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'Oh Ducky, I'm so glad that I can talk to you'

DEFINITION: n. A person who has the highly developed ability to communicate on a direct level with any type of animal, except for human beings. v. To talk to animals because you know that communicating with people is useless.

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PET-OPHELIA

Sentence: The old neighborhood Just ain't the same Nobody knows just What became of Ophelia? Where have you gone? .....Ashes of laughter The coast is clear Why do the best things always disappear? Like Ophelia... Please darken my door. .....lyrics by The Band

Etymology: PET+OH!+FEELYA=PETOFEELYA.....PET: a domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility perhaps back-formation from Middle English pety small.....OH!: used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement [interjection].....FEEL YA: late 20th centuy slang, possibly rooted in ebonics, derived from the phrase" I FEEL YA"-implying a deep, unspoken empathy bordering on mystical understanding..... FEEL to be aware of by instinct or inference. Middle English felen, from Old English fēlan; akin to Old High German fuolen to feel, Latin palpare to caress.....OPHELIA: A pivotal character in Hamlet, Ophelia is the most one-dimensional. She has the potential to become a tragic heroine but she instead crumbles into insanity, becoming merely tragic and ducklike. Ophelia sings songs and waddles around the stage,handing out flowers while citing their symbolic meanings and consuming millet. Although interpretations of the meanings differ, her telepathic contact with deceased waterfowl is generally accepted as a manifestation of madness- at least in the stage version that recently made it's North American tour of shabby playhouses and art-nouveaux beer gardens......


Felin(e) ya Oh!philia :P - dochanne, 2009-05-18: 02:54:00

Ophelia Good, like I know I should now.. - Nosila, 2009-05-18: 13:17:00

funny.... - mweinmann, 2009-05-18: 22:45:00

You're back inventing words again! Good :) I've missed you! Great sentence and funny word! I clicked on the word just to see who could come up with a word like this and BOOM it's YOU! KUDOS! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-19: 02:56:00


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Created by: doseydotes

Pronunciation: ˈfret-ˈtü-ˈbrü-ˈte

Sentence: Celia rushed home at night, anxious to see her three cats. They were friends to her like no one else; they always listened to her worries with what was apparent sympathy. They were calm and patient and loving, just like she wished her human friends could be. She had taken to talking to them from the minute she got up – even while she was in the shower - because she knew they’d be alone all day, lost without her. At the last possible minute, when she had just barely enough time to make it to work, she left. As soon as the door closed, one of the male cats always turned to the other one and rolled his eyes. “I know. I know,” the second cat would always say (it had turned into a running joke between them) “what a freakin’ fretubrute.”

Etymology: From the Transylvanian, fret, a diminutive of Frederick; from the LeHigh, tu bru, meaning literally "please bring me a couple of bottles of whatever tasty fermented starch-based hop-flavored beverage is most readily available"; and from the Buckwheat, te, an abbreviated version of "otay," meaning "everything is going to be just fine, sir."

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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: doc/ter/doo/lit'/ler

Sentence: Dr. John, the local veterinarian, had an uncanny ability to communicate with all animals, except goldfish. Hopefully, what with having purchased "The Idiot's Guide to Goldfish", he'd soon be fluent. Dr. John didn't know quite as many animal languages as that guy in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, or even as many farm dialects as that Dr. Herriot in Yorkshire, but he felt he had a pretty good grip overall. Perhaps he too would one day be known as a regular DrDoolittler.

Etymology: Dr. Doolittle: in children's stories, a doctor who shuns human patients in favor of animals + -er: suffix meaning "one who..."


I like the word, Jamagra and i am not just being PETty! - Nosila, 2008-03-28: 23:07:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: farm - vur - say - shun

Sentence: Lucy had an inability to talk to humans but could always be found in farmversation with the horses, ducks, cows or goats. Somehow she felt at ease and understood by the animals.

