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Furbledygook

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈfɝbl̩diˌgʊk/

Sentence: The speaking of furbledygook can sometimes be an entirely involuntary response, striking even the most serious and restrained people immediately upon contact with a cutesy-wutesy widdle puppy-doggy or kitty-katty.

Etymology: From fur + gobbledygook (intentionally reminiscent of "furball")

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COMMENTS:

This is another one that sounds better out loud than it looks written down. - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 04:00:00

Looks fine to me. Gobbledygook is more fun to pronounce than it is to read, as well, but what a useful word. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 04:37:00

Cute word ErWenn! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 04:43:00

It reminds me of the little presents our cats leave when they're shedding - usually found by unsuspecting bare feet in the middle of the night - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 15:03:00

This is why all my cats are shorthairs, Jabberwocky. - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 23:47:00

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Doolittalian

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: doo-lit-al-yun

Sentence: ever since i became fluent in doolittalian, my dog and i have been much better at working through our issues

Etymology: dr doolittle, italian

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bada bingo! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-08: 04:29:00

Makes me yearn for spughetti! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 06:47:00

oh noes, now i'm thinking about the episode of futurama where fry finds his old dog. that episode made me cry. - jadenguy, 2007-06-08: 09:43:00

mmm spughetti with a starter course of clam chowchowder and a fresh salad with collieflower - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 10:22:00

And Yorkshire pudding for dessert. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 11:17:00

perhaps a beagle with cream cheese or a cinnamon great daneish - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 11:38:00

Hamster and cheese? - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 12:22:00

or german shepherd's pie with a dachshund of catsup - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:49:00

Or some poodles in marinara sauce...or a parrot cake...or some chicken cat-chiatore... - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 14:09:00

I was going to get into more obscure pets, but I started running into the problem that people are about as likely to eat some animals as they are to keep them as pets. - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 14:10:00

Like hushpuppies? Geez Rik, we're really crapping up your place here, aren't we? Hope you haven't become petulant! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 14:21:00

I don't think rikboyee is that petty - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 14:33:00

Woohoo! Quittin' time. Headin' home for a verbeer and a hot dog! Have a great weekend all! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 15:23:00

make sure you have catsup and mouseturd with your hot dog purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 15:43:00

i hate you jabber. heading over the cabin tomorrow, and there's still a mouse in there. yum. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 18:55:00

petaj These puns are terrierbly funny. - petaj, 2007-06-08: 22:13:00

Well, they're pretty terrible, so I'll half agree with petaj. - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 23:50:00

I guess puns just aren't your teacup. - jadenguy, 2007-06-09: 00:32:00

wow....if only comments were votes....i'd be best in show - rikboyee, 2007-06-09: 09:55:00

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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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Pettigoogoo

Created by: jetty1

Pronunciation: petti-goo-goo

Sentence: My pittbull, Spike turns into jello, when ever I talk to him in pettigoogoo.

Etymology:

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is that the way they talk on radio ga ga? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:45:00

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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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Scoobydoobedobedoo

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Skoo-bee-doo-bee-doo-bee-doo

Sentence: When Sally's husband found that her dog Snookypie had once again done a whoopsie on the carpet, he gave her an ultimation, it was either him or the mutt. Sally was horrified. She told him that Snookypie was really upset by his actions and when she started to speak the usual scoobydoobedoo in the dogs ear he immediately went upstairs to pack.

Etymology: See famous cartoon Scoobydoo.

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metrohumanx Makesyawannakill, doesn't it? You stuck a nerve, Tjayzz. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-01: 06:29:00

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Esperantoto

Created by: bigdog

Pronunciation: es peh ran toe toe

Sentence: Her fluency in esperantoto allowed her to have extended conversations not only with her dog but other dogs, no matter what country she's in.

Etymology: esperanto + toto (we ain't in Kansas anymore)

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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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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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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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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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