Verboticism: Petalect

'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: LunaC


Sentence: Alison prefers to furnicate with her dog Schmoodles as he's a better listener than her boyfriend.


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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: prone hownd see ashun

Sentence: Maggie used pronehoundsiation when speaking to her pet dogs. She was sure they had a simpler grasp of our language and therefore litterally spoke to all of them as though they were stupid, hard of hearing and/or impervious to the teasing of other pets. Her schmoogie-woogie Schnauzer; her oodly-noodly Poodle; her chewzie-woozie Chihuahua; her orky-dorky Yorky and her musky-wusky Husky were all equally embarrassed by her linguistic torture. So they made a pact, every time Maggie used her verbal offensives on them, they would respond in cat-talk. When she used her endearments on them, they would reply with various impersonations of "Meow" "Mew" "Yowww" "SSSSSSSSSSS" and "NoooWWWWW". Maggie was so impressed that she bragged to her friends that her dogs had become bilingual. Isn't that itty, bitty, kitty nifty??? Who's feline better?

Etymology: Pronunciation (the manner in which someone utters a word)& Hound ( any of several breeds of dog)


metrohumanx PRONEHOUNDSIATION ! PEALS of uproarious laughter, Nosila. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-01: 06:26:00


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Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: pets-puh-RAHN-toh

Sentence: Petsperanto became fashionable once again in the 23rd century, but by then it resembled Klingon. Later it would lean more toward bafflegab, just as it always had, but Star Trek was taken a bit more seriously in those halcyon days. Of all the people to reanimate, why'd they pick Shatner?

Etymology: pet + Esperanto


I couldn't decide between "Petsperanto" and "Espetanto." If somebody wants to take the other one, I'm cool with that. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 02:15:00

probably his singing prowless? - jadenguy, 2007-06-08: 09:51:00

fabulous word Clayton - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:14:00

maybe they like Shatner because he's such a 'regular' guy - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 12:15:00

I'm only giving Shatner a hard time. I've decided also that I should've gone with "Espetanto." So hasty sometimes. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 13:07:00

I love petsperanto - it's a great word and I referred to Shatner as being a regular guy because he does all those bran commercials - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 13:25:00

"Petsperanto" is better than "Espetanto". - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 14:12:00

I'm glad to hear that he did do bran commercials, Jabberwocky, because that's the kind of regular I was thinking of when you first said it, and I thought maybe my mind was just in the gutter...toilet...whatever. - ErWenn, 2007-06-08: 14:13:00

it's a good thing Clayton chose Shatner and not JL Picard - that would have led to all kinds of silliness - we could have even encorporated Galwaywegian's baldipachitis into it - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-08: 14:39:00

"Espetanto" has a nice ring to it, though. Damn, now I can't decide again. If anybody reading this works at a coffeeshop, please invent the Espressperanto. I'll take fifty of the most confusing drink known to man, please. - Clayton, 2007-06-08: 16:24:00

petaj Sounds like coffee with a dash of Spanish fly - petaj, 2007-06-08: 22:25:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kit-ee-kat-ee-chit-ee-chat-ee

Sentence: When Joan wants light uninvolved conversation she indulges in kittycattychittychatty with her cat, Mr. Lint. When she has a problem to work out it's a bowwowpowwow.

Etymology: kitty cat (a pet name for a cat) chitchat (light conversation; casual talk)

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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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Created by: shaunconlin

Pronunciation: schmoo-booze

Sentence: The Consumer Electronics Show wrap up dinner is a great place to schmoobooze.

Etymology: schmooze + booze, i.e. the act of attending corporate events, trade shows or expositions normaly associated with "schmoozing" except solely for the purpose of making a dent in the ubiquitous "open bar." Also, schmooboozing, schmooboozed, schmooboozer


shaunconlin 2. The beverages found at the "open bar" of corporate events or expositions. Schmooboozer: One who schmooboozes. - shaunconlin, 2007-06-08: 13:30:00


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Created by: judyb

Pronunciation: shugg a dee

Sentence: Shuggadee ! You look great !


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Created by: mkoppun

Pronunciation: pat-tro-an-i-ma-lin-gwi-zum

Sentence: Patroanimalinguism is an art form. However, pets don't like it that much.

Etymology: Patronize, Animal, Linguist

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: crit-ter-pat-ter

Sentence: Norma cuddled and stroked Barkley, sending out a stream of high-pitched, sappy critterpatter at the puppy, who wiggled and wagged with delight at the attention. Everyone else in the room, though,thought she had completely lost her mind.

Etymology: critter: animal + patter: meaningless talk; chatter

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