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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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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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Adderation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad der ay shun

Sentence: When Ana Conda dated Monty Python, he gave her a lift in his new Viper. They danced the Mamba and the Fangdango at the CobraCabana. She was a mere civil serpent but she wore a boa, mocassins and garters. But when they arrived at his aspartment, he proposed and gave her a ring. She was exsssited, but she had to feign adderation for his huge reptile. It was obvious he was into herpetology. She became hissterical, then rattled and had trouble in reticulating her fears. She ran out of his lair and he was heard yelling, "I want my diamondback"!

Etymology: Adder (small terrestrial viper) & Adoration (a feeling of profound love and admiration)

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Pseudobeastiamity

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: sōō'-dō-běs'chē-ām'ĭ-tē

Sentence: "Like to pet my ferret?" Gill offerred. With a tight grin, Flora beastiamitously reached out and gave the musky polecat a stroke.

Etymology: pseudo, a combining form meaning “false,” “pretended,” “unreal,”; beast, nonhuman animal; amity, peaceful harmony; play on bestiality.

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 07:23:00

Meaning full! Fits the definition superbly! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:24:00

hmmm...maybe we have a mutual friend - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:10:00

Good one, stache! - Jamagra, 2008-03-09: 11:14:00

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Herpevaricate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: hur/pi/var'/i/kate

Sentence: The proximity of Steve's 13 foot, 60 pound "pet" boa constrictor caused Sarah to simultaneously hyperventilate and herpevaricate. "Does this make me a herpocrite?" she wondered.

Etymology: herpetology (dealing with reptiles and amphibians) + prevaricate (to lie); also "herpe" + hypocrite (a person whose actions or words belie their beliefs)

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COMMENTS:

Ingenious sentence, etymology and word. Triple Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:52:00

Another great word; luv the sentence too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 20:58:00

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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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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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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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Cowtow

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).

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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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