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Created by: 1245678

Pronunciation: giv-en-up-on-hue-man-is-um

Sentence: if you cant communicate with other fellow human beings you suffer with givenuponhumanism.


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Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: an-mal

Sentence: hi i am a annmmall

Etymology: dmgolej

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: zoo-MYOO-ni-keyt. (uh-see-SEE-eyt)

Sentence: Some people looked upon Bob as the zoological equivalent of Zamenhof, {or a modern day St Francis of Assissi)zoomunicating(assissiating) with the animal world in a language he called, "Menagerese". Others, however, thought that he was nothing more than a greedy, guttural rat; or, at best, a self-deluded do-little, who needed to see a "quack" immediately.

Etymology: ZOOMUNICATE: Blend of zoo:Gk element meaning animal and communicate. QUACK: "medical charlatan, doctor (slang) short for quacksalver, from Du. kwaksalver, lit. "hawker of salve," 2. The harsh, throaty sound of a duck. ASSISSIATE: as in St Francis of Assissi:patron saint of animals; who, it is claimed, was able to talk to animals.


I like this one almost as well as Tigger's! Maybe just one 'm' less. - stache, 2008-03-28: 01:25:00

If I have unintentiontally "stolen" or plagiarize Tigger's verbotomy: please consider "assissiate" as my verbotomy for today. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-28: 04:13:00

(chuckle) - stache, 2008-03-28: 10:09:00

hey Ozzie - Steve0 already beat you to it with assisiate - I'm sure your very fertile mind can come up with another one though - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-28: 11:18:00

why don't we go with 'Menagerese' - that's a great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-28: 13:18:00

I think I'lI take your advice, JBW. Impossible for me not to vote for this one. "Great" minds and all that stuff! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-28: 23:39:00

you kill me, ob. - stache, 2008-03-30: 20:50:00


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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PET-OPHELIA

Sentence: The old neighborhood Just ain't the same Nobody knows just What became of Ophelia? Where have you gone? .....Ashes of laughter The coast is clear Why do the best things always disappear? Like Ophelia... Please darken my door. .....lyrics by The Band

Etymology: PET+OH!+FEELYA=PETOFEELYA.....PET: a domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility perhaps back-formation from Middle English pety small.....OH!: used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement [interjection].....FEEL YA: late 20th centuy slang, possibly rooted in ebonics, derived from the phrase" I FEEL YA"-implying a deep, unspoken empathy bordering on mystical understanding..... FEEL to be aware of by instinct or inference. Middle English felen, from Old English fēlan; akin to Old High German fuolen to feel, Latin palpare to caress.....OPHELIA: A pivotal character in Hamlet, Ophelia is the most one-dimensional. She has the potential to become a tragic heroine but she instead crumbles into insanity, becoming merely tragic and ducklike. Ophelia sings songs and waddles around the stage,handing out flowers while citing their symbolic meanings and consuming millet. Although interpretations of the meanings differ, her telepathic contact with deceased waterfowl is generally accepted as a manifestation of madness- at least in the stage version that recently made it's North American tour of shabby playhouses and art-nouveaux beer gardens......


Felin(e) ya Oh!philia :P - dochanne, 2009-05-18: 02:54:00

Ophelia Good, like I know I should now.. - Nosila, 2009-05-18: 13:17:00

funny.... - mweinmann, 2009-05-18: 22:45:00

You're back inventing words again! Good :) I've missed you! Great sentence and funny word! I clicked on the word just to see who could come up with a word like this and BOOM it's YOU! KUDOS! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-19: 02:56:00


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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: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pet spur antow

Sentence: Not only could she speak petsperanto, she could tweet.

Etymology: esperanto, pet

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Created by: dennisrussis

Pronunciation: zu-shi-eit

Sentence: He tried to explain something extremely simple, but a man looked like it was beyond his comprehension. What more could he desire? It was simpler to ZOOCIATE with a dog: understand everthing, but can't talk.

Etymology: zoo + associate

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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: 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: 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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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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'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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