Verboticism: Chorefit

'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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Shirkitis

Created by: warped

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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Phinjury

Created by: BoneMan

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Grandmalaise

Created by: xcruser88x

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Sentence: Struck suddenly by grandmalaise, Mike dropped to his knees in front of the dirty laundry.

Etymology: Grand Mal + Malaise

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Failment

Created by: steev

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Dutophasia

doogman

Created by: doogman

Pronunciation: doo-toe-fay-shah

Sentence: When asked to clean up the cat's vomit, George suddenly collapsed from dutophasia.

Etymology: From that Latin 'Duto' (work) and Phasia (illness)

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Laundochondria

rivets

Created by: rivets

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Psychocondria

Created by: mytimeonearth

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Sentence: When asked to clean the bathroom she frequently had an attack of psychocondria.

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Exercispire

johnsto

Created by: johnsto

Pronunciation: Exersi-spired

Sentence: Alice can't do it; she's exercispired.

Etymology: Exert (to do work) + expire (to die/end)

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COMMENTS:

johnsto im rubbish - johnsto, 2006-12-13: 07:29:00

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Possumnation

Created by: DIKIDI

Pronunciation: pah-sum-NA-shun

Sentence: possumnation always strikes my children right at room cleaning time.

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Shwirk

Created by: ipswich78

Pronunciation: As it sounds

Sentence: He's just shwirking again...

Etymology: Combination of Shirk and work.

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COMMENTS:

Hey Ipswich78: Good word! I'm voting for it! - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:38:00

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