Verboticism: Chatterpillar

'When I look into your big green eyes...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who insists that lower life forms (fish, clams, cephalopods, reptiles, or insects) can be affectionate pets and excellent watchdogs. v. To talk to an animal who can't possibly understand a single word you're saying.

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: chat - ter - pill - ur

Sentence: Daphne loved butterflys and, each year, would just wait until they appeared in her garden so that she could sit in her favorite chair and watch them fly around. She felt an almost magical quality inhabited her garden when they there. This year, she decided to "tip the scales" in her favor by befriending the caterpillars that would soon be transformed. Each day, she would crawl around in her garden looking for them. When she saw one, she would engage in chatterpillar with each one of them, beseaching them to make her garden their "forever" home.....

Etymology: Chatter + Caterpillar >> Chatter (speak rapidly and incessantly) Caterpillar (worm-like larva of various insects, especially butterflies and moths)

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Comments: Chatterpillar

galwaywegian - 2009-01-28: 13:43:00

Jabberwocky - 2009-01-28: 13:48:00

TJayzz - 2009-01-28: 13:56:00
Love it!

Nosila - 2009-01-28: 19:35:00
You have metamorphosized a great word!

silveryaspen - 2009-01-28: 22:27:00
appeals to the child in me as well as the adult ... fun creation!