Verboticism: Chorepox

'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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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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Deadicate

Created by: flossie

Pronunciation: Dead i cate

Sentence: He liked to deadicate himself to avoiding all chores

Etymology: Dead/dedicate

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Exactimentily

Created by: rkdekdms

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Koshmar

Created by: Gurova

Pronunciation: kash/ma

Sentence: Daddy is koshmared

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Pretendie

TripleT

Created by: TripleT

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Sentence: Daddy prenetdies anytime Mommy starts cleaning up.

Etymology: pretend + die

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Chorke

Created by: Annaquettar

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Etymology: to choke on chores

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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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Eschewitis

Created by: sisternyx

Pronunciation: es-shoo-i-tis

Sentence: Mom said the reason Dad has a headache every Saturday and can't go to grandma's house with us is that he has eschewitis.

Etymology: eschew itis

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Oporeraphobia

Created by: Empyreal

Pronunciation: oh-pore-er-a-fo-bee-a

Sentence: Oporereaphobia is the fear of work.

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Feignt

Created by: dkrider

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Etymology: Feign + Faint = Feignt

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- dkrider, 2006-12-13: 23:33:00

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