Verboticism: Husbandishry

'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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Possify

Created by: squirrelian

Pronunciation: possify

Sentence: If Bill comes looking for volunteers just possify until he goes away.

Etymology: derived from "playing possum" combined with "ossify"

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Flamboozled

Created by: Edburns

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Sentence: The young toddler was flamboozled after his mother asked him to take out the trash.

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Fauxsthumous

Created by: talius

Pronunciation: Foe-stu-mus

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Etymology: faux-fake posthumous-after death

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Unreworcoleptic

Created by: Windyo

Pronunciation: Un/weur/ko/lep/tic

Sentence: This person in unreworkoleptic... He can't even hear of unrewarding activites without fainting.

Etymology: Base of "un", mixed with "work" arranged with a C rather than a K, and "leptic" comes from "narcoleptic" ^^

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Laborisavoidus

Created by: geekgrrl

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Sentence: 'Gee Hon, I would love to help do the dishes, but you know that I suffer from LaborisAvoidus.'

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Aworkvoid

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ah-werk-voyd

Sentence: Whenever big projects were on deck and his boss began to assign work, he began to plan his aworkvoid strategy. The next day he would announce to the team that he had strep throat, H1N1, and pneumonia all at once. Thus the 5 week absence began. Obviously when he came back to work all the projects were complete.

Etymology: avoid + work

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Unenthuscious

Created by: beast

Pronunciation: un-en-too-she-ious

Sentence: That guy fell into unenthuscious at work yesterday.

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Slothopathic

Created by: alphabetapolothology

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Sentence: I'd ask him to fix it, but he's a total slothopath.

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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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Partivoidicitis

Created by: jigendalitwoforks

Pronunciation: par-tih-voy-dis-eye-tus

Sentence: Joey claimed to have partivoidicitis after his father handed him the lawnmower.

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