Verboticism: Fatalysis

'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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Procrastolepsy

Created by: DoubleMark

Pronunciation: pro-CRAS-to-lep-see

Sentence: We asked Bob to take out the trash an hour ago, but he was suddenly struck with a procrastoleptic fit.

Etymology: procrastination + narcolepsy

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Choreoshakia

Created by: uzersk

Pronunciation: choro-shayk-iya

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Thesbolepsy

Created by: tritium

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Etymology: Thesbo- and -lepsy.

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Idleapse

Created by: Drooboy

Pronunciation: I-dull-ah-ps

Sentence: Brian suffered a devastating idleapse when confronted with the dishes.

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Lazynticate

Created by: PapaChabre

Pronunciation: lay-ZIN-ti-cate

Sentence: Promptly after being asked to mow the lawn, John was found lazinticating.

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COMMENTS:

Hey! Are you implying that all fat guys with beards are lazy? Because it could possibly be true and therefore that may be a hate crime! You'll be hearing from my lawyer =P - PapaChabre, 2006-12-13: 23:10:00

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Inertiatosis

Created by: tangledupinblue

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Sentence: Mom wanted me to clean my room but I was saved by a sudden attack of inertiatosis.

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Exerthaustion

Created by: golux13

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Sentence: Bob took to his bed with a case of exerthaustion when Marge asked him to vacuum the upstairs hall.

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Phinjury

Created by: BoneMan

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Impossumate

Created by: coinstar

Pronunciation: im-pau-sum-ate (v); see also impossumator, impossumation

Sentence: "Forged over decades of daily performances -- whenever anything needed to get done -- Larry's impossumation skills were legendary throughout the entended family."

Etymology: Active rather than passive verb (defintion should be clarified), from the Latin noun "possuma", an intentional role or affectation based on the unique fight-or-flight behavior of the North American marsupial, the opossum.

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