Verboticism: Anthropetmorphize

'Omigod! That is a huge snake!'

DEFINITION: v. To "adopt" a cute, baby, wild animal as a pet, which then grows up to become a very large, very wild, and very dangerous predator. n. A person who treats wild animals like pets, only to discover that they are not.

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Anthropetmorphize

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Ann-throw-pet-more-fize

Sentence: When I happened upon the fawn and it looked at me with that "deer in the headlights" look--literally--I lost all judgment and wrapped him up in a blanket and took him home. By fall, I realized my tendency to anthopetmorphize Donder had laid waste to my garden, made my yard impassable for all the little deer turds, and put me in violation of several covenant codes. I could see the neighborhood association president measuring Donder with his eyes to see how he might fit in his trophy room.

Etymology: Anthropomorphize (To ascribe human characteristics to things not human) altered to include "pet"

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Nosila - 2009-04-09: 22:10:00
Some guys will do anything for a buck or to make more doe! Good word!