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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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Palabiate

Created by: redlefty

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Googoologos

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: goo-guh-lue-gus

Sentence: Cynthia's husband gets so embarrassed when she starts the googoologos when they have company over at their house. Cynthia just goes into this other mode when the dog, Lucy, comes around. No matter how much he tells her how absurd she sounds, googoologos is a refined mode of communication for her and her dog. He's started to keep lucy behind a baby gate in the back bedroom when the guests are there. That way, Lucy is out-of-sight, out-of-mind, and they can have adult conversations with their guests. And no one gets embarrassed.

Etymology: Goo-Goo= baby talk + logos= words, logic

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Furbotomy

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: fur-bot-o-mEE

Sentence: Ernie (my dog) and I use furbotomy to communicate. The bad thing is, he has a larger vocabulary then I.

Etymology: fur/verbotomy

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that's ruff - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:10:00

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Petalk

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: peh-tohk

Sentence: Petalk is funny.

Etymology: pet + talk

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Embarrassinglish

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: im-bare-iss-ING-lish

Sentence: As she continued to coo baby-talk into her ratty lapdog's ear, in what could only be described as fluent Embarrasinglish, he prayed for a sudden emergency that would put an end to this blind date from hell.

Etymology: embarrassing (e.g. behaviour that clearly demonstrates the now-deafening tics and tocks of one's long-neglected biologogical clock) + English

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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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Animanguage

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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Petsperanto

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: pets-puh-RAHN-toh

Sentence: Petsperanto became fashionable once again in the 23rd century, but by then it resembled Klingon. Later it would lean more toward bafflegab, just as it always had, but Star Trek was taken a bit more seriously in those halcyon days. Of all the people to reanimate, why'd they pick Shatner?

Etymology: pet + Esperanto

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I couldn't decide between "Petsperanto" and "Espetanto." If somebody wants to take the other one, I'm cool with that. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 02:15:00

probably his singing prowless? - jadenguy, 2007-06-08: 09:51:00

fabulous word Clayton - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:14:00

maybe they like Shatner because he's such a 'regular' guy - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:15:00

I'm only giving Shatner a hard time. I've decided also that I should've gone with "Espetanto." So hasty sometimes. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 13:07:00

I love petsperanto - it's a great word and I referred to Shatner as being a regular guy because he does all those bran commercials - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 13:25:00

"Petsperanto" is better than "Espetanto". - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 14:12:00

I'm glad to hear that he did do bran commercials, Jabberwocky, because that's the kind of regular I was thinking of when you first said it, and I thought maybe my mind was just in the gutter...toilet...whatever. - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 14:13:00

it's a good thing Clayton chose Shatner and not JL Picard - that would have led to all kinds of silliness - we could have even encorporated Galwaywegian's baldipachitis into it - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 14:39:00

"Espetanto" has a nice ring to it, though. Damn, now I can't decide again. If anybody reading this works at a coffeeshop, please invent the Espressperanto. I'll take fifty of the most confusing drink known to man, please. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 16:24:00

petaj Sounds like coffee with a dash of Spanish fly - petaj, 2007-06-08: 22:25:00

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Petoral

SteveMB1959

Created by: SteveMB1959

Pronunciation: pet-oral

Sentence: My dog understands me when I speak 'petoral'.

Etymology: Petoral: To speak 'pet-talk'

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Critterchatter

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CRIT-ehr-chat-ehr

Sentence: Felicity had such a deep emotional bond with her pets that she even developed an extensive critterchatter, a language that only she and her pets understood.

Etymology: Blend of 'critter' (animal) and 'chatter' (light conversation)

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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