Verboticism: Workolepsy

'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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Flushidle

Created by: skelk

Pronunciation: Flush-iddle

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Lazyck

Created by: jgastald

Pronunciation: laizyck

Sentence: Mommy, Daddy got lazyck again...

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Responsibilityitis

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: res + pons + ih + bill + ih + tee + eye + tiss

Sentence: Bill was rushed to the hospital when his responsibilityitis flared up; at least he didn't have to take the girls shopping.

Etymology: responsibility + itis

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Abchorance

Created by: plewis

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Feignt

Created by: dkrider

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Etymology: Feign + Faint = Feignt

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- dkrider, 2006-12-13: 23:33:00

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Shirkitis

Created by: Fleury

Pronunciation: sherk-EYE-tiss

Sentence: Bob came down with a sudden case of shirkitis when he heard the sound of the vacuum cleaner.

Etymology: "shirk" (to evade work) + "-itis" (suffix used in pathological terms that denotes an inflamation of organs

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Slobajob

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: slob-a-job

Sentence: Uri was such a slobajob, well able to make a mess but incapable of cleaning one up.

Etymology: Messy recycling of 1) Slob, somebody who would live in the own excrement and 2) Bob-a-job, to do a small task in return for a reward, especially by boy scouts.

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I know a few slobajobs... But I refuse to clean up after them. (Actually I just pretend to refuse, because I can't stand the mess.) - jrogan, 2009-08-04: 07:21:00

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Eschewitis

Created by: sisternyx

Pronunciation: es-shoo-i-tis

Sentence: Mom said the reason Dad has a headache every Saturday and can't go to grandma's house with us is that he has eschewitis.

Etymology: eschew itis

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Laborcondria

Created by: gabngar

Pronunciation: Lay-bore-con-dree-uh

Sentence: Charley's laborcondria kicked in whenever he had to do his chores.

Etymology: Labor (work) + -condria (hypocondria)

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Undignidied

Created by: crazytown

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Sentence: After the cops found Joe's body, they concluded he had somehow undignidied sometime between cleaning his ears and clearing the table, or possibly doing both at the same time.

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