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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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Opossumism

Created by: ashelbane

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Fuxing

Created by: Adamson

Pronunciation: fux-ing

Sentence: My dad is fuxing all day, never does a thing.

Etymology: fox (crafty as a)

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Possumvent

Created by: jboehnker

Pronunciation: poss' um vent

Sentence: When faking a seizure in order to possumvent a history test, it is important to remember to wet your pants for that extra bit of realism.

Etymology: possum + circuumvent

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Shirkaholic

Created by: haroldbarold

Pronunciation: shurk-uh-hall-ick (rhymes with workaholic)

Sentence: Daddy was too drunk to make the weekly Shirkaholics Anonymous meeting yet again.

Etymology: shirk + aholic from "workaholic"

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Inoitillkillmeitis

Created by: KITKERRI

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Workophobia

Created by: kaykee

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Chorennui

Created by: boutros9

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Lathazy

Created by: socialyabusd

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Fakidieorillaphelia

dsingleton

Created by: dsingleton

Pronunciation: Fake-e-die-or-ill-a-phelia

Sentence: Can't come into work today, I've got "Fakidieorillaphelia"

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Dodgeapossum

Created by: BrakX

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Etymology: Dodge (or skip outta) + possum (like playin possum)

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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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