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'They're so cute! What kind of kittens are they? Porcupines.'

DEFINITION: Something, or someone, that appears to be warm and fuzzy but is, when you get close, sharp and prickly.

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Bristleflage

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /'bri-s&l-"fläzh/

Sentence: Some cacti use spines as a deterrent against predators, but the teddy-bear cholla's bristleflage is just mean.

Etymology: From bristle + camouflage

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Prickachu

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: PRIK-ah-choo

Sentence: "Don't EVER try to pet my Prickachu!" Carol bristled.

Etymology: prick + Pikachu (pokemon)

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Eezkidnya

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: eez-kid-n-ya

Sentence: The echidna has inflicted nasty wounds on those fooled by it's cuteness. It has definitely fooled a few animal lovers - and as the locals say he's kidding yer. (eezkidnya)

Etymology: echidna (Australian ant eater with lots of spikes) + he's kidding you (playing a joke on you)

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COMMENTS:

petaj One for the Aussie verbotomists - petaj, 2007-01-23: 05:14:00

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Hugmenot

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: hug-me-not

Sentence: At first, Jane seemed like a nice girl, but after a few drinks it became clear that she was a classic hugmenot.

Etymology: variation of forget-me-not flower

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Flufficky

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: fluff icky

Sentence: colins dog was flufficky, he looked cute enough but on close inspection he was slightly mange ridden.

Etymology: from fluffy and icky

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Shreddybear

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: shreddy/bare

Sentence: To prepare their child for the cruel world they gave him a shreddybear which bit him every time he cuddled it

Etymology: shred + teddy bear

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COMMENTS:

Sweet! I want one! - Alchemist, 2007-01-23: 08:16:00

I laughed audibly. Good one. - kyotonils, 2007-01-23: 08:21:00

so did I! - Javeson1, 2007-01-23: 09:55:00

I had one of those when I was a kid! - wordmeister, 2007-01-23: 12:56:00

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Oprahclone

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: oh-prah-clohn

Sentence: i used to think she was warm and understanding..in touch with the common folk....i was wrong...damned oprahclone

Etymology: clone, oprah

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Devangel

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: dev-ang-el

Sentence: Joey was a real devangel. In public he wore suits and smiled a lot, but in private he preferred leather and chains.

Etymology: devil = the new angel + angel = the new devil

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Koalalusion

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: co-ALL-ah-loo-zhun

Sentence: His online profile described him as someone who "likes to cuddle by the fire", but when he showed up at her door clad in black leather with a tatoo proclaiming that he slept with her mother, Sue quickly realized she had just hooked-up with yet another koalalusion.

Etymology: koala, illusion

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poor sue, seems like she has a bad habit... - wordmeister, 2007-01-23: 15:39:00

She shouldn't have had such high expectations when she signed up at the dating service Letch.com - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-23: 16:58:00

petaj Another aussie creature in the list! - petaj, 2007-01-24: 02:11:00

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Werekitten

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: we're + kit + n

Sentence: Betsy was nothing but a werekitten, she acted nice but had a black heart.

Etymology: Were + kitten

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Mallustrius

Created by: santasassassin

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: Bad alluring.

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Devangel

Created by: GreatRandew

Pronunciation: dev-ang-el

Sentence: Joey was a real devangel. In public he wore suits and smiled a lot, but in private he preferred leather and chains.

Etymology: devil = the new angel + angel = the new devil

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Gremlynn

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: grem-linn

Sentence: Lynn is the perfect "ggod girl" , till she PMSed then she turned into GREMLYNN.

Etymology: Gremlin/Lynn

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I love it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-23: 20:19:00

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Retrospinous

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: ret-tro-spyn-nuss

Sentence: Miss Binns is retrospinous - she seems warm and generous at first, but this only hides her spiteful coldheartedness.

Etymology: Retro+spinous, from Latin 'retro' (back, behind - i.e. retrospective) and spinous (covered in or like thorns/spines)

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Confusting

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: confewsting

Sentence: he was stung by a most confusting creature.

