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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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Pettunafish

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: peh/toona/fish

Sentence: Sue had grave reservations about swimming with Jonah's pettunafish, even though he swore it smelled like petunias.

Etymology: pet + tuna fish + petunia

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COMMENTS:

Cute, clever, and funny! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 21:56:00

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Adderation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad der ay shun

Sentence: Monty Python was a mere civil serpent who had always admired his co-worker, Ana Conda from afar. One night he met her at the CobraCabana Club and they danced the Mamba and he ended up driving her back to his den in his Viper, which was an old rattler. Taking her boa and mocassins, he invited her to relax and have a Stinger. He then disappeared into the bedroom and brought out a huge krait and asked her to marry him. She tried to show her adderation, but felt constricted and ran out the door, shouting, "Fangs, but no fangs, you legless lizard and herpestologist!". He ran after her yelling, "Even though you have a nice asp, I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: Adder (small terrestrial viper common) & Adoration (the act of admiring strongly;to feel profound love and admiration)

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COMMENTS:

Nice. (Suggested antonym: "aspaversion") :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-18: 12:56:00

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Petrend

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pet - trend

Sentence: Milo would petrend that he liked Joey's Gila Monster, even though the creepy critter barred his teeth and ran after him every time he visited.

Etymology: This is a combination of the word Pet and Pretend, flpped around. Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement) + Pretend (make-believe: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend")

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Pethetic

Created by: DiPpO

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Great word. Would have enjoyed a sentence and etymology. Did you know they give you points, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:29:00

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Crittersighs

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kri/tur/size

Sentence: Anxious not to openly criticize her friends new pet rat, Sally cleverly masked her abhorence by uttering crittersighs instead.

Etymology: criticize + critter

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COMMENTS:

Very nice! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-01: 21:04:00

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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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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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Petronize

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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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Pseudore

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: soo-dore

Sentence: Janice was overcome with pseudore when she met her boyfriends stupid, ugly pet chimpanzee. The only trick he had taught it was how to fling poo at strangers, but Janice was quite sure they did this on their own in the wild. She pretended to enjoy the trick, even though she was the victim.

Etymology: pseudo (fake) + adore (love)

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COMMENTS:

Sentence really grossed me out, as I'm sure you meant it to do! Thank goodness I can escape thru your pseudore! Word and etymology have lots of originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:39:00

picabomama I love words that employ a silent p! - picabomama, 2008-03-08: 13:37:00

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