Etymology: farm, conversation


Farma Supra! - Nosila, 2009-05-18: 13:19:00

Prolly has a tough time deciding which pet to eat at Thanksgiving. - Mustang, 2009-05-18: 19:23:00


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Created by: spotthecat1

Pronunciation: anee-purr

Sentence: The girl was so busy anipurring that she failed to notice that the rat had chewed off her earlobe.

Etymology: animal + purr


I find your sentence very funny, which rather worries me. - stache, 2008-03-28: 12:50:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pet/ril/o/quist

Sentence: A petriloquist is an interpeter who can understand and mimic pets.

Etymology: pet + ventriloquist

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /zoo-MYOO-ni-keyt/

Sentence: Trudy always knew she wanted to work with animals, since they were the only ones who seemed to understand her. She would visit the zoo several times a week because she liked to think that she could zoommunicate with the animals there. When there were no other visitors around, she would speak out loud to them, explaining how insensitive and heartless other humans were. Trudy would make her rounds, spending time with different creatures and trying to avoid the crowds. At first the animals at the zoo seemed to show interest in her monologues, but most of them were used to her presence by now and she was beginning to sense their boredom with her. Trudy was going to have to look for another zoo soon — she might even have to move to another city — in order to find a group of animals who were ready for a long-term committment.

Etymology: Zoo - a park or facility where animals are kept (from Greek, zoion "an animal") + Communicate - to express thoughts, feelings, or information easily or effectively (from Latin, commūnicāre "to impart, make common")


Looking at the word alone, I like it, so far. - stache, 2008-03-28: 01:23:00

I am sorry if I have unintentionally "stolen" or plagiarize your word. I have included an alternative verbotomy for today: "Assissiate" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-28: 04:17:00

Oh no, did we post the same word at the same time, Bob? No worries. - Tigger, 2008-03-28: 11:54:00

I could just go with my 2nd choice, "Varminteract" (varmint + interact) as an alternate. - Tigger, 2008-03-28: 12:03:00

Nice sentence. I considered, 'animonologue,' but thought it too one-way. - stache, 2008-03-28: 12:48:00

Impossible for me not to vote for this one. "Great" minds, and all that stuff! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-28: 23:41:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pet spur antow

Sentence: Not only could she speak petsperanto, she could tweet.

Etymology: esperanto, pet

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: virt ta prayt

Sentence: Helen could communicate with all animals. Her ability to verteprate came at an early age and served her well to interrogate the pets of crime victims, perepetrators and witnesses, as a special service to the police. It was amazing what we do and say in front of our pets because we think they won't talk. But Helen could get pets to verify alibis, deny stories and defeat many a criminal in his illegal ways. Pets told no lies nor harboured any ulterior motives for their statements. Helen only wished her gift worked on her 13 year old son, but alas that is not the way life goes!

Etymology: Vertebrate (animal having a having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium) & Prate ( idle or foolish and irrelevant talk; speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly)


Eggzellunt!! Furshur. - Mustang, 2009-05-18: 07:54:00


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Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation: feather-brain

Sentence: Boring old definition of featherbrain: an emptyheaded person Verboticized new definition of featherbrain: an emptyheaded person who uses only fowl language

Etymology: Featherhead: noun, Old English; to have feathers for brains


It must be fowl play.. or maybe vowel play :P - dochanne, 2009-05-18: 03:19:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by leechdude. Thank you leechdude. ~ James

stache - 2008-03-28: 01:36:00
Great 'toon, as usual. Thanks for the def, too, leechdude.

stache - 2008-03-28: 17:48:00
thanks, JW.

stache - 2008-03-28: 17:50:00
oops. wrong box.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-18: 00:01:01
We are starting our summer season at Verbotomy today -- which means we are re-doing some of favorite Verbotomies from the past. Today's definition was suggested by leechdude. Thank you leechdude ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-05-18: 10:06:00
Whew...thanks for the update! I thought it was reducks...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-18: 10:28:00
Reducks revisited... ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-04: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by leechdude. Thank you leechdude. ~ James

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