Verboticism: Shamu

Shamu

Verbotomy

Created by: Verbotomy

Definition: v. To use animal training techniques to improve and direct the behavior of other people. n. A technique which uses the principles of animal training to solve a human behavioral riddle.

Pronunciation: Sham-moo

Sentence: Shamu the proper noun has become the all-purpose verb in our house. It's shorthand for using the principles of animal training to solve a behavioral riddle. We shamu friends, family, and neighbors. We shamu each other. "Did you just shamu me?" we will ask the other.

Etymology: Shamu is the stage name for the star Orcas (killer whales) at SeaWorld, that inspired the title of Amy Sutherland's book, "What Shamu Taught Me".

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Comments: Shamu

Verbotomy - 2008-05-19: 00:15:00
The sentence is direct quote from Amy's book where she explains how she has adopted the word. ~ James

Tigger - 2008-05-19: 02:54:00
When this happens to me, I feel so Shamused.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-19: 06:38:00
Very shamutable!

Verbotomy - 2008-05-19: 15:46:00
Yes, if we apply shamu to creativity we get a shamutation. ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-20: 22:26:00
I think it's time for as a serious stuff, what about the science, theory or study of shamu: "Shamulogy"

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-20: 22:29:00
Oops! I think it's time for the serious stuff, what about the science, theory or study of shamu: "Shamulogy"