Verboticism: Choreaphobia

'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: 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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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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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ass-is-toe-sis

Sentence: When asked by his wife to help get the groceries from the car, Bob was overcome by an unexpected bout of assistosis.

Etymology: assist, osis

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Created by: galwaywegian




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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: boutros9




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Created by: matkline

Pronunciation: Just as it is spelled.

Sentence: "I'm so sick of James' choreshirking - I think I want a divorce."

Etymology: Portmanteau of chore and shirk.

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Created by: jstrange


Sentence: Tom was always out buying new clothes since he was drudgephobic and could never do laundry.


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Created by: Adamm

Pronunciation: Fay-tal-iss-iss

Sentence: "My brother comes over with a bout of Fatalysis at the mere sight of a dishcloth."

Etymology: A fusion of the words Fatal and Paralysis, as the "victim" becomes paralysed to such an extreme that a fatality is sometimes believed to have occoured.

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Created by: ratibala


Sentence: My husband was fakescape at the site of me paying the bills.


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