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'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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Pseudobeastiamity

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: sōō'-dō-běs'chē-ām'ĭ-tē

Sentence: "Like to pet my ferret?" Gill offerred. With a tight grin, Flora beastiamitously reached out and gave the musky polecat a stroke.

Etymology: pseudo, a combining form meaning “false,” “pretended,” “unreal,”; beast, nonhuman animal; amity, peaceful harmony; play on bestiality.

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 07:23:00

Meaning full! Fits the definition superbly! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:24:00

hmmm...maybe we have a mutual friend - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:10:00

Good one, stache! - Jamagra, 2008-03-09: 11:14:00

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Hypocritter

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /HIP-uh-krit-er/

Sentence: Like the killer bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brett's pet rabbit would launch itself at Connie's toes whenever she came over to his place wearing open-toed shoes. Brett said they were just 'love bites' but those teeth were sharp! If she hadn't liked Brett so much, she would have prefered to see that little hypocritter roasting on a spit.

Etymology: Hypocrite - a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude (from Greek, hypokritēs "a stage actor") + Critter - a living creature (dialectal or humorous pronunciation of 'creature')

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COMMENTS:

Great interplay and blending of your well chosen words in your etymology! Very well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:18:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:34:00

Tigger, hare's to you! I had a hutch you'd come up with a good one. - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 23:04:00

Another good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:06:00

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Feigndore

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: fain-door

Sentence: I feigndore my sister's abhorable pet-of-a-creature. (I borrowed from picabomama's great creation :)

Etymology: feign (to give a false appearance of; to represent falsely; pretend to; to imitate so as to deceive; to fabricate; archaic, to invent or imagine) + adore (to worship as God or a god; to regard with deep, often rapturous love)

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Clever to up play the pretend in the defnition. Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:10:00

kashman I wonder if your "feigndore" for your sister's pets is real? ;) - kashman, 2008-03-09: 00:36:00

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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv il ser pent

Sentence: Ana Conda had always had a crush on Monty Python. When he had finally asked her out on a date, he picked her up in his Viper and took her out dancing the Mamba and the Fangdango, at the CobraCabana. They made a strange couple, as she was wearing her Boa and Garter and he his Mocassins and chewing Wrigglies gum. He asked for the bill and because he was a fast Adder, they left quickly in his old Rattler. When they got to his apartment,he slithered into the bedroom, came out with a ring and proposed. He then showed her his enormous asp, which was in a huge krait. Although it was a civilserpent, Ana became hissterical. Her breathing felt constricted and her heart was in the pit of her stomach. She ran out of hiss place and as she fled, he yelled after her, with venom, "I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: civil (polite, showing regard for others in manners)& serpent (limbless scaly elongate reptile)

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COMMENTS:

Riotously funny sentence! Interesting that we both mention Monty Python in our sentences today (I didn't see yours before I posted). - Tigger, 2008-03-07: 02:43:00

Thanks for brightening up my day with your sentence, Nosila! - Rasputin01, 2008-03-07: 09:02:00

petaj He'd have to scale back his spending after that. great sentence. - petaj, 2008-03-07: 05:54:00

Wonderfully Witty. Wonderful won! Thanks for starting my day off with great puns and lots of fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:09:00

I think that was rather cold blooded of Ana - Monty will be a hard act to swallow - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 09:13:00

Fantastic sentence! Laughed my asp off! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:21:00

Cheers...you guys are all snake charmers yourselves! - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 22:55:00

I'm told that the expression, "civil servant" is an oxymoron; if so, is "civil serpent" a toxy-moron. Nice word; funny sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 16:58:00

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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv il ser pent

Sentence: Monty Python had always had a crush on Ana Conda. When he had finally asked her out on a date, he picked her up in his Viper and took her out dancing the Mamba and the Fangdango, at the CobraCabana. They made a strange couple, as she was wearing her Boa and Garter and he his Mocassins and chewing Wrigglies gum. He asked for the bill and because he was a fast Adder, they left quickly in his old Rattler. When they got to his apartment, he slithered into the bedroom, came out with a ring and proposed. He then showed her his enormous asp, which was in a huge krait. Although it was a civilserpent, Ana became hissterical. Her breathing felt constricted and her heart was in the pit of her stomach. She ran out of hiss place and as she fled, he yelled after her, with venom, "I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: Civil (not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others) & Serpent (snake) & Wordplay on civil servant (government employee)

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Scoobygroovydupe

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: skoo-bee-groo-vee-doop

Sentence: It was getting harder and harder for Jane to scoobygroovydupe when visiting her in-laws. How could anyone possibly love a balding, three-legged dog with cataracts who had a penchant for leg-humping?

