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.

Lazilepsy

Created by: walkingdistraction

Pronunciation: laze-i-leps-ie

Sentence: His bizarre condition, lazilepsy, has caused him to miss work for 3 days this week.

Etymology: lazy+epilepsy

Vote For | Comments and Points

Diedling

Created by: widget

Pronunciation: D'idling

Sentence: Whenever he was asked to help he would always found to be diedling

Etymology: From die and idling

Vote For | Comments and Points

Laziphasia

Created by: TheGentleSherpa

Pronunciation: Lay-Zee-Fay-Shi-Ah

Sentence: When asked to get off the couch so the crumbs could be collected for recycling, Stan was struck immobile by his overwhelming sense of Laziphasia.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Ditchitis

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: dich/i/tis

Sentence: Thankfully, a severe attack of "Ditchitis" happened to prevent him from having to clean out the platypus pond bowl, mend his well-worn long-johns, and fix a broken teapot for his spouse.

Etymology: ditch: duck or avoid at all costs + itis: a disease of convenience

Vote For | Comments and Points

Lazylepsi

Created by: verndo

Pronunciation: LAY Zee Lep See

Sentence: Just as an epilepsy attack can strike with a sudden flash of light so too can a lazylepsi attack with a sudden to-do list or chore request.

Etymology: Lazy and Epilepsy

Vote For | Comments and Points

Necrosude

limnrix

Created by: limnrix

Pronunciation: neh-crow-sued

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Latharengitis

Created by: dinglejerry

Pronunciation:

Sentence: When his dad told him to mow the lawn, Billy instantly became stricken with Latharengitis.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Psychostallmatic

aly22

Created by: aly22

Pronunciation: sī'kō-stall-măt'ĭk

Sentence: Psychostallmatic disorders have definite - but temporary - physical symptoms but are thought to be caused by emotional or psychological factors.

Etymology: psychosomatic and stall

Vote For | Comments and Points

Foopitude

Created by: fooop

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Slackosis

sleep

Created by: sleep

Pronunciation: as it looks

Sentence: As Tom crawled into bed, he watched in horror as his wife had a slackotic siezure.

Etymology: slack + psychosis

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