Verboticism: Responsivulsion

'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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Dutiphobia

Created by: Verbotomnist

Pronunciation: Doo-tee-fo-bee-ah

Sentence: He suffers from dutiphobia, even the sight of a mop or broom may trigger an attack.

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Ortatize

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Ort-a-tyze

Sentence: He ortatized as soon as he heard the word "dishes".

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Atrophlump

Created by: contender1

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Chorlergy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: chore-ler-gy

Sentence: Marvin had a terrible chorlergy. Paint made him break out in a rash, dust gave him hives, his toolbox gave him a collapsed spine and detergent was like kryptonite to his system.

Etymology: chore: tedious household task + allergy: a high sensitivity to certain substances that make the sufferer sneeze, break out in a rash or, in extreme cases, have to be rushed to the hospitalwith anaphalactic shock

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Napendicitis

Created by: sfts2

Pronunciation: na-pen-di-ci-tus

Sentence: I have a chronic case of napendicitis

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Taskaphobiysim

Created by: stormee

Pronunciation: task-a-foebee-ism

Sentence: Her husband had a sudden attack of taskaphoiyism when it came time to mow the lawn.

Etymology: A sudden illness related to task related work.

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Comapose

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: koh-ma-poz

Sentence: Mitchell would go completely comapose whenever his wife asked him to do any chores around the house. This was relatively benign, until one day when they were driving home from cottage, and his wife thoughtlessly asked him if he could cut the grass when they got back to the city. He had just pulled into the passing lane, when he lost consciousness...

Etymology: comatose + pose (i.e. fake posture, stand still and do nothing)

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COMMENTS:

A Coma-ly word indeed! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 22:58:00

great work, jrogan....you get my vote. - mweinmann, 2009-08-04: 07:34:00

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Lazividy

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Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: lay-ziff-ity

Sentence: We were supposed to do some springcleaning on the weekend, but were overcome by lazividy.

Etymology: lazy levidity

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Malaisance

Created by: erlking

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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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