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'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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Poochycoo

Created by: tiffing

Pronunciation:

Sentence: She spent all her time poochycooing with the dog.

Etymology: Pooch and coochy-coochy-coo

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COMMENTS:

It sounds like it, too! - tiffing, 2007-06-08: 14:46:00

Another cute word! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 18:59:00

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Geekinese

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: geek/in/eez

Sentence: As far as after school jobs go, Sheila was happy enough at PetsRUs. She didn't really mind the poop runs, or even hosing down the cages. There were days however, when she felt if one more potential buyer stood at the puppy window tapping and speaking geekinese, that she would definitely fill out an app over at Orange Julius!

Etymology: geek: A person with an unusual or odd personality. ese: Suffix meaning the language or dialect of.

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COMMENTS:

OMG talk about Pulp Friction...at least at OJ they only pups she'd see would be Pizza Dogs! - Nosila, 2008-08-03: 00:51:00

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Petalect

Created by: debgibson

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: pet plus dialect

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Critterfranca

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: cri-ter-frank-a

Sentence: He used to love sitting on his favorite bench in the park - until SHE started showing up each morning muttering in critterfranca to her poodle.

Etymology: critter (animal/pet) + franca (from lingua franca - any lanugage used as a way of speaking to others who speak different languages)

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Squeakinese

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skwēkənēz

Sentence: Julie had her own language for communicating with her Pookie. Her boyfriend refers to it as Squeakinese. Whenever she gets started he has to leave the room to keep his ears from bleeding.

Etymology: squeak (a short, high-pitched sound or cry)+ Pekinese (a lapdog of a short-legged breed with long hair and a snub nose, originally brought to Europe from the Summer Palace at Beijing [Peking] in 1860)

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2010-01-04: 09:36:00

clever...best one today!! - mweinmann, 2010-01-04: 20:14:00

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Babblassie

artr

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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Felinguage

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fee - ling - uaj

Sentence: Mona spoke in a special felinguage with her cat, Marty. it made her feel especially close to him.

Etymology: feline, language

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COMMENTS:

artr Cute! - artr, 2010-01-04: 12:42:00

cat's meow! - Nosila, 2010-01-04: 19:19:00

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Shuggadee

Created by: judyb

Pronunciation: shugg a dee

Sentence: Shuggadee ! You look great !

Etymology:

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Player

Created by: caizoc

Pronunciation: plai! ya!

Sentence: one two three, player!

Etymology: play yeah!

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Zoogaga

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: zu-ga-ga

Sentence: Hello kitty kitty kitty meow meow meow purr purr zoogaga woof woof? Muagh!

Etymology: Zoo - animals. Gaga - baby language.

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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