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'Yuck! Your dog is trying to kiss me!'

DEFINITION: n. Embarrassing pet behavior; may be perfectly natural for the pet, but often makes humans feel self-conscious or ill at ease. v. To be embarrassed by your pet's beahviour

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KRINJ-lick

Sentence: Roxie spoke calmly; but as I looked at her countenance I observed a strange expression pass over it. "Are you in pain, Roxie?" I asked. " Not exactly, Bob," she answered; though I don't wish to alarm you by telling what Fido is about to do. As I watched Fido, muddy paws and all, was quickly making his way towards a lady dressed from head to toe in pink. In the next second, to my horror, his tail wagging fawnishly, and with his paws placed firmly on her waist, he planted his slobbery tongue on her chin. Although there was nothing I could do that was likely to do any good; but, by way of an apology, I try to explain to her about Fido's friendly zanimality for persons dressed in pink; whilst, at the same time, hoping that my love for Fido would carry me through this attack of cringelick, or whatever it was.

Etymology: CRINGE: To draw one's self together as in fear or crouch with base humility; to wince & LICK: to pass the tongue over the surface of, as to moisten, taste, or eat. ZANIMALITY: zany & animal & -ity.


metrohumanx VERY creative Ozziebob. But as FIDO's attorney, I must inform you that character assasination is prohibited by law. FIDO has paid for his crimes and is prevented from obtaining gainful employment by these constant media attacks on his character. I appeal to the pubic's sense of fair play and implore you to stop dragging FIDO's name through the mud and bringing it inside covered in dog saliva and leaving it on my good rug.... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-04: 08:06:00

I love zanimality too - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-04: 10:38:00

I have heard of other dogs who do this. Perhaps there's a cringelick epizootic? - Mustang, 2008-07-04: 17:12:00


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Created by: totalyclipse

Pronunciation: pet a barr assment

Sentence: He was diagnosed with petabarrassment.

Etymology: Said to be from Greek penta (five) with the middle letter removed, as if the previously coined prefix tera- had been formed in the same way from Greek tetra (four).

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cree-chur-diss-cumf-ort

Sentence: When Linda invited Jane round for coffee at her flat she accepted reluctantly. Remembering last time she went round there, when her dog, Poochiepie, decided to lick parts of himself she never thought he could reach, then promptly jumped up on her lap in an effort to lick her face. Luckily she swerved just in time to avoid the horrorifying situation. She never wanted to feel that sense of creaturediscomfort again. At least this time she will be ready for anything!

Etymology: Creature (a living being, in particular an animal as distinct from a person.) from Latin Creare 'produce' + Discomfort ( Slight anxiety or embarrassment.) = Creaturediscomfort


metrohumanx Great etymology. Good word. FIDO says he never met POOCHIEPIE and was incarcerated at the time of the incident. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-04: 08:11:00

I guess that explains why our cat has such bad breath - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-04: 10:41:00

Great brother-in-law reckons dogs their privates after they lick humans to get the taste out of their mouths! - Nosila, 2008-07-05: 00:18:00

oops "dogs lick their privates" - Nosila, 2008-07-05: 00:19:00


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Created by: fionnabhair

Pronunciation: PUP'lik



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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet/i/fowl

Sentence: Fred's dog, Fido, always sniffs, licks and slobbers when he meets people. Fido is a petifoul. Anybody who has been petifouled, hates petifoulers.

Etymology: pet + foul


petaj Poor Fido's really copping a hammering today. Does anyone actually know someone with a dog called Fido? - petaj, 2007-04-27: 21:31:00

I know someone with a phone called fido... - wordmeister, 2007-04-29: 06:03:00


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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: foe-pet

Sentence: as i entered the kitchen i found Mr Tibbly committing yet another fauxpet

Etymology: pet, faux pas


must get up earlier...great word! - Alchemist, 2007-04-27: 06:21:00

yeah.....a real crowd pleaser :) - rikboyee, 2007-04-28: 20:52:00


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Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: non-man-er-ism

Sentence: My dog's most striking nonmannerism is her tendency to rub her butt on the stairs (for some obscure medical reason). My little brother, watching this, tried to imitate her and ended up getting carpet burn on his rear.

Etymology: from non + "man" + mannerism


That story is so funny it must be true! - wordmeister, 2007-04-28: 22:49:00


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Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: crotch-sniff

Sentence: "I... don't put dog food in my pants," Mary said, awkwardly fending off the dog's crotchsniff. She was awful at first dates.

Etymology: "crotch sniff" possibly the most embarrassing experience with another person's pet

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Created by: ratbastid

Pronunciation: Hum-pla-GIE-tis

Sentence: Much to the chagrin of everyone around him, Lester's dog has a serious case of humplegitis.

Etymology: Should be pretty clear, tragically enough.

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Created by: Goldentongue

Pronunciation: Pe-tas-ter

Sentence: What a petaster! I'm most embarrassed, forgive Peewee he doesn't normally do that to other people, but it's quite pleasurable isn't it?

Etymology: Pet: a domestic tamed animal. Disaster: an event that causes great damage

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 00:02:50
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes.
Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 00:03:45
Yes the rumors are true. This week we are offering the The Verbotomy Cup as prize for the top player of the week. See details on the Verbotomy Blog ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-27: 12:54:00
Hi Verbotomy, Those cups (mugs)are really great. Would it be possible for any of us to purchase ones even if we don't win?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 23:57:00
Hi Jabberwocky, Glad you like the Verbotomy Cup! It is our wampeter, and as such I don't think we would sell it, because that might turn it into a MacGuffin. ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-04-28: 01:07:00
Is it our waxing or waning wampeter? What's the other one (since a karass always has exactly two wampeters)?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-28: 08:49:00
I believe it is still waxing. And think that Dan Pink's right brain is the other wampeter. ~ James

mana1066 - 2007-05-06: 23:04:00
some of that went right over my head. whine! i want a cup too!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-04: 07:54:00
Quit a tail from the punster extrordinaire! Poor FIDO is the Lee Harvey Oswald of doggie misbehavior.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-13: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James