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'Omigod! That is a huge snake!'

DEFINITION: v. To "adopt" a cute, baby, wild animal as a pet, which then grows up to become a very large, very wild, and very dangerous predator. n. A person who treats wild animals like pets, only to discover that they are not.

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Kittycatastrophe

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kit/tee/ka/tas/tro/fee

Sentence: The baby mountain lion looked so helpless and adorable when it stumbled into their tent that Sally and Sam decided to take it home. It soon turned into a kittycatastrophe.

Etymology: kitty cat + catastrophe

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admire the dichotomy between the 2 words in yhour etymology! Portrays the change in feelings ever so well! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 16:07:00

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Aspouse

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: as powz

Sentence: When Tina found the tiny snake, she called her Cleo and decided to aspouse her as one of the family. Over the years Cleo grew and grew until she became massive and spent her days and nights hunting around the house. Tina was unaware that Cleo had become smitten with her husband Henry. One day, Tina could not find Henry. She reported him missing and it was not until the police arrived, that they noticed the Henry-shaped bulge inside the snake. "What did your husband do for a living?", asked the policeman. "Why he was an accountant." Tina declared. "Well no wonder Cleo took a fancy to him" said the cop, "he was an adder!"

Etymology: Asp (a variety of viper;cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death)& Espouse (to adopt as one's own;to give your support to something;to wed)

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Anthropetmorphize

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Ann-throw-pet-more-fize

Sentence: When I happened upon the fawn and it looked at me with that "deer in the headlights" look--literally--I lost all judgment and wrapped him up in a blanket and took him home. By fall, I realized my tendency to anthopetmorphize Donder had laid waste to my garden, made my yard impassable for all the little deer turds, and put me in violation of several covenant codes. I could see the neighborhood association president measuring Donder with his eyes to see how he might fit in his trophy room.

Etymology: Anthropomorphize (To ascribe human characteristics to things not human) altered to include "pet"

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Some guys will do anything for a buck or to make more doe! Good word! - Nosila, 2009-04-09: 22:10:00

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Underpestimate

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: uhn-derh-pehst-ih-meyt

Sentence: One day while tandem bathing, Tino, to his dismay and demise, found he had underpestimated the weight and will of his pet hippo, Harry.

Etymology: Using UNDERESTIMATE, meaning to make too low an estimate of + PEST, a plant or animal that is injurious to man. Be careful of those critters, they can be "pesty mates," as well.

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wonderful verbotomy - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:46:00

Thanks. This wasn't an easy one! - readerwriter, 2009-04-09: 11:01:00

beauty! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-09: 14:25:00

Admirable! - splendiction, 2009-04-09: 16:30:00

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Adderation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad der ay shun

Sentence: When Katy returned home, her adderation for Boadicea, the pet snake her husband Henry kept soon turned to horror. Eating Henry meant she was no longer a civil serpent.

Etymology: Adder (snake species) & Adoration (feeling of profound love)

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Reptkillian

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: rep + kill + eun

Sentence: Isiah was thrilled with his new pet snake Skinnard, until he attacked his girlfriend, his second cousin and his best friend Marty. When Marty disappeared, Isiah realized that Skinnard was a reptilian sub-species of the special repkillian class and definitely not meant to be a pet.

Etymology: reptilian (any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators and crocodiles) and kill (cause to die)

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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:46:00

like it - galwaywegian, 2009-04-09: 14:25:00

Powerful! Terrorific! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 16:13:00

excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-04-09: 20:54:00

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Fangquet

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fangkwit

Sentence: Hank was fascinated by snakes. He loved his collection of exotic reptiles. He loved to take them out of their cages for their feeding. He said it created a bind between himself and his slithering buddies. His friends used to tell him he was not careful enough handling these dangerous kritters. Now his friends can say they were right after Hank became a fangquet for his pets.

Etymology: fang (the tooth of a venomous snake, by which poison is injected) + banquet (an elaborate and extensive meal)

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Animenace

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: an ih men ace

Sentence: In their quest to humanize animals, people overlook their savage nature and innate killer instincts. People have to be brutalized by them, before they realize the dangers of the animenace. When people go wild, they can be equally animenacing!

Etymology: Animal, Menace. Animal - creature, living being. Menance - be a constant source of danger and harm.

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metrohumanx Does that include Mighty Joe Young? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:06:00

very true - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:47:00

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Petateher

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petāthər

Sentence: Lucy must have seen Bambi at least 20 times. She sees (saw) everything in nature as cute especially anything newborn. She just couldn't resist when she was offered the chance to rescue a tiny monitor lizard. She thought it would be funny to teach it to sit on her computer like a protective gargoyle. The monitor had different ideas. With little to identify, the coroner filled out his form and under cause of death wrote petateher.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure and treated with care and affection) + ate (past of eat — put (food) into the mouth and chew and swallow it) + her (pronoun [third person singular] used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a female person)a distant cousin of preditor

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Good one...A real hot petateher! - readerwriter, 2009-04-09: 08:09:00

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Domestigator

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dumb esty gay tur

Sentence: Here lies what's left of the body of Dr Dootoolittle, animal domestigator-not-so-extraordinaire

Etymology: domesticator, gator

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-09: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 00:26:00
Grazie, Biscotti !Magnifico!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 00:30:00
Weasels ripped my flesh....(frank Zappa)

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 02:55:00
His name was Flipper, Flipper- hangs out with Tuna, caught in a drft net....floats out to sea....

readerwriter - 2009-04-09: 03:29:00
See ya later, Domestigator...In a while, Crocophile!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-22: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James