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'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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Petbulldozer

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pet-bull-doh-zur

Sentence: Because he slept with several petbulldozers, Rob generally awoke to find himself on the floor, shivering, and chewing on someone else's cud.

Etymology: pit bull, pet, bulldoze, doze

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COMMENTS:

Quadterrific etymology! A four-bagger, grand slam, home run with this very witty creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:36:00

Very creative! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 22:00:00

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Dodgybodgy

Created by: debsdebbie

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Menagerieatrois

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men aj er ee a twa

Sentence: When Angus moved in with Cattelena, he herd that her bovine was to menagerieatrois with them. Sometimes he wondered about the hayrrangement. Suddenly, phrases like "Hit the Hay", "BedSpread","Rustling the sheets", "Udder ecstasy","Ride a Limousin" and "DetOX" took on a whole new meaning for him. And many's a night he awoke Friesian because someone had steered the covers off him or he had a very sharp pain in his calf! Every morning, there was a stampede for the bathroom. At this rate,he would never be a fodder. Cud this couple live happily heifer after?

Etymology: Menagerie (zoo) & Menage a Trois (threesome)

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Hogsquash

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Hog-sk-wosh

Sentence: Ever since Lydia aquired her pot-bellied pig, Porky, she had allowed him to sleep in her bed at night. That was fine util her boyfriend Dave moved in. Then every night turned into a hogsquash, Porky would end up under the covers 'hogging' the lot and taking up all the space, eventually forcing Dave into the spare room.

Etymology: Hog(a pig) + Squash(force or squeeze into a restricted space) = Hogsquash

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COMMENTS:

has a certain jene sais quoi! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-06: 07:26:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-06: 10:47:00

Fermez la pork! - Nosila, 2009-01-06: 23:31:00

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Beastow

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beest/stoh

Sentence: John beastows his bed with his golden Labrador retriever who takes up three-quartes of the bed when fully stretched out.

Etymology: beast (animal) + bestow (share, apportion, give part)

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COMMENTS:

Clever Pun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:19:00

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Menagerieatrois

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men aj aree a twa

Sentence: Have you herd? When Oxsana and Bronco had adopted Elsie, the little cow had curled up on their bed. But now as a full-grown cow, she was udderly too big. Oxsana found that her sheets rustled, she got a cramp in her calf and she was never in the mooed. Her main beef was that Bronco would never become a fodder and they could never live happily heifer after.

Etymology: Menagerie (collection of animals) & Wordplay on Ménage à trois (French for sex between 3 people or three people sharing a household)

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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:

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

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

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

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Xenocturnalia

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /ze-noc-tur-na-li-a/

Sentence: Sleeping on the same bed with Clarisse Starling is one thing, but this was above and beyond the XENOCTURNALIA that Daizy the Sheep signed up for when it joined agent Starling to be a true and faithful sidekick. As Hannibal Lecter smiled and whispered his customary: “Good evening Clarisse,” the poor lamb went silent and quietly left the bedroom.

Etymology: XENO - prefix that usually refers to an across-species process or act (e.g. XENOtransplantation; XENOgraft); NOCTURNAL - night-related, usually sleep related; -ALIA - a suffix reserved for a ritual of a sexually suggestive nature (e.g. SaturnALIA)

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karenanne "Merino" - I got it - as in a breed of sheep. HA - good one! - karenanne, 2010-05-21: 15:17:00

karenanne Oops - sorry - I entered my comment in the wrong place. But for yours - I like how the "lamb went silent" - good movie reference! - karenanne, 2010-05-21: 15:19:00

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Anthropetdormphic

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: an/throw/pet/dorm/fic

Sentence: The anthropetdormphic couple feared schnuffocating their schnauzers while schnuggling.

Etymology: anthropomorphic + pet + dormire (L "to sleep"); anthropetdormphize(v); anthropetdormpher(n) - the animal sleeping quite comfortably in the bed; anthropetdormphee (n., var.) - the person wide awake and uncomfortable

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SchNIFTY creations! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:46:00

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Farmabeddon

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: farm/ah/bed/on

Sentence: Our former noctural bliss soon turned into farmabeddon when we adopted a trio of homeless kittens.

Etymology: farm + bed + armageddon

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COMMENTS:

love it JW! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-06: 07:27:00

Luv it! Purrrfect! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-06: 10:58:00

Great word - TJayzz, 2009-01-06: 13:37:00

Good word - mweinmann, 2009-01-06: 15:00:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-13: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-21: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

karenanne karenanne - 2010-05-21: 16:40:00
Elsie looks CUDly but she needs to MOOve over a little bit. I think that couple should HOOF it on over to a COWnselor tomorrow for advice.

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