Verboticism: Pettunafish

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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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Critterfauxbia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: critr-FOE-bya

Sentence: Ellie Mae was deeply attracted to Billy Joe, but was terribly afraid of the snakes and other wild animals he kept around the house and property and putting on her best face she relied on her severe critterfauxbia to keep from letting Billy Joe know she abhorred his 'pets'.

Etymology: Blend of 'critter' (variant of creature), 'faux' (false) and 'phobia' (irrational fear)

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Taipander

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Tahy-PAN-der

Sentence: Bob would do almost anything to slither up the corporate ladder to success; but when he, with open arms of alacrity, agreed to care permanently for his boss's pettiles, his toady taipander, taipandery and taipandering almost lead to a posthumous promotion.

Etymology: TAIPAN: (Oxyuranus scutellatus) Australia has 30 different kinds of venomous snakes. The largest and most poisonous of them is the taipan (tie-pan). It is in fact considered to be the most venomous snake in the world. The taipan was named by anthropolgist Donald Thompson after the word used by the Wik-Mungkan Aboriginal people of central Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. & PANDER: yield (to); give satisfaction to [syn: gratify, grovel]

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COMMENTS:

Great word...venominous with some of the slithery corporate taips one meets! Happy New Year...Hope it eel be a krait one! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:59:00

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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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Pseudozoophilia

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /su-do-zo-o-fi-li-a/

Sentence: Once a girl hears the ticking of that special biological clock, she'll fake anything. I knew a girl once who pretended to know how to cook, laughed at my jokes, and even laughed at my friends' jokes. What tipped me over to propose was her PSEUDOZOOPHILIA toward my pet tarantula Mike. Now that we are back from our honeymoon, Mike is dead, I am always hungry and can't help but wonder what else is she faking.

Etymology: PSEUDO (fr. Grk.) - false, fake; ZOO (fr. Grk.) - animal; PHILOS (fr.Grk) - dear, love.

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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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Gloripetation

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: glow-ri-pe-tay-tion

Sentence: It took some gloripetatious backpedaling to convince her that I believed the cat was charming, although it was mangy and from what hair it did retain dangled dingle-berries.

Etymology: glorification+pet=gloripetation

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COMMENTS:

shoulda been gloripet in verb form, gerund is gloripetting. - queenjane75, 2008-03-07: 15:20:00

Unique creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:26:00

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Fauxstroke

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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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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