Verboticism: Doggeroll

'Sit! Sit! Sit!'

DEFINITION: n. A person who has difficulty controlling their pets, especially if they often become entangled in the leashes. v. To get entangled in the leashes of one's pets.

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Doggeroll

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: do-ger-rol

Sentence: There once was a man named Stover/ Who had a dog named Rover/ Well, two...the other named Stew/ (What else is new?)... When he took them to the park for a walk/ Those pooches would bark and balk/ And Stover would doggeroll over and over/ In clover/ That guy named Stover.

Etymology: A play on DOGGEREL meaning loose or irregular verse, especially of an inferior nature and DOG + ROLL meaning to move on a surface by turning over and over

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Comments: Doggeroll

Mustang - 2009-02-03: 07:16:00
Excellent word play.

silveryaspen - 2009-02-03: 08:40:00
so clever to create a limerick to go with your doggeroll!

readerwriter - 2009-02-03: 09:52:00
Thanks. Except I forgot to use the word in the sentence/poem. Will try to correct.

Jabberwocky - 2009-02-03: 11:04:00
terrific