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Procrastiphilia

Created by: Drock

Pronunciation: pro-cras-ta-FIL-ee-uh

Sentence: When Bobby heard his mother ask him to clean his room, he felt another wave of procrastiphilia come on.

Etymology: Procrastination - to put something off. -philia - a positive feeling of liking

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Chorabilism

Created by: kenners

Pronunciation: Chore-a-bal-lism

Sentence: I asked him to take the bins outside and he was suddenly onset with Chorabilism!

Etymology:

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Choreaphobia

Created by: dahlea

Pronunciation: chore-a-phobia

Sentence: Dave's choreaphobia flared up when his wife asked for help with the dishes.

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Flegate

Created by: currentlyinsolitude

Pronunciation: fli-gate

Sentence: When asked to sweep the floor, Jon flegated, and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Etymology: German

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Ergasm

Created by: wattoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: When his wife asked him to mow the lawn, he ergasmed all over the floor.

Etymology: A combination of ergo (meaning work) and asm mfron spasm.

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Enbartlebize

Created by: markfenn

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Exactimentily

Created by: rkdekdms

Pronunciation:

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Flabenzachen

Created by: TheCapn

Pronunciation: Flab-en-za-tch-en

Sentence: He was flabenzachen when it was time for work.

Etymology:

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Emplochondriac

Created by: Guthlaf1

Pronunciation: EM-plo-CHON-dree-ak

Sentence: Robert had a recurring problem - his emplochondriac tendencies surfaced every summer.

Etymology: emplo - from Latin 'implicari', to be involved chondria - from ancient Sumerian, to be conning yourself

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Malaze

Created by: verbatul

Pronunciation: Muh-laze

Sentence: The quick, brown fox jumped over the malazin' dog

Etymology: Malaise + Laze

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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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'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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