Verboticism: Menagerieatrois

'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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Anoysle

Created by: coolkids58

Pronunciation: Anoeeslee

Sentence: they anoyslee their pet

Etymology:

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Pethogalist

Created by: mzzmee265

Pronunciation: pet-hog-a-list

Sentence: He has a pethogalist pet, he lets her sleep in the bed.

Etymology: pet-animal you are responsible for; hog-to take over;

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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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Spoilcat

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: spoy-el-kat

Sentence: Phoenix was a bad spoilcat. She got to sleep in the bed with Andy and Mary every night no matter what; which made certain things a little harder to do.

Etymology: spoil (to treat well beyond what is deserved) + cat (a specific pet)

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Xenocturnalia

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /ze-noc-tur-na-li-a/

Sentence: Sleeping on the same bed with Clarisse Starling is one thing, but this was above and beyond the XENOCTURNALIA that Daizy the Sheep signed up for when it joined agent Starling to be a true and faithful sidekick. As Hannibal Lecter smiled and whispered his customary: “Good evening Clarisse,” the poor lamb went silent and quietly left the bedroom.

Etymology: XENO - prefix that usually refers to an across-species process or act (e.g. XENOtransplantation; XENOgraft); NOCTURNAL - night-related, usually sleep related; -ALIA - a suffix reserved for a ritual of a sexually suggestive nature (e.g. SaturnALIA)

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COMMENTS:

karenanne "Merino" - I got it - as in a breed of sheep. HA - good one! - karenanne, 2010-05-21: 15:17:00

karenanne Oops - sorry - I entered my comment in the wrong place. But for yours - I like how the "lamb went silent" - good movie reference! - karenanne, 2010-05-21: 15:19:00

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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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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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Farmabeddon

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: farm/ah/bed/on

Sentence: Our former noctural bliss soon turned into farmabeddon when we adopted a trio of homeless kittens.

Etymology: farm + bed + armageddon

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love it JW! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-06: 07:27:00

Luv it! Purrrfect! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-06: 10:58:00

Great word - TJayzz, 2009-01-06: 13:37:00

Good word - mweinmann, 2009-01-06: 15:00:00

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Coupdecow

Created by: c2flores

Pronunciation:

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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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