Etymology: Scooby Doo, groovy, dupe

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COMMENTS:

A lot of professed pet fans are scoobygroovdupees! Fun! Fantastic! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:27:00

Scoobygroovydupe, Where Are You? We got some work to do now. Scoobygroovydupe, Where Are You? We need some help from you now. (all together now) - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 11:24:00

Come on Scoobydupe, I see you, pretending you got a sliver... - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 11:35:00

But you're not fooling me, cause I can see, the way you shake and shiver (three-legged dog with cataracts who has a penchant for leg-humping) - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:23:00

I actually knew someone who had a three-legged dog with cataracts, poor thing. They called him Tripod. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:39:00

I guess "Tripod" is more appropriate than Lucky. Heh! A great creation purpleartichokes! Ya made me smile... and sing! - Jamagra, 2008-03-07: 15:16:00

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Herpevaricate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: hur/pi/var'/i/kate

Sentence: The proximity of Steve's 13 foot, 60 pound "pet" boa constrictor caused Sarah to simultaneously hyperventilate and herpevaricate. "Does this make me a herpocrite?" she wondered.

Etymology: herpetology (dealing with reptiles and amphibians) + prevaricate (to lie); also "herpe" + hypocrite (a person whose actions or words belie their beliefs)

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COMMENTS:

Ingenious sentence, etymology and word. Triple Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:52:00

Another great word; luv the sentence too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 20:58:00

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Ferretrocious

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ferret/trow/shus

Sentence: I find my friend's new pet ferret quite ferretrocious, especially after it attacked my pet bunny. My friend said it was just because my bunny was a tease and he really liked her.

Etymology: ferret + ferocious

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COMMENTS:

Always so pleasant to experience your subtle infunuations! Fierce word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:50:00

Sounds like ferrhetoric on the friend's part. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:25:00

Tough love,eh! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:04:00

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Petrifellatio

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: pet-rih-fell-a-shee-oh

Sentence: James extracted the serpentine beast from the opening and it squirmed from his hands and onto the floor, landing on the carpet with a muffled thump. It was thick and had rolls like a baby's arm, ending in a blunt head crowned with a single eye, narrowed to a slit. It writhed gently on the floor, trying to right itself and investigate the new visitor. Darlene was petrified when it stared at her, managing only a awed gasp, frozen its basilisk-like transfixture. "As my secretary, one of your tasks will be to take care of this guy. His name is Milton. He loves to be stroked gently from the head back, but has the most peculiar tendency to go rigid and play dead when excited." He crouched and demonstrated "If you continue to harass him, he will regurgitate in an attempt to get you to leave him alone." Still motionless at the sight of the cyclopic scaly herpetic terror, Darlene's mind raced. There was no way she could do this, but she needed this job. Maybe she could just give her boss lip-service until she could find someone around the office who would give her a hand, or even several hands with the task. "He's gorgeous!" she gushed, giving her best Cheshire smile, as she turned so pale she pratically transluced, "What does it eat?" James glanced up from beaming at his companion. "His natural habitat is a combination of forest and swamp, and he prefers freshwater bivalves. His favorite treat is juvenile bald clams." Darlene could barely constrain her disgust. He stood again, cradling the thing in his arms, and began to feed it back through the opening into its dark enclosure. "I'd better put him away now. No need to clean up the mess if he's going to get too excited again like when I showed him to Angela last week."

Etymology: pet + petrified + fellatio

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COMMENTS:

HA! Wickedly good double entendre! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:33:00

WOW! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:06:00

Hellatio! Sheeze right mate! No rip-off:just a variation on a theme. Another great sentence and word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 17:07:00

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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv ill ser pent

Sentence: Ana Conda had always had a crush on Monty Python. When he had finally asked her out on a date, he picked her up in his Viper and took her out dancing the Mamba and the Fangdango, at the CobraCabana. They made a strange couple, as she was wearing her Boa and Garter and he his Mocassins and chewing Wrigglies gum. He asked for the bill and because he was a fast Adder, they left quickly in his old Rattler. When they got to his apartment,he slithered into the bedroom, came out with a ring and proposed. He then showed her his enormous asp, which was in a huge krait. Although it was a civilserpent, Ana became hissterical. Her breathing felt constricted and her heart was in the pit of her stomach. She ran out of hiss place and as she fled, he yelled after her, with venom, "I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: civil (polite, showing regard for others in manners)& serpent (limbless scaly elongate reptile)

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COMMENTS:

I know it's a cop-out, I gave this response last year the first time it was asked...but I have to admit, it is one of my favourites! Slither & Yawn...Fangs for the memories! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:43:00

petaj I'll roverindulge you and say "it's worth a vote the second time around too" - petaj, 2009-01-02: 00:47:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Tigger - 2008-03-07: 02:48:00
If I can post a YouTube link here, this one's pretty amusing, and relevant to this definition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq6NJ7kKEag

silveryaspen - 2009-01-01: 01:30:00
Song of the day is "Oh Deer, What can the matter be?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-18: 10:43:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James