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Taipander

Top verboticism of the day created by OZZIEBOB

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.

Pronunciation: Tahy-PAN-der

Sentence: Bob would do almost anything to slither up the corporate ladder to success; but when he, with open arms of alacrity, agreed to care permanently for his boss's pettiles, his toady taipander, taipandery and taipandering almost lead to a posthumous promotion.

Etymology: TAIPAN: (Oxyuranus scutellatus) Australia has 30 different kinds of venomous snakes. The largest and most poisonous of them is the taipan (tie-pan). It is in fact considered to be the most venomous snake in the world. The taipan was named by anthropolgist Donald Thompson after the word used by the Wik-Mungkan Aboriginal people of central Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. & PANDER: yield (to); give satisfaction to [syn: gratify, grovel]

Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments:

Great word...venominous with some of the slithery corporate taips one meets! Happy New Year...Hope it eel be a krait one! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:59:00

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Herpevaricate: /hur-pi-var'-i-kate/ The proximity of Steve's 13 foot, 60 pound "pet" boa constrictor caused Sarah to simultaneously hyperventilate and herpevaricate. "Does this make me a herpocrite?" she wondered. Etymology: herpetology (dealing with reptiles and amphibians) + prevaricate (to lie); also "herpe" + hypocrite (a person whose actions or words belie their beliefs) Created by: Jamagra.

Comments:

Ingenious sentence, etymology and word. Triple Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:52:00

Another great word; luv the sentence too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 20:58:00

Ingrossiate: /in-gross-ee-ate/ Amy was so smitten with Jim that she ingrossiated herself with his pet snake to save the relationship. Etymology: INGROSSIATE - verb - from INGRATIATE (to establish oneself in the favour, or good graces of others) + GROSSED OUT Created by: Stevenson0.

Abhorable: /abhor-able/ David was so cute and so charming and so rich that Tiffany found herself cuddling up with his menagerie of abhorable animals, despite her fear of venomous attack. Etymology: A play on the word adorable, replacing ador with abhor, meaning to to detest. Created by: picabomama.

Comments:

perfect word! my sister's dog is abhorable with the way she lunges and flies at my face and barks in a high pitched, glass breaking squeal of a bark, but I have to pretend I love her...my sister worships her - diyan627, 2008-03-07: 14:29:00

Sometimes we read more into a word as the day goes on ... abhorrible ... homonym to abhorable! So good I'll be using it! Great originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:04:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-03-08: 06:31:00

The concept of this game is to create new words, not submit commonly used words. (It was on urban dictionary years b4 you submitted it.) - dctotx, 2013-02-01: 07:33:00

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To see more verboticisms for this definition go to: So what do you think of my snake?

 

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

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