Verboticism: Laborified

'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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Created by: crazytown


Sentence: After the cops found Joe's body, they concluded he had somehow undignidied sometime between cleaning his ears and clearing the table, or possibly doing both at the same time.


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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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Created by: Fleury

Pronunciation: sherk-EYE-tiss

Sentence: Bob came down with a sudden case of shirkitis when he heard the sound of the vacuum cleaner.

Etymology: "shirk" (to evade work) + "-itis" (suffix used in pathological terms that denotes an inflamation of organs

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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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Created by: Coolfool

Pronunciation: "Act" + truist as in altruist.

Sentence: Don't worry, dear. He won't be such an actruist once the dishes are done.

Etymology: Derived as an antonym of altruism, which is an unselfish concern for others. Actruism is an apt word, as an antonym, as his actions are the opposite of those of an altruist, as his behaviour is a self-serving "act".

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Created by: Hjason

Pronunciation: la-zill-ner-ous

Sentence: Oh, honey, can you please do the dishes for me because I am so lazillnerous.

Etymology: lazy-illness-rouse


- Hjason, 2006-12-19: 13:47:00


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Created by: neruka

Pronunciation: Muh-laze

Sentence: The quick, brown fox jumped over the malazin' dog

Etymology: Malaise + Laze

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Created by: k28en

Pronunciation: fee-sick

Sentence: As a noun: He is such a physick. His physick is acting up again.

Etymology: Physically Sick

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Created by: Anctus

Pronunciation: Glu/te/ring

Sentence: And once he was asked to clean the toilet he fell gluttering to the floor.

Etymology: Gluttony+loitering

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