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Gilltrip

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gil trip

Sentence: When Daisy gets home from work each night, her goldfish, Smelt Gibson, always gives her the gilltrip look. You know, that pethetic longing to make her feel bad about him being alone so much. If he could, he'd show her that warning from the Sturgeon General that warns that neglected pet fish can become hard of herring...

Etymology: Gill (respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water) & Guilt Trip (remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence)

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COMMENTS:

DrWebsterIII on the nose!!! - DrWebsterIII, 2012-11-22: 01:54:00

DrWebsterIII and those fish-tales from the ocean !!:) - DrWebsterIII, 2012-11-22: 01:56:00

Dear DrWebsterIII: I do it just for the halibut...otherwise what's the porpoise? P.S. Love your comments to all...very supportive and if I may be koi, you are a kindly sole... - Nosila, 2012-11-22: 22:16:00

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Melancollie

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: mel-lan-col-lie

Sentence: Jake, a border collie, hated being left behind and felt melancollie and dejected. So the highly intelligent and talented dog who could control a flock of sheep or geese with just a look, would also use his stare to control his owner, making her feel very guilty for leaving him.

Etymology: melancholy: tending to promote sadness and gloom + collie: herding dog originating from the British Isles - Border Collies in particular have a distinct "gaze" that they use to control sheep, geese, children or anything that moves (except for cats, who stare back at them and refuse to be herded)

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cute! - Nosila, 2010-02-17: 23:22:00

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Gloomcoma

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: gloom/coma

Sentence: Jenny was sure Jaws was mad at her again. Not only was he refusing to eat, holding his breath (no visible bubbles for seconds at a time), AND scaring her to death by floating belly up now and then, but he seemed to have the worst case of gloomcoma since she forgot he was in the room and ate a whole can of sardines on saltines in front of him.

Etymology: Gloom: Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness. + Glaucoma: Disease in which the pressure of the fluid inside the eye is too high, resulting in a loss of peripheral vision

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COMMENTS:

If you are fishing for votes, it worked! Good Word - Nosila, 2008-09-19: 01:51:00

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Condogle

Created by: Nimbulan

Pronunciation: Con - doe - gul

Sentence: A quick Condogle put Frank right back in his seat.

Etymology: Condem, Ogle.

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Opthalmologuilt

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: op-thal-moll-o-guilt

Sentence: Almost immediately as I saw the look of opthalmologuilt from her, I realized that I had forgotten her birthday.

Etymology: opthalmology (science of the eye) / guilt (guilty)

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Petantic

Created by: gobidesert

Pronunciation: pet-an-tic

Sentence: The cat has been petantic all morning -- perhaps we should take it for a walk?

Etymology: Variation on pedantic.

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Hangdoggone

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Hang-dog-gon

Sentence: Felicity never failed to notice the hangdoggone look her pets would give her when she'd return from a night out or even a shopping trip, and her pooch Hector was the most baleful of her menagerie.

Etymology: Blend of 'hangdog' (shamefaced; guilty), 'doggone' (damned; confounded),

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Eyecusation

Created by: tdhall56

Pronunciation: I kews a shun

Sentence: When I picked up my dog, Buddy, at the vets, he looked at me with eyecusation

Etymology: eye - eye/sight accuse/accusation

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Guilterful

Created by: StrangerThenFiction

Pronunciation: guilt-er-ful

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Petthetic

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: pet-the-tic

Sentence: Rover slowly wagged his tail and gazed petthetically, as his master left for the day.

Etymology:

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-22: 10:34:00
Came up with this one thanks to my sucky-baby cat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 11:32:00
Your pet inspiration! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-10-22: 19:09:00
Petspiration? Nah, sounds a little too much like dog sweat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-23: 03:03:00
Pet sweat? That smells like a good idea for a definition. I will put it on the list. Thanks ErWenn! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-17: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2011-07-06: 04:33:00
staretling

'I can't believe you left me here all day. Alone!'

DEFINITION: n., A sulky look characterized by prolonged eye contact, which pets give their owners and/or spouses when they feel neglected. v., To stare at someone with a sad-eyed look in an effort to make them feel guilty.

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