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'Oh Ducky, I'm so glad that I can talk to you'

DEFINITION: n. A person who has the highly developed ability to communicate on a direct level with any type of animal, except for human beings. v. To talk to animals because you know that communicating with people is useless.

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: PET ah gog

Sentence: The reason Ann Noy talks with animals is that no people WANT to talk with her. She is a petagogue, spewing her dog-ma all the time. She talks until she's horse. People are too cowed by her obviously superior intelligence to ox her what she's talking about, and it's too difficult to ferret out the meaning. Everyone ducks when they see her coming, and they just want to bat her away. So she long ago gave up trying to figure out why people were so catty about her, and retreated, tortoiselike, to her cocoon to live out her days as an animal whisperer.

Etymology: pet + pedagogue (a person who teaches, instructs, or talks in a manner that is excessively dogmatic, shows off his or her learnedness or overemphasizes minor details)


Hart-felt story...porpoiseful and not boaring! - Nosila, 2010-06-04: 23:55:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: loon a tik

Sentence: Fauna could always understand all animal voices and in particular had a great rapport with all forms of waterfowl. She could translate duckdialect, goosegarble,swanspeak and in particular, loonlingo. In fact, the people she ignored thought her a loonatic, when she spoke loonatalk!

Etymology: Wordplay on Lunatic (a crazy person;insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon) + Loon (a waterfowl)

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Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Ver-beh-trait

Sentence: As a self-absorbed bipedal anthropoid vertebrate Jenny found herself often unable to communicate effectively with others of her kind, largely due to her grandiose verbosity, vective and vacillation. She was thus a verbetrate and spent most of her time quakkety-yakking (but ducks were not such good listeners), gibbon-gabbing, and slither-blathering.

Etymology: Verb: doing word, such as 'speaking'; Vertebrate: animals with backbones, such as mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, but not politicians. This group is obviously so big that the few members who are actually human are neglible. I note this word is often misspelled as 'verbetrate' by an interposition of the "b" and the "t", hence found as such in google. Betray: turn to the 'other' side, ie. talk to the animals rather than humans.. Also Verberage and of course Verbotomy.


metrohumanx That's telling them! - metrohumanx, 2009-05-18: 02:15:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ark tik you late

Sentence: Fauna could arkticulate with any kind of animal on the planet. She had a rare gift that allowed her to speak and be understood by each creature in their native tongue. She could hawk-talk;yakity-yak;elephant-rant;utter-otter;giraffe-gaffe;fish-dish;talk turkey;rattler-tattler;shark-bark;rabbit-on;horse-discourse and goat-quote. She was fluent in flamingo-lingo & dingo-lingo;fox-talks & ox-talks;cat-chat & rat-chat;ram-jam & lamb-jam;seal-spiel & eel-spiel;hog-blog & dog-blog;lynx-thinks;gander-slander;worm-term;panda-memoranda and leech-speech. She could also speak legal-beagle;bird-word;spout-trout;jaw-macaw;slang-orangutang;fawn-phonetics;gibbons-gibber;rhino-rhetoric;ass-sass;bear-criticism and pelican-brief. She had a built-in critter transmitter. She knew American Swine language and was considered fly-lingual. Yes, Fauna deerly loved all creatures but one: people. They were the real beasts!

Etymology: ark (as in Noah's Ark, where there were 2 of every every kind of animal on Earth) & articulate (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way or put into words or an expression)


Whoo hoo! Your sentence is laugh-out-loud funny. 'bear-criticism and pelican- brief.' Love it. how about knowing the worm terms and the ant rants? can't leave out the lesser among us, now, can we? - stache, 2008-03-28: 01:44:00

jeez-you amended before I could post my comment and beat me to one of 'em! - stache, 2008-03-28: 01:46:00

sorry, stache, as soon as I go to end it,I think of another. Make the animal voices stop! - Nosila, 2008-03-28: 01:50:00

petaj funky-glibbon, gosshawk-gossip, cricket-critique, crow-crow, raven-on, - fun stuff, got my vote. - petaj, 2008-03-28: 07:40:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-28: 11:26:00

Cheers, mates...After I signed off, they kept popping in my head: wombat-chat;moose-juice; and many other terns of phrases! - Nosila, 2008-03-28: 23:58:00

Missed this one completely:great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 20:40:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dīəfrôg

Sentence: Unable to find her prince, Jessica is left talking to any number of toads. She’s been known to work her tale off on this one-sided diafrog.

Etymology: dialogue (conversation between two or more people) + frog (a tailless amphibian with a short squat body, moist smooth skin, and very long hind legs for leaping) Unwilling alter ego of princes in fairy tales.

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Created by: werdnurd

Pronunciation: con - ver - sape

Sentence: Lydia, left alone in the jungles, was living a life of bare subsistence on roots, bugs and other things she was able to forage. Then, one day, she began to conversape with the local tribe of chimpanzees. They told her where all of the best fruit could be found, and kept her in the loop regarding the local gossip.

Etymology: from the slang verb, conversate - and ape (n) being the animal itself and ape (v) to bemoan

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: droo-lit-l

Sentence: Andrew is not very comfortable talking to people. He would prefer chattering with squirrels or honking with geese. He is so good at mimicking animals that you would think he knew what they were saying. His few friends have taken to calling him Dr. Drewlittle.

Etymology: Drew (nickname for Andrew) + Dr. Dolittle (central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting, known for his ability to talk to animals in their native language)

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Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation: feather-brain

Sentence: Boring old definition of featherbrain: an emptyheaded person Verboticized new definition of featherbrain: an emptyheaded person who uses only fowl language

Etymology: Featherhead: noun, Old English; to have feathers for brains


It must be fowl play.. or maybe vowel play :P - dochanne, 2009-05-18: 03:19:00


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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: zoo' - chat

Sentence: Jodi was a real quackadoodle when it came to the animal kingdom, she much preferred to zoochat with the animals than the human race

Etymology: zoo ( Gr. animals) + chat (talk, converse, communicate)

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Created by: doseydotes

Pronunciation: ˈfret-ˈtü-ˈbrü-ˈte

Sentence: Celia rushed home at night, anxious to see her three cats. They were friends to her like no one else; they always listened to her worries with what was apparent sympathy. They were calm and patient and loving, just like she wished her human friends could be. She had taken to talking to them from the minute she got up – even while she was in the shower - because she knew they’d be alone all day, lost without her. At the last possible minute, when she had just barely enough time to make it to work, she left. As soon as the door closed, one of the male cats always turned to the other one and rolled his eyes. “I know. I know,” the second cat would always say (it had turned into a running joke between them) “what a freakin’ fretubrute.”

Etymology: From the Transylvanian, fret, a diminutive of Frederick; from the LeHigh, tu bru, meaning literally "please bring me a couple of bottles of whatever tasty fermented starch-based hop-flavored beverage is most readily available"; and from the Buckwheat, te, an abbreviated version of "otay," meaning "everything is going to be just fine, sir."

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by leechdude. Thank you leechdude. ~ James

stache - 2008-03-28: 01:36:00
Great 'toon, as usual. Thanks for the def, too, leechdude.

stache - 2008-03-28: 17:48:00
thanks, JW.

stache - 2008-03-28: 17:50:00
oops. wrong box.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-18: 00:01:01
We are starting our summer season at Verbotomy today -- which means we are re-doing some of favorite Verbotomies from the past. Today's definition was suggested by leechdude. Thank you leechdude ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-05-18: 10:06:00
Whew...thanks for the update! I thought it was reducks...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-18: 10:28:00
Reducks revisited... ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-04: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by leechdude. Thank you leechdude. ~ James

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