Verboticism: Civilserpent

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Hypocritter

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /HIP-uh-krit-er/

Sentence: Like the killer bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brett's pet rabbit would launch itself at Connie's toes whenever she came over to his place wearing open-toed shoes. Brett said they were just 'love bites' but those teeth were sharp! If she hadn't liked Brett so much, she would have prefered to see that little hypocritter roasting on a spit.

Etymology: Hypocrite - a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude (from Greek, hypokritēs "a stage actor") + Critter - a living creature (dialectal or humorous pronunciation of 'creature')

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COMMENTS:

Great interplay and blending of your well chosen words in your etymology! Very well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:18:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:34:00

Tigger, hare's to you! I had a hutch you'd come up with a good one. - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 23:04:00

Another good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:06:00

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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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Peturbed

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petərbd

Sentence: Jill is often peturbed by her roommate’s little darling. She finds it upetsetting to have to double-check every time she wants to sit in a chair, slip on a pair of shoes or take a bath. Worst yet is that she feels it obligatory to feign joy to pet her roomie’s serpent.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure) + perturbed (make someone anxious or unsettled)

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Roverindulge

petaj

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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Adderation

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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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Scoobygroovydupe

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: skoo-bee-groo-vee-doop

Sentence: It was getting harder and harder for Jane to scoobygroovydupe when visiting her in-laws. How could anyone possibly love a balding, three-legged dog with cataracts who had a penchant for leg-humping?

Etymology: Scooby Doo, groovy, dupe

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COMMENTS:

A lot of professed pet fans are scoobygroovdupees! Fun! Fantastic! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:27:00

Scoobygroovydupe, Where Are You? We got some work to do now. Scoobygroovydupe, Where Are You? We need some help from you now. (all together now) - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 11:24:00

Come on Scoobydupe, I see you, pretending you got a sliver... - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 11:35:00

But you're not fooling me, cause I can see, the way you shake and shiver (three-legged dog with cataracts who has a penchant for leg-humping) - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:23:00

I actually knew someone who had a three-legged dog with cataracts, poor thing. They called him Tripod. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:39:00

I guess "Tripod" is more appropriate than Lucky. Heh! A great creation purpleartichokes! Ya made me smile... and sing! - Jamagra, 2008-03-07: 15:16:00

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Pethetic

Created by: DiPpO

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Great word. Would have enjoyed a sentence and etymology. Did you know they give you points, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:29:00

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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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Furmin

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fur-min

Sentence: She called her pet ferrets her fur children. He pretended to like the little furmin just to get closer to her.

Etymology: fur (the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal) + vermin (noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals)

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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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