Verboticism: Avoiditis

'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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Lazypossumazidis

Created by: ltapilot

Pronunciation: lazy possum a** idis

Sentence: Andy Capps has a bad case of lazypossumidis.

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Workaphobic

electronicfly

Created by: electronicfly

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Labourcede

Created by: Kevcom2007

Pronunciation: lay/bour/seed

Sentence: Daddy Joe had a severe case of labourcede when it came time to do simple household chores, like getting off the couch and doing the dishes.

Etymology: labour + cede (surrender)

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Ergotoxication

Created by: mugwai

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Etymology: latin work(ergo)poison(toxica)

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Latharengitis

Created by: dinglejerry

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Sentence: When his dad told him to mow the lawn, Billy instantly became stricken with Latharengitis.

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Feignting

Created by: Mauserketi

Pronunciation: Fayn-ting

Sentence: Don't worry, Bob didn't faint. He's only feignting.

Etymology: From faint and feign.

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Rigoravoidis

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rigərəvoidəs

Sentence: The old gang liked to get together for a dinner out about once a month. Whenever it came time to pay the bill Wesley seems to come down with a case of rigoravoidis, unable to bend his elbow enough to reach either the tabletop or his wallet.

Etymology: rigor mortis (stiffening of the joints and muscles of a body a few hours after death) + avoid (keep away from or stop oneself from doing something)

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like he wass checkcident prone! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 23:01:00

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Shirkicize

Created by: MayorBob

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Ditchitis

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: dich/i/tis

Sentence: Thankfully, a severe attack of "Ditchitis" happened to prevent him from having to clean out the platypus pond bowl, mend his well-worn long-johns, and fix a broken teapot for his spouse.

Etymology: ditch: duck or avoid at all costs + itis: a disease of convenience

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Laboracide

Created by: janham

Pronunciation: lay-bore-a-syd

Sentence: John went into laboracide after he was told to do the dishes.

Etymology: labor-as in work a-just there to make it cooler cide-as in suicide

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