Verboticism: Irkophantic

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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).


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

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


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Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: toe-DEE-pan-de&r

Sentence: Phillip slowly raised the box top, his eyes locking on Martha's expression in anticipation. Martha's face blanched as she peered inside, but not wanting to disappoint the child, she began to toadypander. "Oh... possum... how darrrliiing..."

Etymology: Combination of toady: a sycophantic flatterer + pander: to basely cater to the vices of another


Clever sentence. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-01: 21:03:00


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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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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


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


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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)


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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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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Created by: chemprac




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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)


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


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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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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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