Verboticism: Canistation

'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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Petalk

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: peh-tohk

Sentence: Petalk is funny.

Etymology: pet + talk

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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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Critterspeak

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CRIT - ehr - speek

Sentence: Clarissa had an emotional bond with her pets that bordered on derangement and had even gone so far as to develop an entire vocabulary of critterspeak that she sometimes absent mindedly used when conversing with people.

Etymology: Blend of 'critter' (any creature) and 'speak'.

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metrohumanx BORDERED on derangement? Methinks she was Home, Home on deranged.... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-01: 06:46:00

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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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Baypetalk

Created by: Zer22

Pronunciation: Bay-P-Talk

Sentence: I talk to my pet in baypetalk everday!

Etymology: Baypetalk = Baby + Pet + Talk

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Petsperanto

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pet spur ann toe

Sentence: Dr. Dooless spoke fluent petsperanto

Etymology: esperanto, pet

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Gooaboo

Created by: ustation

Pronunciation: goo-ah-boo

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Esperantoto

Created by: bigdog

Pronunciation: es peh ran toe toe

Sentence: Her fluency in esperantoto allowed her to have extended conversations not only with her dog but other dogs, no matter what country she's in.

Etymology: esperanto + toto (we ain't in Kansas anymore)

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Furnicate

LunaC

Created by: LunaC

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology:

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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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COMMENTS:

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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