Verboticism: Reptkillian

'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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Reptkillian

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: rep + kill + eun

Sentence: Isiah was thrilled with his new pet snake Skinnard, until he attacked his girlfriend, his second cousin and his best friend Marty. When Marty disappeared, Isiah realized that Skinnard was a reptilian sub-species of the special repkillian class and definitely not meant to be a pet.

Etymology: reptilian (any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators and crocodiles) and kill (cause to die)

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Comments: Reptkillian

Jabberwocky - 2009-04-09: 10:46:00
excellent

galwaywegian - 2009-04-09: 14:25:00
like it

silveryaspen - 2009-04-09: 16:13:00
Powerful! Terrorific!

splendiction - 2009-04-09: 20:54:00
excellent word!