Verboticism: Spousebreak

'Now be a good boy, and pick up your socks'

DEFINITION: v. To use animal training techniques to improve and direct the behavior of other people. n. A technique which uses the principles of animal training to solve a human behavioral riddle.

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Reinforcemen

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-in-force-men

Sentence: Paula used both positive and negative reinforcemen to get whatever she wanted. Her technique included the rewards of steaks, sports, beer, and the occasional night out with the boys; however, she discovered that sex could be used both positively as a reward and negatively by withdrawing the reward when appropriate.

Etymology: reinforcement: technic whereby the delivery of a stimulus, good or bad, after a response increases the likelihood of the behavior repeating. + men: creatures that have been test subjects for women since the dawn of civilization

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Recwagnition

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: rec-wag-nishun

Sentence: Phoebe loved Max. He was the human equivalent of a pet dog. He was loyal, forgiving and subservient. She could get him to do anything as long as she rewarded him, giving him treats and a little recwagnition for his trouble.

Etymology: recognition - noticing someone/something; wag - movement of dog's tail (associated with contentment)

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Fetchnpay

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fechnpā

Sentence: Jill is pleased with the progress with the training of her new boyfriend. He is doing well with sit (and be quiet), speak (when given permission) and stay (focused on your girlfriend only). Jill's proudest achievement is teaching him fetchnpay. All she has to do is mention she would like to have and release him to go get it. She still has to work on keeping him from getting distracted and buying too much for himself.

Etymology: fetch (go for and then bring back) n (and) pay (give someone money that is due for work done)

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Pavlover

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pav lov er

Sentence: In order to break her husband Ivan of his sock-dropping habits, Anna rewarded him with love in order to get him to respond. She was a pavlover and if he still didn't learn to pick up his socks, she had to become a pavtufflover. But enough about their socks life...

Etymology: Pavlov (Russian physiologist who observed conditioned salivary responses in dogs (1849-1936)) & Lover (a person who loves or is loved)

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Folkwhisperer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: foke whis per er

Sentence: Abby decided to use her skills as a Horse Whisperer on her human family to see if the methods brought the same great results they had with her equine clients. With a large carrot, she approached her son Marvin cautiously, when he was again tying up her phone for hours. She bent close to his open ear, stroked his adolescent face gently and whispered the calming words which had the desired affect:"Get off that darn phone now or I will jam this carrot into your other ear!" At once he hung up and ran for his room. Yes, using Folkwhisperer methods worked every time... it wasn't tough love, but pavlove!

Etymology: folk (people in general)& the horse whisperer (a person who tames and trains horses by gentle methods and speech)

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COMMENTS:

'Pavloved' your story! Too funny! My conditioned response was to LOL... - Tigger, 2008-05-19: 02:49:00

you might not believe it but I didn't read youir sentence before I posted. - stache, 2008-05-19: 13:13:00

I believe you, stache...not the first time great minds have thought alike... - Nosila, 2008-05-19: 16:54:00

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Crittersuade

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CRIT-ehr-swayde

Sentence: Using techniques she'd learned as an animal trainer Roseanne often resorted to those methods with people and would try to crittersuade them to do things according to her wishes.

Etymology: Blend of critter and persuade

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Homesticate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hoh/mes/ti/kate

Sentence: In most relationships, the woman has to homesticate the male so he can function in modern society.

Etymology: homo sapiens (the modern species of humans) + domesticate (to tame an animal to live with humans); therefore, homesticate (to tame a human to live with humans)

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COMMENTS:

...but we can still 'devolve' during football games, can't we? Excellent word! - Tigger, 2008-05-19: 02:51:00

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Henneagram

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hen eee aaa gram

Sentence: Her use of the henneagram was richickulous, one fowl idea after another in her so called pursuit of eggselence.

Etymology: enneagram, hen

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COMMENTS:

Another eggselent word, no yolks about it. Did you pullet out of the air or is it poultry in motion? - Nosila, 2008-05-19: 17:00:00

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Toughpavlove

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tuff pav luv

Sentence: Anna used her psychological training to cure her boyfriend's bad habits. She called it toughpavlove because through conditioned response and a reward/punishment system, she got results and a cleaner house. Her Yorkie, Poopsie, was however, quite immune to the same training and pooped everywhere.

Etymology: Tough Love (The use of strict disciplinary measures and limitations on freedoms or privileges, as by a parent or guardian, as a means of fostering responsibility and expressing care or concern.) & Pavlov (Russian physiologist who observed conditioned salivary responses in dogs)

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Circusitous

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: sir/cus/i/tus

Sentence: I used a circusitous route but the leash worked wonders for keeping the kids in check.

Etymology: circus + circuitous (devious)

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