Verboticism: Animanguage

'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: 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: trunktickle




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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chitēchat

Sentence: Valerie and her cat have a special relationship. Purrcy fills the role of the child she never had. They even have their own way of communicating. Friends call it chittychat.

Etymology: chit (late Middle English: denoting a whelp, cub, or kitten) + chat (talk in a friendly and informal way) derivative of kitty cat

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Created by: kelyn

Pronunciation: DOG-ah-lekt

Sentence: My cutesy little puppy-wuppy and I understand each other through our own special dogalect. Oh yes, we do, don't we sweetums?

Etymology: Dog + Dialect

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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: debgibson


Sentence: He cringed at the petalect in evidence around the veterinarian's waiting room.

Etymology: pet plus dialect

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bing/oh/ling/oh

Sentence: There was a farmer who became famous for his bingolingo. They even have a song about him (Ready Purple) There was a farmer had a dog and bingo was his name oh - all together now B-I-N-G-O

Etymology: lingo + Bingo (famous dog)


I've said it before - Verbitch. Oh well, at least it banished that evil disco tune from my head. (...i-n-g-o...) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 06:45:00

And Bingo was his name-o! what disco tune? Bee Gees? - jadenguy, 2007-06-08: 09:57:00

Believe it or not, inspired by verbotomy again. I was thinking that I'd like to wait until the next day to vote, but I don't like the view you get, having to hit More, More, More (how do you like it, how do you like it). Egad, it's back. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-08: 11:00:00


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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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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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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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