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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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Skoo-bee-doo-bee-doo-bee-doo

Sentence: When Sally's husband found that her dog Snookypie had once again done a whoopsie on the carpet, he gave her an ultimation, it was either him or the mutt. Sally was horrified. She told him that Snookypie was really upset by his actions and when she started to speak the usual scoobydoobedoo in the dogs ear he immediately went upstairs to pack.

Etymology: See famous cartoon Scoobydoo.


metrohumanx Makesyawannakill, doesn't it? You stuck a nerve, Tjayzz. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-01: 06:29:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: san skritt err

Sentence: all of the critters who lived out back would come a runnin' when she commenced a hollerin' in sanscritter

Etymology: sanskrit critter


A fine portmanteau. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 04:39:00

petaj LOL! Or could it be a language spoken when one is without their critter? Sans critter. - petaj, 2007-06-08: 06:04:00

Rintintinspired! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 06:56:00

do you guys like seriously get up to milk the cows and verbotomize? or are British? I didn't even know there was a 6:56 AM! but really, great word. inspired. i may vote early! - jadenguy, 2007-06-08: 09:30:00

Up at 4:30 AM EST to get my butt to work on time. No cows, but a few chickens is not out of the question. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 09:41:00

love this word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:39:00

petaj Being in Australia really helps with the timing for me. I usually check the cartoon and new definition just before leaving work. Come up with a few ideas on the drive home and then hit the thesaurus and login during the early evening. My problem is, I often don't get to voting before the next definition is up. - petaj, 2007-06-08: 22:10:00


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Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Fuckin sound it out!

Sentence: Jesus, if I type this sentence for reals, I'll never get laid again.

Etymology: Meet me and my bitch, appearing in Austin. 704 bitches

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Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: pet re naiz

Sentence: Don't petronize me - feed me!

Etymology: pet + patronize


Bear with me - just found you guys. This is fun! - administraitor, 2007-06-08: 12:00:00

Wow - excellent start - great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:34:00

Agreed. I'm pretty new here, too. A lot of these people are out for blood, so watch your back. Fair warning, and welcome, comrade. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 13:11:00

Don't listen to Clayton, he's feeling a bit petkish today. We're all fine verbfolk! Welcome aboard! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 14:12:00

I'm pretty new here, too, and so far I'm enamored with the experience. It's a great chance to use words differently and reshape the language to suit the ever-present specter of urban lifestyle with which it has yet be afflicted. Plus we can use words good! It's great silly fun for people who love communicating, too. And I think Clayton's just ribbing you, these are great folks. - jadenguy, 2007-06-08: 15:09:00

Just being silly, of course. And trying to psych out some of the competition. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 16:28:00

Great word! - Stevenson0, 2007-06-09: 10:16:00

I'm gonna use that one - hatman003, 2007-06-09: 23:53:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skwēkənēz

Sentence: Julie had her own language for communicating with her Pookie. Her boyfriend refers to it as Squeakinese. Whenever she gets started he has to leave the room to keep his ears from bleeding.

Etymology: squeak (a short, high-pitched sound or cry)+ Pekinese (a lapdog of a short-legged breed with long hair and a snub nose, originally brought to Europe from the Summer Palace at Beijing [Peking] in 1860)


nice - galwaywegian, 2010-01-04: 09:36:00 one today!! - mweinmann, 2010-01-04: 20:14:00


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Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: goo-guh-lue-gus

Sentence: Cynthia's husband gets so embarrassed when she starts the googoologos when they have company over at their house. Cynthia just goes into this other mode when the dog, Lucy, comes around. No matter how much he tells her how absurd she sounds, googoologos is a refined mode of communication for her and her dog. He's started to keep lucy behind a baby gate in the back bedroom when the guests are there. That way, Lucy is out-of-sight, out-of-mind, and they can have adult conversations with their guests. And no one gets embarrassed.

Etymology: Goo-Goo= baby talk + logos= words, logic

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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pooch u geez

Sentence: When Maria cuddled her dog, she spoke fluent Poochuguese. She switched to Felinese when talking to her cat and Pintoguese when talking to her pony.

Etymology: Pooch (pet dog) & Portuguese (Iberian Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil; Portuguese Water Hound, a breed of domesticated dog from the Algarve region of Portugal)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pet ant ikayt

Sentence: Petula had gone to her Petiotrist many times to try and petanticate better with her pet pug, Petunia. Though a petulant pet, Petunia perpetually tried to pet peeve Petula by pretending not to understand her peticular speech patterns. Finally, Petula put herself in her pooch's persona and put out many puppy perks for Petunia. Amazing what prolific pet perks and persuasive pet lingo can do to persuade a pooch to perform with perfection!

Etymology: Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement) & Pedantic( marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects) & Communicate (transmit thoughts or feelings or information)

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Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: an e mah voc ah liz um

Sentence: She mumured sweet animavocalisms in the horse's ear as she urged him towards the starting line for the big race.

Etymology: anima - concerning animals vocalism - spoken

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