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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


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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Created by: carpefactum


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


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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: 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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Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: pet re naiz

Sentence: Don't petronize me - feed me!

Etymology: pet + patronize


Bear with me - just found you guys. This is fun! - administraitor, 2007-06-08: 12:00:00

Wow - excellent start - great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:34:00

Agreed. I'm pretty new here, too. A lot of these people are out for blood, so watch your back. Fair warning, and welcome, comrade. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 13:11:00

Don't listen to Clayton, he's feeling a bit petkish today. We're all fine verbfolk! Welcome aboard! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 14:12:00

I'm pretty new here, too, and so far I'm enamored with the experience. It's a great chance to use words differently and reshape the language to suit the ever-present specter of urban lifestyle with which it has yet be afflicted. Plus we can use words good! It's great silly fun for people who love communicating, too. And I think Clayton's just ribbing you, these are great folks. - jadenguy, 2007-06-08: 15:09:00

Just being silly, of course. And trying to psych out some of the competition. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 16:28:00

Great word! - Stevenson0, 2007-06-09: 10:16:00

I'm gonna use that one - hatman003, 2007-06-09: 23:53:00


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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: Nosila

Pronunciation: lin goo goo

Sentence: When Lisa talked to her pup, Pugsley, she always spoke in lingoogoo. It was a made-up baby talk that made her sound like an idiot and embarrassed the heck out of poor Pugsley, especially in front of the other dogs.

Etymology: Lingo (a characteristic language of a particular group) & Goo Goo (what people say in baby talk)

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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


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


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Created by: Zer22

Pronunciation: Bay-P-Talk

Sentence: I talk to my pet in baypetalk everday!

Etymology: Baypetalk = Baby + Pet + Talk

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Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: peh-tohk

Sentence: Petalk is funny.

Etymology: pet + talk

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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

'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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