Verboticism: Mortation

'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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Laborfeign

Created by: Viveja

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Laundochondria

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Created by: rivets

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Tempacitated

Created by: breaddough

Pronunciation: tem-pass-ih-tayted

Sentence: When the time came to take out the garbage, he always managed to become tempacitated for just enough time for someone else to do it.

Etymology: just look at the word

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Lazochondria

Created by: parabasis

Pronunciation: lay-zoh-KAHN-dree-ah

Sentence: When his mom asked him to mow the lawn, Harold had a lazochondriatic bout of carpal tunnel.

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Lazyck

Created by: jgastald

Pronunciation: laizyck

Sentence: Mommy, Daddy got lazyck again...

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Downforthecountability

Created by: TheBocaj

Pronunciation: DOWN-for-thuh-KOUN-tuh-BIL-i-tee

Sentence: Steve was asked to clean his room on Saturday; however, when his mother checked up on him at lunchtime, she discovered he had contracted yet another case of downforthecontability, which put him out of commission until dinner was served.

Etymology: To be out for the fight [down for the count] when others are relying on you [accountability]

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Psychocondria

Created by: mytimeonearth

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Sentence: When asked to clean the bathroom she frequently had an attack of psychocondria.

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Vigormortis

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vig-er-mawr-tis

Sentence: Tony is an active, if slightly paunchy, dad. He plays with the kids. He even rides his bike a couple days a week. A strange affliction hits him when household chores are mentioned. He immediately comes down with acute vigormortis, a condition where all energy drains from his body to the point that he can barely lift a finger. The cure comes as quickly as it manifests as soon as the chore is complete or even assigned to someone else.

Etymology: vigor (healthy physical or mental energy or power; vitality) + rigor mortis (the stiffening of the body after death)

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Potamobility

Created by: Bunny36

Pronunciation: Po-tah-moh-bill-i-tee

Sentence: Daddy seems to have come down with another case of potatamobility.

Etymology: Thought to have originated from the saying 'coach potato'.

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Lackowannadothatitis

Created by: HackMaster

Pronunciation: lack-O-wanna-do-that-itis

Sentence: When asked to wash the car, I suddenly experienced an onset of lackowannadothatitis.

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