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'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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Furmin

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fur-min

Sentence: She called her pet ferrets her fur children. He pretended to like the little furmin just to get closer to her.

Etymology: fur (the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal) + vermin (noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals)

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Critterfauxbia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: critr-FOE-bya

Sentence: Ellie Mae was deeply attracted to Billy Joe, but was terribly afraid of the snakes and other wild animals he kept around the house and property and putting on her best face she relied on her severe critterfauxbia to keep from letting Billy Joe know she abhorred his 'pets'.

Etymology: Blend of 'critter' (variant of creature), 'faux' (false) and 'phobia' (irrational fear)

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Pseudopetadoritis

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

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Meaning full! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:27:00

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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv ill ser pent

Sentence: Ana Conda had always had a crush on Monty Python. When he had finally asked her out on a date, he picked her up in his Viper and took her out dancing the Mamba and the Fangdango, at the CobraCabana. They made a strange couple, as she was wearing her Boa and Garter and he his Mocassins and chewing Wrigglies gum. He asked for the bill and because he was a fast Adder, they left quickly in his old Rattler. When they got to his apartment,he slithered into the bedroom, came out with a ring and proposed. He then showed her his enormous asp, which was in a huge krait. Although it was a civilserpent, Ana became hissterical. Her breathing felt constricted and her heart was in the pit of her stomach. She ran out of hiss place and as she fled, he yelled after her, with venom, "I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: civil (polite, showing regard for others in manners)& serpent (limbless scaly elongate reptile)

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COMMENTS:

I know it's a cop-out, I gave this response last year the first time it was asked...but I have to admit, it is one of my favourites! Slither & Yawn...Fangs for the memories! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:43:00

petaj I'll roverindulge you and say "it's worth a vote the second time around too" - petaj, 2009-01-02: 00:47:00

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Cowtow

Created by: zabxuq

Pronunciation: kou-tou

Sentence: When her boss asked how she liked the new mud-guppies in the office aquarium, despite her revulsion, Laura began to cowtow. "They're so adorable..."

Etymology: Play on Kowtow; to specifically kowtow about an animal (bovine or otherwise).

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Good one. - Mustang, 2009-01-01: 22:21:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-01: 22:28:00

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Ingrossiate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/gross/ee/ate

Sentence: Amy was so smitten with Jim that she ingrossiated herself with his pet snake to save the relationship.

Etymology: ingratiate (to establish oneself in the favour, or good graces of others) + grossed out

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sssssmitten was she? - galwaywegian, 2008-03-07: 06:55:00

Was it the human snake he had hidden in his pants! Your sentence is so sly and clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:33:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:06:00

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Pseudozoophilia

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /su-do-zo-o-fi-li-a/

Sentence: Once a girl hears the ticking of that special biological clock, she'll fake anything. I knew a girl once who pretended to know how to cook, laughed at my jokes, and even laughed at my friends' jokes. What tipped me over to propose was her PSEUDOZOOPHILIA toward my pet tarantula Mike. Now that we are back from our honeymoon, Mike is dead, I am always hungry and can't help but wonder what else is she faking.

Etymology: PSEUDO (fr. Grk.) - false, fake; ZOO (fr. Grk.) - animal; PHILOS (fr.Grk) - dear, love.

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Irkophantic

Created by: Rasputin01

Pronunciation: Erk-o-fan-tic

Sentence: Dave was irkophantic about his boss Sharon's chihuahua, due to the fact he wanted to keep his job (she was besotted with the beast)!!

Etymology: Irksome - Annoying, vexing Sycophantic - Fawning, parasitic

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COMMENTS:

Great originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:30:00

I tried to weave "sycophantic" into my word, but couldn't! You've done well. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:08:00

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Machosham

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: mahch-oh-sham

Sentence: Cleo commented, "Does my pet asp frighten you? You are trembling." Mark lied through his teeth, "I'm not quaking in fear, my dear. It is cold in here. I'm shivering. You have a very nice asp!" Cleo, choking down the laughter beneath her smile, thought ... that's okay ... machosham that he is ... he's still my machosham! Mark just wished he could call the police!

Etymology: Macho Man, Sham. Macho Man: having or showing characteristics conventionally regarded as male, especially physical strength and courage, aggressiveness, and lack of emotional response. Sham: fake.

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I think Mark must be a machokissed to put up with that - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 11:46:00

Mark might need to take a aspirin! Good word; luv the sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:13:00

Mark was trying to avoid Cleo's Pyramid Scam...tut, tut! - Nosila, 2008-03-09: 04:02:00

Mark was trying to avoid Cleo's Pyramid Scam...tut, tut! - Nosila, 2008-03-09: 04:03:00

I can hear the Village People (who always appreciated a nice asp) singing "macho, machoshaaaaam!" Great word! - Jamagra, 2008-03-09: 11:12:00

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Arachnophonia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uh - rak - nuh - FONE - ee - ya

Sentence: Maribell was deeply attracted to Gilbert but was terribly afraid of the spiders he kept in an aquarium and putting on her best face she resorted to arachniphonia to keep from letting Gilbert know she abhorred his 'pets'.

Etymology: Blend of arachnophobia and phony.

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very reptilerehensible! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-07: 06:54:00

A word that creeps into the mind and stays there! Extraordinary! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:21:00

Maribell must have met Gilbert on the Web! You've spun a good word. - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 23:07:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Tigger - 2008-03-07: 02:48:00
If I can post a YouTube link here, this one's pretty amusing, and relevant to this definition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq6NJ7kKEag

silveryaspen - 2009-01-01: 01:30:00
Song of the day is "Oh Deer, What can the matter be?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-18: 10:43:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James