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'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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Verminder

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ver-min-der

Sentence: Herbie Tollogist joined up at verminders' anonymous after his anaconda grew to such a weight that the rafters on which it enjoyed coiling itself collapsed bringing the roof crashing around his ears.

Etymology: vermin (pesky animals) + minder (carer)

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COMMENTS:

superb word - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:47:00

Good one--Herbie really has to believe in a higher power now! - readerwriter, 2009-04-09: 11:05:00

Herbie Tollogist...love it! - Nosila, 2009-04-09: 22:05:00

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Domestigator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dom esti gay tor

Sentence: Crikey, but the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, was a true domestigator. He turned every animal he met into a pet. He put the Pen in Penguin, the M'am in Mamba and the Con in Anaconda. He was a true communigator and an edugator. He found out the hard way that the Pole Cat was not really a cat and he looked out for the wilferal wildlife. Sadly, but ironically, he met his Cregator after having a stinging ray put a hole in his heart. Maybe it was squid pro quo (a favor for a favor) but he never seemed to have reptile dysfunction before that fateful day!

Etymology: domesticate ( make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans;overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable) & Gator (nickname for an alligator, either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with with shorter broader snouts)

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metrohumanx Reptile dysfunction! Brilliant, Mon cherie! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 01:52:00

mrskellyscl Thanks for the early morning chuckle. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-09: 06:38:00

LOL! He should have taken his Gatoriagra for "reptile dysfunction" :) YOU are hilarious! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-09: 08:18:00

Hilarous squid pro quo.....great sentence!! - mweinmann, 2009-04-09: 08:29:00

terrific combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:46:00

terrific verbotomies ... greater gator creator! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 16:03:00

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Impetumonstrosity

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: im-pet-u-mon-strosity

Sentence: When her poodles Fluffy and Muffy disappeared, Carol wondered if the impetumonstrosity that Alvin brought home from the swamp may have had something to do with it. But when little Ricky went missing, she knew she'd have to say something to him about it.

Etymology: impetuosity: foolish, hasty, impetuous + pet + monstrosity: monster, mutant

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Aspouse

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: as powz

Sentence: When Tina found the tiny snake, she called her Cleo and decided to aspouse her as one of the family. Over the years Cleo grew and grew until she became massive and spent her days and nights hunting around the house. Tina was unaware that Cleo had become smitten with her husband Henry. One day, Tina could not find Henry. She reported him missing and it was not until the police arrived, that they noticed the Henry-shaped bulge inside the snake. "What did your husband do for a living?", asked the policeman. "Why he was an accountant." Tina declared. "Well no wonder Cleo took a fancy to him" said the cop, "he was an adder!"

Etymology: Asp (a variety of viper;cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death)& Espouse (to adopt as one's own;to give your support to something;to wed)

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Sowildenialtrust

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: SO-wile-dee-NILE-trust (sowildenialtrustee)

Sentence: SOWILDENIALTRUST is an error… It starts out as love but descends into terror- Out in the food chain those creatures belong… You might bring them in but you know before long- They’ll eat you and then you’ll have cause to reget not purchasing a more... conventional pet. They were so cute, so cuddly and small! We made them a plush cozy bed in the hall. But if you embrace all of God’s wild creations, You’ll wind up with grisly severe lacerations.

Etymology: SO+SOW+WILd+DENIAL+TRUST =SOWILDENIALTRUST.....SO: to a great extent or degree; Middle English, from Old English swā; akin to Old High German sō so, Latin sic so, thus, si if, Greek hōs so, thus, Latin suus one's own...SOW: to set something in motion, begin an enterprise; Middle English, from Old English sāwan; akin to Old High German sāwen to sow, Latin serere, Lithuanian sėti.....WILD: living in a state of nature and not ordinarily tame or domesticated; Middle English wilde, from Old English; akin to Old High German wildi wild, Welsh gwyllt.....DENIAL: refusal to admit the truth or reality, : a psychological defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality;[1528].....TRUST: assured reliance on the safety,consistency or dependability of someone or something; Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse traust trust; akin to Old English trēowe faithful.

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metrohumanx Take only pictures...leave only footprints...kill only time. (The Spelunker's Motto) - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:04:00

metrohumanx Sookie and Shirley converted their pet- into hip snakeskin boots without much regret. Since Henry wound up as a snack for the BOA...They traded the snake for a pet protozoa ! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:26:00

metrohumanx Is protozoa singular or plural? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:49:00

Leave only footprints, not the mark of a heel! - Nosila, 2009-04-09: 22:12:00

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Predpetator

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pred-pet-ah-tore

Sentence: His life insurance application was denied because he mentioned that he was married to a predpetator.

Etymology: predator + pet

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Fostermamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fos ter mam ba

Sentence: When Ana Conda adopted her baby snake, she was told it was a harmless garter snake which would stay small. But in a few short years it got so big and ate anything in it's path, without the benefit of adder-tives. It was then she discovered she had become a fostermamba to a not-so-civil serpent! Oh, boa-have...

Etymology: Foster (adoptive) & Mamba (poisonous snake) & Wordplayon Foster Mom

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Petzillawoe

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pet-ZILL-eh-wo

Sentence: After having to call professionals in the past to deal with the cuddly chimp and the fuzzy panther he acquired as babies and watched them grow into dangerous creatures, Willard felt again the pangs of petzillawoe when the cute little python he bought as a newborn turned out to be, in fact, a dangerous anaconda.

Etymology: Blend of 'pet' (usually a small personally owned animal) and 'woe' (troubles) and is a play on 'Godzilla', a fictional monster

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Underpestimate

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: uhn-derh-pehst-ih-meyt

Sentence: One day while tandem bathing, Tino, to his dismay and demise, found he had underpestimated the weight and will of his pet hippo, Harry.

Etymology: Using UNDERESTIMATE, meaning to make too low an estimate of + PEST, a plant or animal that is injurious to man. Be careful of those critters, they can be "pesty mates," as well.

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COMMENTS:

wonderful verbotomy - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:46:00

Thanks. This wasn't an easy one! - readerwriter, 2009-04-09: 11:01:00

beauty! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-09: 14:25:00

Admirable! - splendiction, 2009-04-09: 16:30:00

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Adderation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad der ay shun

Sentence: When Katy returned home, her adderation for Boadicea, the pet snake her husband Henry kept soon turned to horror. Eating Henry meant she was no longer a civil serpent.

Etymology: Adder (snake species) & Adoration (feeling of profound love)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-09: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 00:26:00
Grazie, Biscotti !Magnifico!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 00:30:00
Weasels ripped my flesh....(frank Zappa)

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 02:55:00
His name was Flipper, Flipper- hangs out with Tuna, caught in a drft net....floats out to sea....

readerwriter - 2009-04-09: 03:29:00
See ya later, Domestigator...In a while, Crocophile!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-22: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James