Etymology:

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Quillusory

Created by: kyotonils

Pronunciation: kwil-oo'-zə-rē

Sentence: Her outward indifference is quillusory. If you try to move in on her territory she'll come after you like a rabid Doberman.

Etymology: (adj.) quill + illusory

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Hedgedog

Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation: hedge - dog

Sentence: Approaching the cure furry animals, Mark thought they looked ideal pets. As he stroked the nearest, his fingers were covered in little needles. He has been hedgedogged.

Etymology: hedge - solid, prickly dog - warm and cuddly

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Angoratack

Created by: egonschiela

Pronunciation: ang-gora-tak

Sentence: Hermione was being a complete angoratack again, despite Hugh having gone to the trouble of buying wine and flowers on his way home.

Etymology: from angora (the softest, most beautiful fluffy wabbit fur) and tack (a small sharp nail with flat head). Most applicable in Hermione's case.

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Trickupines

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: trick-yoo-piynz

Sentence: Some cacti look cute and fluffy, but when you go to hug them you find out they are trickupines.

Etymology: trick+porkupines or trick+you+porkupines (i just noticed this, wasn't intended, lol)

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Fuzzaphony

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: fuhz-uh-fone-ee

Sentence: All her sweetness is baloney. She's nothing but a fuzzaphony.

Etymology: fuzz + phony

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Trickulent

Created by: chofu67

Pronunciation: trick you lent

Sentence: He seemed so nice on the internet, but his harsh criticisms and vile asides revealed a truly trickulent side.

Etymology: tricking + truculent (cruel, savage)

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Furbyopia

Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: fur-bee-OH-pee-ah

Sentence: Jim suffered from furbyopia, as he realized when he picked what he only thought was a chocolate-chip cookie off the kitchen floor. "Bad dog," he shouted.

Etymology: Furby, the furry but annoying toy, + presbyopia, nearsightedness

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Tinseltuft

Created by: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: TIN-cel-tuft

Sentence: You'd think that quiet librarian would be such a peach... I mean, look at her! But she's such a harpy. The woman is completely tinseltuft.

Etymology: Tinsel is sharp and grating, tacked onto tuft, as in a tuft of fur.

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Prickmedainty

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: prick/me/dane/ty

Sentence: My mother always advised me never to pay lip service to a prickmedainty.

Etymology: prick + me + dainty: also a 19th century expression meaning a person of either sex who is finicky about his or her style of dress

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Adowable

Created by: bondfool

Pronunciation: Ah-dOW!-a-bull

Sentence: Those kitten paws are just adowable.

Etymology: Adorable+OW!

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Clawddle

ubgrud

Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: claw-dl

Sentence: Was she ever surprised when she clawddled up to that wool sweater.

Etymology: claw + cuddle

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Quillpillow

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: qwill-pill-oh

Sentence: Jen was a quillpillow in that she seemed soft but was in fact prickly and hostile.

Etymology: quill + pillow

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Indistofuzzitravile

Created by: TrJoshB

Pronunciation: in-di-stow-fuzz-it-ra-vile

Sentence: Although She became very attractive over the last couple of beers; I had to remind myself that she was indistofuzzitravile.

Etymology: in + distance + fuzzy + travel + vile

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wow that's alot of letters. - TrJoshB, 2007-01-24: 17:08:00

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Prickeley

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: prickeley

Sentence: i am not cute i am prickeley

Etymology: prickking

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Kittytankerous

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kit/ee/tang/ker/uhs

Sentence: Bosses have to be kittytankerous individuals to get their job done.

Etymology: kitty + cantankerous

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What about teachers? - wordmeister, 2007-01-23: 12:58:00

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Haasgla

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: Ha-asgla

Sentence: When i look futher, i believe it's a another haasgla

Etymology: hard as glass

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Comments:

allwise - 2007-01-23: 02:28:00
he he, nice sentence =)