Verboticism: Petriflect

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Fauxstroke

Created by: ekky99

Pronunciation: fo-stroke

Sentence: The young girl petted the dog even though she detested it, she was a real fauxstroke ingenue.

Etymology: faux (false) + stroke (to run your hand over the fur of a pet)

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Fletocizing

Created by: chemprac

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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv il 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:

Riotously funny sentence! Interesting that we both mention Monty Python in our sentences today (I didn't see yours before I posted). - Tigger, 2008-03-07: 02:43:00

Thanks for brightening up my day with your sentence, Nosila! - Rasputin01, 2008-03-07: 09:02:00

petaj He'd have to scale back his spending after that. great sentence. - petaj, 2008-03-07: 05:54:00

Wonderfully Witty. Wonderful won! Thanks for starting my day off with great puns and lots of fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:09:00

I think that was rather cold blooded of Ana - Monty will be a hard act to swallow - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 09:13:00

Fantastic sentence! Laughed my asp off! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:21:00

Cheers...you guys are all snake charmers yourselves! - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 22:55:00

I'm told that the expression, "civil servant" is an oxymoron; if so, is "civil serpent" a toxy-moron. Nice word; funny sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 16:58:00

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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: INGROSSIATE - verb - from INGRATIATE (to establish oneself in the favour, or good graces of others) + GROSSED OUT

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Petriflect

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PET-ra-flekt

Sentence: When Bob described his pet "Phido" as a sanguined-eyed, silky-skinned sweetie, craving to be cuddled, Roxie couldn't wait to meet him. But to her horror, when Phido slithered silently from under a cushion on the sofa she was sitting, she almost apsed into unconsciousness. Not wishing to offend Bob she smiled and petriflected, as if nothing was a hiss. However when Phido sidled up to her and slipped inside her blouse, she feared she was about to be cleopatronized. Bob told her not to worry, saying: "That's his way of showing you that he likes you."

Etymology: Blend of PET, tamed or domesticated animal; PETRIFY, metaphorically to paralyse with fear, shock; FLECT, to bend as in GENFLECTION, to bend knee or touch ground in adoration; obeisance, dote. Nouns: petriflection; a petriflect. "Phido" Gk:ophidia-snake

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Your sentence is so full of great plays on words! Cunning sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:45:00

what a word week - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 09:50:00

Uh, wow, I guess I've learned the value of pressing "show all" instead of "more", because I almost completely ripped yours off in mine. I totally didn't mean to, sorry Oz! :( - Banky, 2008-03-08: 09:06:00

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Fauxlove

Created by: kalisnowflake

Pronunciation: foh-luhve

Sentence: Kelly fauxloved Tim's pet ferret, but agreed to take care of it while he was away.

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Fawnfare

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: fawn fare

Sentence: In Helena Montana, there are over 500 deer living in the city. These big BAMbis are a danger to pets, children, and vehicles.. These big BAMbis destroy lawns, flower beds, trees, and yards. For a long time, animal control and the police, as well as the politicians, refused to do anything about them. It's not nice to want to get rid of BAMbis, no matter how destructive and dangerous they are. So these authorities were playing a confawndance game ... the police said it was up to animal control ... animal control said it was up to the police ... and the politicians turned a deaf ear. Amidst much fawnfare, an attempt to truck them back into the mountains was made, but they quickly returned within a day or two. They won't stay in the mountains. Meanwhile, children, pets, adults, and even cars, were BAMMED and hurt by the big BAMbis hooves and horns as they leap fences and roam unabated. Despite much fawnfare for the BAMbis, this fall, the confawndance game ended. The police removed seventy five to the food bank lockers. With all the snow and cold, the BAMbis have gotten more agressive and dangerous this December. It's hard to work up a fawnfare for a three-hundred pound Buck, with a five-point rack of horns, chasing you out of your own yard, and menancing your children, as it raids your garbage bins, strewing garbage all over the neighborhood. If you've ever had one run into your car, damaging you and the car, you quickly drop the fawnfare. Without any further fawnfare, tonight on the news, they announced another hundred and fifty will go into the foodbank lockers. (The above is based on the very real problem of herds of deer living in Helena. It is a very controversial issue.)

Etymology: FANFARE, FAWN. Fanfare - any ostentious, dramatic, showy display. Fawn - try to please; any action to seek favor, also a baby deer.

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COMMENTS:

Deer silveryaspen...Happy New Deer. Take hart, when I hear you ruminate about deer...it reminds me about mny sister who has similar problem with squirrels. Of course, squirrels do not have sharp hooves or antlers, but they apparently are more conniving being rodents, accoring to my sister who thinks they are nuts! Just remember you have friends here caribou-t you and will not buck the trend to sing a venisong about your plight! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:52:00

Deer me!! You cant buck the system unless you have lots of doe. And it be hooves us to look after those Bambi-nos. - Mustang, 2009-01-01: 22:24:00

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Herpevaricate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: hur/pi/var'/i/kate

Sentence: 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)

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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

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Pantsdancer

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pantsdansər

Sentence: Frank's two best friends in the world, Rudy and Sally had a schnauzer that clearly was a child substitute. From the moment Frank entered the door until he left, their little angel was a pantsdancer. Rudy or Sally would ask, "Is he bothering you?" and Frank would politely respond "He's just happy to see me". What he really wanted to do was drop-kick the little fur-ball.

Etymology: Pants (trousers) + Dancer (a person who dances or whose profession is dancing)

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Taipander

Created by: OZZIEBOB

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]

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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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