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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: stache

Pronunciation: kôn-fôn-āb'yə-lā'shən

Sentence: Most often, the conversations between Cindy and her overweight but handsome cat, Nigel, were rather one-sided. In the mornings, he screamed to be let into the bedroom or out, or she screamed at him to SHUT UUUUUPPPPP!!!! However, in their most private moments, when the kids had been put to bed, and after John was long gone to slumberland, their confaunabulations were deep, personal and rewarding to them both.

Etymology: con, Australian adaptation, "one sentenced to penitence;" faun, derived from fawn, Middle English faunen, from Old English fagnian, to rejoice, from fagen, fægen, glad, to exhibit affection or attempt to please; ab, shortened form of abdomen, Latin abdōmen, belly, the part of the body of a mammal between the thorax and the pelvis; ulation, shortened form of ululation, from pp. stem of ululare "ululate," a reduplicated imitative base (cf. Gk. ololyzein "to cry aloud," Skt. ululih "a howling," Lith. uluti "howl," Gael. uileliugh "wail of lamentation," O.E. ule "owl"), a howling or wailing.


great word stache - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-28: 13:54:00

thanks jw - stache, 2008-03-28: 17:51:00


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Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: var-min-ist-er

Sentence: Having lost the backing of the people, Hillary surprisingly turned to varministry.

Etymology: varmint+ minister= varminister

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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: 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: Biscotti

Pronunciation: an-uh-kay-shun

Sentence: When Angie started talking to the mosquitos, her parents knew she was practicing anication. She refused to speak to any human being, claiming that animals and/or insects were far superior in intelligence; meaning they made better conversation as well.

Etymology: Animal (lions and tigers and bears..oh my!) + communication (to speak with)

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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: zho-or-ah-kil

Sentence: "The Master demands a sacrifice, David," said Harvey, his canines bared as he paced along the fence next door, "He finds your limited faith insufficient." The labrador stopped and stared through the chain links at him vacantly. David held his head in his hands. Could this be happening? Was he a zooracle or just losing his mind? Either way, he had to silence the persistent animal, so he would silence him with sacrifice. "My fealty to the dark lord will be apparent by this afternoon." He disappeared into house and grabbed his .44 caliber Bulldog revolver, and stalked to his car. The tires squealed and the Ford Galaxie sped off into the city. When the car was a waning mirage the two teenage boys stepped out from behind Sam Carr's house, cackling with laughter and holding a walkie-talkie. "That Berkowitz kid is an IDIOT!" the taller of the two said, as they walked to the black lab and unstrapped the other handset from the dogs collar.

Etymology: zoo - prefix relating to animals, oracle - a chosen person who can interpret normally unintelligible communications from non-human sources


I considered 'oracle' as a component. I was thinking along the lines of, 'animoracle.' Nice combination. - stache, 2008-03-28: 01:27:00 er, dog. - stache, 2008-03-28: 01:38:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-28: 11:24:00

Wow, Banky! Very imaginative theory on the 'Son of Sam' serial killer story, (in case anyone didn't catch that), and, I might add, chillingly morbid. Great stuff. - Tigger, 2008-03-30: 03:42:00


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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /zoo-MYOO-ni-keyt/

Sentence: Trudy always knew she wanted to work with animals, since they were the only ones who seemed to understand her. She would visit the zoo several times a week because she liked to think that she could zoommunicate with the animals there. When there were no other visitors around, she would speak out loud to them, explaining how insensitive and heartless other humans were. Trudy would make her rounds, spending time with different creatures and trying to avoid the crowds. At first the animals at the zoo seemed to show interest in her monologues, but most of them were used to her presence by now and she was beginning to sense their boredom with her. Trudy was going to have to look for another zoo soon — she might even have to move to another city — in order to find a group of animals who were ready for a long-term committment.

Etymology: Zoo - a park or facility where animals are kept (from Greek, zoion "an animal") + Communicate - to express thoughts, feelings, or information easily or effectively (from Latin, commūnicāre "to impart, make common")


Looking at the word alone, I like it, so far. - stache, 2008-03-28: 01:23:00

I am sorry if I have unintentionally "stolen" or plagiarize your word. I have included an alternative verbotomy for today: "Assissiate" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-28: 04:17:00

Oh no, did we post the same word at the same time, Bob? No worries. - Tigger, 2008-03-28: 11:54:00

I could just go with my 2nd choice, "Varminteract" (varmint + interact) as an alternate. - Tigger, 2008-03-28: 12:03:00

Nice sentence. I considered, 'animonologue,' but thought it too one-way. - stache, 2008-03-28: 12:48:00

Impossible for me not to vote for this one. "Great" minds, and all that stuff! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-28: 23:41:00


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Created by: spotthecat1

Pronunciation: anee-purr

Sentence: The girl was so busy anipurring that she failed to notice that the rat had chewed off her earlobe.

Etymology: animal + purr


I find your sentence very funny, which rather worries me. - stache, 2008-03-28: 12:50:00


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Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: an-mal

Sentence: hi i am a annmmall

Etymology: dmgolej

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: crit - er - patr

Sentence: Helga had a gift that enabled her to 'converse' with all sorts of animals and whenever she was around them she'd keep up a continual twitter of critterpatter.

Etymology: critter and patter


love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-28: 11:23:00


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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
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Whew...thanks for the update! I thought it was reducks...

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