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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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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pett-lang

Sentence: Whenever Kay petlangued with Fifi she'd nip her on the nose.

Etymology: pet + langue (language)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: Should be pretty self-evident.

Sentence: She might have been an English Major, but every time she came across a cute little dog she spewed babblassie.

Etymology: Babble+Lassie one of history's favorite male dogs.

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Created by: debgibson


Sentence: He cringed at the petalect in evidence around the veterinarian's waiting room.

Etymology: pet plus dialect

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dog/gwij

Sentence: Jenny's language of choice for her three pups was dogguage. Even though it was gobbledygook to everyone else and sounded cutsey-wutsey, her pups were bonded to her and understood every rhyming couplet of her dogguage and loved her for it.

Etymology: DOGGUAGE - noun - from DOG + LANGUAGE


Very clever. - Mustang, 2008-08-01: 16:31:00


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Created by: Brodobaggins




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Created by: Borogove

Pronunciation: ling-wa-pe-ta

Sentence: Her linguapeta differed when she approached the ugly pug.

Etymology: From 'lingua', latin for language and pet

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Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: ah-n-ih-m-ang-g-w-ih-j

Sentence: Jenny's dog watched her in disgust as she spoke to him using an animanguage which sounded suspicusly like babytalk in front of all of his dog friends.

Etymology: animal+language

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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'.


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


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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: prone hownd see ashun

Sentence: Maggie used pronehoundsiation when speaking to her pet dogs. She was sure they had a simpler grasp of our language and therefore litterally spoke to all of them as though they were stupid, hard of hearing and/or impervious to the teasing of other pets. Her schmoogie-woogie Schnauzer; her oodly-noodly Poodle; her chewzie-woozie Chihuahua; her orky-dorky Yorky and her musky-wusky Husky were all equally embarrassed by her linguistic torture. So they made a pact, every time Maggie used her verbal offensives on them, they would respond in cat-talk. When she used her endearments on them, they would reply with various impersonations of "Meow" "Mew" "Yowww" "SSSSSSSSSSS" and "NoooWWWWW". Maggie was so impressed that she bragged to her friends that her dogs had become bilingual. Isn't that itty, bitty, kitty nifty??? Who's feline better?

Etymology: Pronunciation (the manner in which someone utters a word)& Hound ( any of several breeds of dog)


metrohumanx PRONEHOUNDSIATION ! PEALS of uproarious laughter, Nosila. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-01: 06:26:00


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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