Verboticism: Petzel

'Sit! Sit! Sit!'

DEFINITION: n. A person who has difficulty controlling their pets, especially if they often become entangled in the leashes. v. To get entangled in the leashes of one's pets.

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Pronunciation: petsəl

Sentence: Rod’s dogs each has a mind of its own. If one wants to go north the other wants to go south. If one wants to go down the sidewalk, the other wants to go around a tree. As they go this way and that he either looks like a contortionist or a petzel wrapped in leashes.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure and treated with care and affection) + pretzel (a crisp biscuit baked in the form of a knot)

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