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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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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Created by: Edburns


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


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Created by: talius

Pronunciation: Foe-stu-mus


Etymology: faux-fake posthumous-after death

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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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Created by: geekgrrl


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


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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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Created by: beast

Pronunciation: un-en-too-she-ious

Sentence: That guy fell into unenthuscious at work yesterday.


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Created by: alphabetapolothology


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


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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)


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

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


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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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