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DEFINITION: n An invented language similar to baby talk, used by pet owners to communicate with their pets. v. To speak to an animal using an invented language.

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Furidiom

Created by: elemon

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Sentence: Gladys liked Martin well enough, but the furidiom with his hamsters was starting to bug her.

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Dogalect

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Created by: kelyn

Pronunciation: DOG-ah-lekt

Sentence: My cutesy little puppy-wuppy and I understand each other through our own special dogalect. Oh yes, we do, don't we sweetums?

Etymology: Dog + Dialect

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Snoogiewoogie

Created by: kietra

Pronunciation: SNOO-gee-WOO-gee

Sentence: As soon as she saw my cat, she reverted to snoogiewoogie, the primal language of oxytosin.

Etymology: Snoogiewoogie doesn't make sense, but it's a great example of a word someone might say.

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Espawranto

Created by: kalimushu

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Crittergibber

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: KRIH-tuhr-jihb-uhr

Sentence: Alex's frustration at his girlfriend's constant crittergibber to her fish was no so much about the noise per se, as the fact that she was truly unaware the fish couldn't reply.

Etymology: critter + gibberish. The word for this definition, ideally, is really cutesy.

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Patroanimalinguism

Created by: mkoppun

Pronunciation: pat-tro-an-i-ma-lin-gwi-zum

Sentence: Patroanimalinguism is an art form. However, pets don't like it that much.

Etymology: Patronize, Animal, Linguist

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Caterwail

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: cat/ur/wayl

Sentence: It was very annoying listening to her caterwail with her kittens

Etymology: cat + caterwaul + wail

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Faunish

Created by: mweinfeld

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Boopyscoop

Created by: Alicia

Pronunciation: Boop/ee/scoop

Sentence: Sarah bent down for her dog. She Boopyscooped it.

Etymology: Boopy: Like A Weird Kind Of Language Scoop: Scooped The Dog Up.

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Snuggleswap

Created by: happyhippy

Pronunciation: u say it how u spell it!

Sentence: snuggleswap-- chosen becuase when talking to a pet in this way u want to feel phisical closeness with the animal, or to snuggle. also the swap part of the word is because, aswell as the human urge to understand things, for instace the pet's mind, but also as u want to let the paet know what u r thing,in short u want to swap secrets, so therefore came about the word - snuggleswap

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-08: 111:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-08: 04:52:00
Great definition remistram! Outstanding submissions already! Gonna be hard voting today.

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-08: 12:11:00
I wish I could vote for every word today

jadenguy - 2007-06-08: 12:16:00
I guess everybody's creative juices are flowing since the weekend is upon us. Contentment envelops us like a warm wind on a brisk morning stroll.

ziggy41 - 2007-06-08: 12:40:00
ahh that's got to be an exact replica of my dog in the pic!

ErWenn - 2007-06-08: 14:04:00
Holy crap, there's a lot of good words today!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-08: 15:13:00
Verbotomy received a very positive review today in the The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper. The story quotes words created by Stevenson0, Clayton and Rikboyee. See more: The Globe and Mail: Getting together to make up words.

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-08: 15:18:00
figures ziggy41 would have a k9

jadenguy - 2007-06-08: 15:43:00
I want a pug but I'm often concerned about not noticing it where i walk.

texmom - 2007-06-08: 21:44:00
It really was hard to choose. Petois just had that touch of class.

administraitor - 2007-06-09: 17:58:00
Toronto’s venerable “Mop & Pail” as the paper is affectionately known, is what led me to Verbotomy on Friday. My first instinct was to submit “Doggerel” then realized that it was in no way sufficiently twisted to survive! I’m looking forward to a lotta laffs with this!

mplsbohemian - 2007-06-10: 19:58:00
Dang, I just came up with a much better word, and it's too late for me to enter it: gerbilish!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-04: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James