Verboticism: Travailitis

'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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Laziplasia

Created by: swifttwinkie

Pronunciation: lay-zuh-play-shuh

Sentence: Tom's laziplasia usually flares up after lunch during the work week and is especially bad on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights.

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Worksickneism

Created by: Auxilizz

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Ergosis

Created by: sir67

Pronunciation: ur go sis

Sentence: erg - unit of work osis - suffix, disease or abnormal condition

Etymology: After being informed that the lawn needed mowing, Pat was struck within an acute case of ergosis.

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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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Necrolepsy

Created by: GhostShip

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Workalepsi

Created by: Dancebert

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Slumpitis

Created by: munky

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Sentence: anthony was overcome with acute slumpitis at the sound of the finish of the dishwasher cycle.

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Thesbolepsy

Created by: tritium

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Etymology: Thesbo- and -lepsy.

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Workumvent

Created by: Shlub

Pronunciation: Were - come - vent

Sentence: "I think I'll workumvent this week's shipping reports," thought John as he positioned the saw above his hand.

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COMMENTS:

Good sentence Shlub -- Funny! And frightenly true... - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:46:00

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Workaphobic

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Created by: electronicfly

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