Verboticism: Petlangue

'Ooopy goopy poopy poo.'

DEFINITION: n An invented language similar to baby talk, used by pet owners to communicate with their pets. v. To speak to an animal using an invented language.

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Gerblish

Created by: docholiday

Pronunciation: Jer bl-ish

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Petois

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pet-twa

Sentence: Madeleine took her tiny dog off to Paris in her handbag and spoke to it lovingly in petois to stop it barking on the Metro. It was a curious mix of French and doggy noises.

Etymology: pet + patois (non-standard speech/creole)

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COMMENTS:

good one. - texmom, 2007-06-08: 07:19:00

Excellent word petaj - hmm... I wonder why you have pet in your pseudonym - perhaps petios is your second language - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 09:05:00

today is a day when good words truely run a plenty. i wish i'd've come up with something this good. stupid television filling my brain with laughter and not verbotomies. - jadenguy, 2007-06-08: 09:37:00

You're just lucky I work all day--that word was my first instinct! - mplsbohemian, 2007-06-08: 20:15:00

petaj petois occurred to me straight away when i checked the cartoon before leaving work. Then I had to go to tennis and didn't get home for a couple of hours, so I was hoping that no one else would think of it. - petaj, 2007-06-08: 22:18:00

petaj I'm embarrassed to admit that my only second language is verbotomese. Typically in Australia, most of us have not become fluent in anything but English. - petaj, 2007-06-08: 22:29:00

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Infantidote

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: In-FAN-tih-dote

Sentence: I detest small dogs and those who infantidote upon them.

Etymology: infantile + dote

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Gooaboo

Created by: ustation

Pronunciation: goo-ah-boo

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Petounge

Created by: s6guy72

Pronunciation: pet-tounge

Sentence: She spoke to her puppy fluffy in petounge a language only her and fluffy understand.

Etymology: pet (an animal kept for companionship, interest, or amusement) tounge (language)

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Faunish

Created by: mweinfeld

Pronunciation:

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Poochinese

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: pooch + in + eese

Sentence: What can I tell you, my dog only speaks poochinese, and "widdle scruffy wuffy woo" means "please do not pee on the floor" in that language.

Etymology: shweetie puppy wuppy woogums.

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COMMENTS:

like that one - w5lf9s, 2007-06-08: 15:09:00

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Embarrassinglish

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: im-bare-iss-ING-lish

Sentence: As she continued to coo baby-talk into her ratty lapdog's ear, in what could only be described as fluent Embarrasinglish, he prayed for a sudden emergency that would put an end to this blind date from hell.

Etymology: embarrassing (e.g. behaviour that clearly demonstrates the now-deafening tics and tocks of one's long-neglected biologogical clock) + English

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Critterfranca

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: cri-ter-frank-a

Sentence: He used to love sitting on his favorite bench in the park - until SHE started showing up each morning muttering in critterfranca to her poodle.

Etymology: critter (animal/pet) + franca (from lingua franca - any lanugage used as a way of speaking to others who speak different languages)

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Pookiespiel

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Created by: celan1

Pronunciation: poo kee speel

Sentence: Her elaborate pookiespiel with Fido churned my H. pylori.

Etymology: Pookie + Spiel

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