Verboticism: Civilserpent

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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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COMMENTS:

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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COMMENTS:

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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Petronize

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: like "patronize" except with pet.

Sentence: Much to my chagrin, I had to petronize my neighbor as he showed off his slimy kingsnake

Etymology: Pet;Patronize

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Roverindulge

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: row-ver-in-dulj

Sentence: Molly Coddel was incredibly roverindulgent, even to the extent that her friends' dogs could jump up and scratch, drool all over her face and leave smelly hair on her clothes and she could still find something nice to say about them

Etymology: Rover + overindulge

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Beastbuddy

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: beast BUD ee

Sentence: "Um, isn*t a scorpion kind of a dangerous pet?" she asked, as she scooted toward the other end of the couch. "Shhh - you'll hurt Spike*s feelings! He doesn*t even know he's supposed to be scary. He's my beastbuddy and would never hurt anyone," he responded. "Just make sure to shake out your shoes before you leave - you know, so you don*t hurt him. He gets a tiny bit cranky when people step on him."

Etymology: best buddy + beast

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COMMENTS:

Is Spike a Scorpio..good word - Nosila, 2010-05-18: 20:02:00

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Furmin

artr

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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Feigndore

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: fain-door

Sentence: I feigndore my sister's abhorable pet-of-a-creature. (I borrowed from picabomama's great creation :)

Etymology: feign (to give a false appearance of; to represent falsely; pretend to; to imitate so as to deceive; to fabricate; archaic, to invent or imagine) + adore (to worship as God or a god; to regard with deep, often rapturous love)

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COMMENTS:

Clever to up play the pretend in the defnition. Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:10:00

kashman I wonder if your "feigndore" for your sister's pets is real? ;) - kashman, 2008-03-09: 00:36:00

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