Verboticism: Bedcritter

'Do you think it's time that Elsie started sleeping on the floor?'

DEFINITION: v. To allow your pet to sleep in your bed even though it may squirrel into your pillows, hog all the sheets, and bulldoze you on to the floor. n. A pet which sleeps in its owner's bed.

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Capetulate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kə-pěch'ə-lāt'

Sentence: Cindy's cat Nigel was so used to sleeping with her that she and Tim were forced to capetulate when he started sleeping over.

Etymology: capitulate, to surrender unconditionally + (to one's) pet

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COMMENTS:

The one letter changes embedding one word in another are ever so clerver. Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 21:55:00

It's the year of the cat; sorry the rat. Perhaps there hope yet! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 22:09:00

excellent - bookowl, 2008-03-14: 14:29:00

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Quallipet

Created by: kiki3247

Pronunciation: Quail-ee-pet

Sentence: Marice thinks Quallipeting is a bed idea.

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Corabbitation

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ko-rab-bi-TEY-shun

Sentence: I heard scratching; was that Cotton-tail - had he returned?" Quickly, I leapt out of bed, and opened the bedroom door. Sweeping my furry little friend up in my arms, I said, "Where have you been?" In a nanosecond, I knew the answer, six little bunnies were running over my toes. Cotton-tail had brought his family home. Jumping up onto my bed, they all snuggled around me: it was cozy: it was contentment: it was corabbitation. Suddenly, and it seemed like only seconds later, a jagged elbow buried itself into my ribs. Roxie rasped, "Wake up; dreaming again; I suppose, what about this time?" "Rabbits," I said. "More like Playboy Bunnies," she responded.

Etymology: Rabbit & Co-habitation.

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COMMENTS:

how sweet - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-13: 09:09:00

Great sentence, especially the last line. Great Word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:27:00

Good one, OB. Sometimes I dream I'm Scarlett O'Hare and I am going to the Hop with Rabbit Redford and we dance to that song by Queen: "SomeBunny to love..." - Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:50:00

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Crittermate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: crit - er - mait

Sentence: Gerold and Dagmar had taken Scruffy in when he was very young and Scruffy believed they were his siblings. He made himself right at home as their crittermate, even taking up half their bed at night.

Etymology: Critter and mate - a play on the word littermate

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COMMENTS:

Clever sentence! Clever Word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 13:41:00

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Hogsquash

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Hog-sk-wosh

Sentence: Ever since Lydia aquired her pot-bellied pig, Porky, she had allowed him to sleep in her bed at night. That was fine util her boyfriend Dave moved in. Then every night turned into a hogsquash, Porky would end up under the covers 'hogging' the lot and taking up all the space, eventually forcing Dave into the spare room.

Etymology: Hog(a pig) + Squash(force or squeeze into a restricted space) = Hogsquash

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COMMENTS:

has a certain jene sais quoi! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-06: 07:26:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-06: 10:47:00

Fermez la pork! - Nosila, 2009-01-06: 23:31:00

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Baadfellow

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: baad fel lo

Sentence: Baaraack Obaamaa had shared Cissie & Oscar's bed since he was a little lamb. Every night he jumped up onto the spread and cuddled in and became their baadfellow. The only problem was that now he was full grown and weighed a good 200 pounds, there was no room for him...he could no longer pull the wool over their eyes. Every night was an udder nightmare, as he kicked like Dan Merino in his sleep. "How can we tell him he's not human and needs to go into the farmyard and find himself a wife?", asked Cissie. "We just set him out and make him find his own way...it's tough love!", said Oscar. They enjoyed about 6 months of peace, until one cold night, their door was rammed open and in walked Baaraack Obaamaa, his Embraceable Ewe and their triplet lambs: Rambo, Ewelysses and José Fleeciano. It was when they all piled onto Cissie & Oscars bed and settled in for a nice warm sleep that Cissie & Oscar realized one thing. You really cannot get to sleep by counting sheep!

Etymology: Bedfelow (someone you share a bed with) & Baa (a sheep's cry)

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COMMENTS:

karenanne "Merino" - I got it - as in a breed of sheep. HA - good one! - karenanne, 2010-05-21: 15:20:00

Oh, Ewe...I am glad you herd of it. My sheep is a flock star! - Nosila, 2010-05-22: 01:10:00

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Bedtrofeanimalia

Created by: garythesnail

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Coupdecow

Created by: c2flores

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Coverpet

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: cover pet

Sentence: Little Bo Peep, is sick of counting sheep. They certainly do not put her to sleep! When She hits the hay, baa'd to say, so do they! She doesn't need a coverlet. She has many a coverpet. For her turning in, is no turn on. Oh how, she wants the lamb woolies on her ... gone! She wishes they wouldn't put a foot on her futon, that means ewe and ewe and ewe ... and the dam, ram, too! She's certainly not sheepless in Seattle!

Etymology: When joined in bed by a PET, who tries to be your COVERLET. You are stuck with a COVERPET.

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COMMENTS:

how true - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-06: 10:47:00

Not baaad at all...people are flocking to vote for you!! - Nosila, 2009-01-06: 23:28:00

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Beastow

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beest/stoh

Sentence: John beastows his bed with his golden Labrador retriever who takes up three-quartes of the bed when fully stretched out.

Etymology: beast (animal) + bestow (share, apportion, give part)

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COMMENTS:

Clever Pun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:19:00

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