Verboticism: Capetulate

'Do you think it's time that Elsie started sleeping on the floor?'

DEFINITION: v. To allow your pet to sleep in your bed even though it may squirrel into your pillows, hog all the sheets, and bulldoze you on to the floor. n. A pet which sleeps in its owner's bed.

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Capetulate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kə-pěch'ə-lāt'

Sentence: Cindy's cat Nigel was so used to sleeping with her that she and Tim were forced to capetulate when he started sleeping over.

Etymology: capitulate, to surrender unconditionally + (to one's) pet

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Comments: Capetulate

silveryaspen - 2008-03-13: 21:55:00
The one letter changes embedding one word in another are ever so clerver. Excellent!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-13: 22:09:00
It's the year of the cat; sorry the rat. Perhaps there hope yet!

bookowl - 2008-03-14: 14:29:00
excellent