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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv il ser pent

Sentence: Monty Python had always had a crush on Ana Conda. 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 (not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others) & Serpent (snake) & Wordplay on civil servant (government employee)

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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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Lamboozle

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lam boo zil

Sentence: Sally the shepherdess was such a babe that he would cuddle any four legged candyfloss carrier to get into those handknitted pantaloons. Unfortunately for him, his wool allergy put paid to his lanboozling. his skin on fire, he headed for the ER, alone, sheepishly.

Etymology: bamboozle, lamb.

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COMMENTS:

Another great punster of a sentence! your fun word has outstanding originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:47:00

how do you come up with this stuff? very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 11:43:00

Ewe post such smuttonry! Wooly bully. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 12:00:00

He should ram some Lamb's rum down his throat, although it would probably make him feel wooly headed in the morning! Not baaaaad! - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 23:01:00

Lovely word; zany sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:09:00

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Toadypander

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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