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Glossomammalia

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gloss-o-mam-mail-i-a

Sentence: Emma, Dr. Doolittle's faithful assistant received the gift of glossomammalia one night at an ASPCA rally. She was an especially talented duck whisperer and soon was given her own show on Animal Planet where she would drive to the homes of people who had pets with issues and grievances against their owners. Eventually she went into animalaw, and succesfully argued in front of the Supreme Court to change the law to allow pets to sue their owners for cruelty.

Etymology: Glossolalia: "The gift of tongues" an estatic speech uttered in the worship services of several sects stressing emotion and religious ferver + mammalia: mammal, the highest class of vertebra.

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metrohumanx Strangely animerotic word. very good. - metrohumanx, 2009-05-18: 02:17:00

Animammerotic mammocentrism of the highest order! (but not the 'highest class' since none is 'higher' than another) - dochanne, 2009-05-18: 03:14:00

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Petagogue

karenanne

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)

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

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Chickchat

clarice

Created by: clarice

Pronunciation: chick chat

Sentence: Clarice never believed talking to plants would make them grow faster and healthier. However, she would always chickchat away at the chicken farm. ---- another sentence ---- Clarice and her canary chickchatted all afternoon.

Etymology: chick (young bird especially of domestic fowl, slang for youg ladies) + chat (an informal conversation, birds having a chattering call)

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:) - galwaywegian, 2010-06-04: 05:47:00

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Assisiate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: a/see/see/ate

Sentence: Jonathan was in sync with all varities of animals and able to assisiate with them at will.

Etymology: St Frances of Assisi (who could communicate with animals) + associate

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nice twist - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-28: 11:08:00

I hadn't a clue until I read your etymology. Very nice. - stache, 2008-03-28: 12:41:00

Hard for me not to vote for this one. Great minds, and all that stuff! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-28: 23:36:00

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Antalk

kasmin

Created by: kasmin

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Zoociate

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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Loonatic

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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Petsperanto

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pet spur an toe

Sentence: He said had a doctorate in Petsperanto, but she thought he was a quack

Etymology: esperanto, pet

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petstacular word - Nosila, 2010-06-04: 09:21:00

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Anitalk

Created by: scarletzinc

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Linguafreakout

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: lihng-gwa-freek-owt

Sentence: Her parents thought it might have begun with that cute little sock monkey she was given on her first birthday. But, as her world expanded to include a pet dog, generations of hamsters, three cats, birds of many colors and sizes, endless trips to many zoos across the country, horses and a private stable at twelve, the llamas and alpacas, that safari in her twenties followed by an attempt at veterinary school, the cycles between her linguafreakouts were becoming closer and closer.

Etymology: From LINGUA FRANCA, meaning language used by persons who speak different languages + FREAK OUT, slang, meaning to make or become highly agitated

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Comments:

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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