall.

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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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