Verboticism: Petriflect

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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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Fakamour

kashman

Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: fay-ka-moore

Sentence: His act of fakamour at a friend's party resulted him having bunch of dogs to look after at the thanksgiving weekend.

Etymology: Fake (to decieve or give false appearance) + amour (meaning love).

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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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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv ill 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:

I know it's a cop-out, I gave this response last year the first time it was asked...but I have to admit, it is one of my favourites! Slither & Yawn...Fangs for the memories! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:43:00

petaj I'll roverindulge you and say "it's worth a vote the second time around too" - petaj, 2009-01-02: 00:47:00

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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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Pantsdancer

artr

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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Peturbed

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petərbd

Sentence: Jill is often peturbed by her roommate’s little darling. She finds it upetsetting to have to double-check every time she wants to sit in a chair, slip on a pair of shoes or take a bath. Worst yet is that she feels it obligatory to feign joy to pet her roomie’s serpent.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure) + perturbed (make someone anxious or unsettled)

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Vetervex

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: VET er VEX

Sentence: Her vetervex with her animals caused concern for her roommates, especially when she wanted to share her room with an alligator.

Etymology: veterinary: associated with caring for the health of animals vex: to annoy or worry

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Pettison

Created by: bigveg

Pronunciation: pet-ison

Sentence: As soon as Jane had left the room, he pettisoned the snarling rat which was masquerading as a "hand-dog".

Etymology: pet, jettison

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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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