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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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Failment

Created by: steev

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Chorealepsy

Created by: Blacklight

Pronunciation: Chore-a-lespsy

Sentence: Dad has a rare disease called chorealepsey

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Opossumism

Created by: ashelbane

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Mortifugaciousness

oxhead

Created by: oxhead

Pronunciation: I think the two words, mortify and fugacious, flow well into each other

Sentence: He's suffering a bout of mortifugaciousness.

Etymology: Latin...mors, mort: death fugax > fugacious: temporary

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Convenodeath

Created by: littleguybrush

Pronunciation: con-veen-o-death

Sentence: Dad pulled a convenodeath when asked to do the dishes.

Etymology: convenient plus death

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Weetotaller

Created by: helanren

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Sentence: Uncle Joe used to be a workaholic, but after thorough counselling he is now a healthy weetotaller

Etymology: obvious opposite of workaholic, mimicking the relation between t-totaller and alcoholic

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COMMENTS:

After some more thinking, I have decided weewowaller would be better. Totally incomprehensible I guess, but it sounds so much better! - helanren, 2006-12-14: 12:19:00

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Workshirk

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: werk-sherk

Sentence: Bill was known for workshirking and never came to work on the days when inventory had to be counted.

Etymology: work + shirk (to avoid)

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Chorelera

Created by: Wanax

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Foolfell

Created by: XeniNeko

Pronunciation: The stress is on the first vowel.

Sentence: Do not foolfell me again. I really need your help!

Etymology: Fool - silly man. Fell past ind. form of the verb to fall

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Narcolazy

Created by: tenunda

Pronunciation: GNAR koh lay zee

Sentence: Why is Phil asleep? Oh, He's not, it's just and episode of narcolazy.

Etymology: "Narco", from the Ancient Greek "nark," which means numbness. "lazy" etymology is here: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lazy. The combination is an original construction.

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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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