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Patroanimalinguism

Created by: mkoppun

Pronunciation: pat-tro-an-i-ma-lin-gwi-zum

Sentence: Patroanimalinguism is an art form. However, pets don't like it that much.

Etymology: Patronize, Animal, Linguist

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Dramaticpaws

Created by: carpefactum

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Whenever Muffy talked to her cat, it always seemed like a long dramaticpaws.

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Caterwail

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: cat/ur/wayl

Sentence: It was very annoying listening to her caterwail with her kittens

Etymology: cat + caterwaul + wail

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Babybark

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: babe-ee-bark

Sentence: The babybark that one sees when entering the vet's office is quite touching.

Etymology: from baby talk + bark

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Critterspeak

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CRIT - ehr - speek

Sentence: Clarissa had an emotional bond with her pets that bordered on derangement and had even gone so far as to develop an entire vocabulary of critterspeak that she sometimes absent mindedly used when conversing with people.

Etymology: Blend of 'critter' (any creature) and 'speak'.

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metrohumanx BORDERED on derangement? Methinks she was Home, Home on deranged.... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-01: 06:46:00

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Poochinese

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: pooch + in + eese

Sentence: What can I tell you, my dog only speaks poochinese, and "widdle scruffy wuffy woo" means "please do not pee on the floor" in that language.

Etymology: shweetie puppy wuppy woogums.

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COMMENTS:

like that one - w5lf9s, 2007-06-08: 15:09:00

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Crittergibber

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: KRIH-tuhr-jihb-uhr

Sentence: Alex's frustration at his girlfriend's constant crittergibber to her fish was no so much about the noise per se, as the fact that she was truly unaware the fish couldn't reply.

Etymology: critter + gibberish. The word for this definition, ideally, is really cutesy.

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Furble

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: FER-buhl

Sentence: Dana's furbling to her shar-pei was beginning to get on my nerves. "Who's a puppy-wuppy? Who's my shaggy-waggy? Who's my woggy-doggie?" Sheesh!

Etymology: fur + burble

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COMMENTS:

Another cute word! And "Who's my shar-peisy daisy?" - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 06:50:00

And sounds like "verbal". - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 07:44:00

shaggy-waggy - dangerous phrase for a Friday - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:53:00

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Furengi

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: fur-en-gee

Sentence: Sally spoke a combination of English and Furengi to her dog, Quarky, which left the poor pooch quite confused. It's no wonder why he took a crap at the vet's office when told to "sit".

Etymology: Ferengi (of Star Trek), fur

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COMMENTS:

wowza, that's got all sorts of awesome going for it! - jadenguy, 2007-06-08: 09:32:00

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Player

Created by: caizoc

Pronunciation: plai! ya!

Sentence: one two three, player!

Etymology: play yeah!

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-08: 111:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-08: 04:52:00
Great definition remistram! Outstanding submissions already! Gonna be hard voting today.

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-08: 12:11:00
I wish I could vote for every word today

jadenguy - 2007-06-08: 12:16:00
I guess everybody's creative juices are flowing since the weekend is upon us. Contentment envelops us like a warm wind on a brisk morning stroll.

ziggy41 - 2007-06-08: 12:40:00
ahh that's got to be an exact replica of my dog in the pic!

ErWenn - 2007-06-08: 14:04:00
Holy crap, there's a lot of good words today!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-08: 15:13:00
Verbotomy received a very positive review today in the The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper. The story quotes words created by Stevenson0, Clayton and Rikboyee. See more: The Globe and Mail: Getting together to make up words.

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-08: 15:18:00
figures ziggy41 would have a k9

jadenguy - 2007-06-08: 15:43:00
I want a pug but I'm often concerned about not noticing it where i walk.

texmom - 2007-06-08: 21:44:00
It really was hard to choose. Petois just had that touch of class.

administraitor - 2007-06-09: 17:58:00
Toronto’s venerable “Mop & Pail” as the paper is affectionately known, is what led me to Verbotomy on Friday. My first instinct was to submit “Doggerel” then realized that it was in no way sufficiently twisted to survive! I’m looking forward to a lotta laffs with this!

mplsbohemian - 2007-06-10: 19:58:00
Dang, I just came up with a much better word, and it's too late for me to enter it: gerbilish!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-04: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'Ooopy goopy poopy poo.'

DEFINITION: n An invented language similar to baby talk, used by pet owners to communicate with their pets. v. To speak to an animal using an invented language.

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