Verboticism: Babybark

'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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Geekinese

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: geek/in/eez

Sentence: As far as after school jobs go, Sheila was happy enough at PetsRUs. She didn't really mind the poop runs, or even hosing down the cages. There were days however, when she felt if one more potential buyer stood at the puppy window tapping and speaking geekinese, that she would definitely fill out an app over at Orange Julius!

Etymology: geek: A person with an unusual or odd personality. ese: Suffix meaning the language or dialect of.

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OMG talk about Pulp Friction...at least at OJ they only pups she'd see would be Pizza Dogs! - Nosila, 2008-08-03: 00:51:00

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Sanscritter

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

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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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Critterchatter

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CRIT-ehr-chat-ehr

Sentence: Felicity had such a deep emotional bond with her pets that she even developed an extensive critterchatter, a language that only she and her pets understood.

Etymology: Blend of 'critter' (animal) and 'chatter' (light conversation)

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Petlangue

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pett-lang

Sentence: Whenever Kay petlangued with Fifi she'd nip her on the nose.

Etymology: pet + langue (language)

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Furbledygook

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈfɝbl̩diˌgʊk/

Sentence: The speaking of furbledygook can sometimes be an entirely involuntary response, striking even the most serious and restrained people immediately upon contact with a cutesy-wutesy widdle puppy-doggy or kitty-katty.

Etymology: From fur + gobbledygook (intentionally reminiscent of "furball")

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This is another one that sounds better out loud than it looks written down. - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 04:00:00

Looks fine to me. Gobbledygook is more fun to pronounce than it is to read, as well, but what a useful word. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 04:37:00

Cute word ErWenn! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 04:43:00

It reminds me of the little presents our cats leave when they're shedding - usually found by unsuspecting bare feet in the middle of the night - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 15:03:00

This is why all my cats are shorthairs, Jabberwocky. - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 23:47:00

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Animalingo

Created by: uvadavidg

Pronunciation: an-uh-muh-ling-goh

Sentence: I was kinda hoping to discuss the recent decline in oil prices or the long-term viability of the United Nations as an international organization, but she kept pursing her lips and cooing in this unintelligible animalingo

Etymology: animal plus lingo

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Dramaticpaws

Created by: carpefactum

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Whenever Muffy talked to her cat, it always seemed like a long dramaticpaws.

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Spoilspiel

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: sp-oil-sp-eel

Sentence: Mariah's husband says that one day the dog will tell her to shut up with the spoilspiel and hand her a dictionary. Aww Arabella arhhy arey aww, said Minnie to her beloved pooch.

Etymology: Spoil- pamper or overindulge. Spiel- glib speech.

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Gooaboo

Created by: ustation

Pronunciation: goo-ah-boo

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Jawjacking

Created by: Sed8ed

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