Verboticism: Misantopic

'I think Uncle Mikey taught our parrot a new word!'

DEFINITION: v. To leave your pet, child or lover in the care of a friend or relative who teaches them a stupid trick or bad habit. n. A stupid trick or bad habit learned from a caregiver.

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Prankma

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: prank-mar

Sentence: Bonny was starting to suspect that her mother was behaving subversively when babysitting her toddlers. Every time they stayed at Nanna's they would spend the following days saying that singlets were uncool, only dweebs wore hats and that making them tidy up their toys was inhibiting their creative development. Bonny was ready to confront Nanna about the prankmas.

Etymology: prank (joke, jape, trick) + grandma (an overly put upon family member who often cares for their grandchildren)

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COMMENTS:

welcome back petaj - great little story - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-26: 13:14:00

Good comeback! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-26: 16:13:00

Clever interplay! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 19:25:00

petaj thanks for the welcome back - although I did verbotomize a couple of days back it has been weeks since i played regularly. - petaj, 2008-02-27: 05:29:00

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Facturb

Created by: Haydon

Pronunciation: fac- turb

Sentence: Bobby facturb his little sister when he babysat her.

Etymology: Fac-to make turb- disturb

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Caressconvoluted

freiflug

Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /kəˈreskɒnvəˈluːted/

Sentence: "After I have received my turtle Frances back from my brother-in-law, all he does is nibbling the telephone cable. Frances has totally been caressconvoluted."

Etymology: caress: to touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle convulsion: an intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction; an uncontrolled fit, as of laughter; a paroxysm Convulsion hereby alters/modifies the meaning of "caress", concluding in a somewhat spoiled interpretation of caressing sth. or so.

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Cusstoadyan

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: kuss/tow/deean

Sentence: Ever since little Gerry started spending time with his reprobate uncle he has picked up several unsuitable phrases for members of the family. It's no wonder because his uncle is a cusstoadyan.

Etymology: custodian + cuss + toady

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COMMENTS:

Great interplay! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 19:26:00

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Zootard

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /zo-o-tard/ (note: each of the “o”s is a distinct sound as in “zoology,” for example; /zu-tard/ is INcorrect)

Sentence: Q. “Can you believe it?! We left our pet beagle with my idiot brother-in-law for a mere fortnight and that zootard taught it how to leg-hump anyone who sits in my favourite recliner!” A. “What’s so strange about that? I thought all dogs leg-hump?” Q. “Male dogs do. But Betsy’s a bitch!”

Etymology: zoo – fr. Greek for “animal” -tard – a slang root derived from the word “retard”

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Animalessterd

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: an-i-mal-ess-tord

Sentence: Uncle animalesstord Polly Parrot so that anytime anyone spoke to the bird it cursed.

Etymology: A play on the words Animal and the word Molested

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Shenannygans

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ʃənæniˌgæns/ Sounds like "shenanigans" if you say it fast enough, but make sure you pronounce the y as a long "ee" and not as a schwa.

Sentence: Don't believe what you see in the movies; the shenannygans of most flying babysitters do not end well.

Etymology: from she(nani)gans + nanny

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COMMENTS:

like it! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-26: 11:27:00

Really fits the definition and is a great choice of words with great blending! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 18:39:00

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Petstidigitation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: petz - tuh - didj - ih - tay -shun

Sentence: While keeping his brother in law Morton's favorite hunting dog while Morton was on vacation, Myron resorted to some underhanded petstidigitation to teach the old dog a couple new and socially unacceptable tricks.

Etymology: blend of pet and prestidigitation (sleight of hand or ('trick')

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COMMENTS:

Petty good! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 18:58:00

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Pollytechnique

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pol lee tek neek

Sentence: When Uncle Mikey babysat the Miller's parrot on their annual vacation, she usually learned a new pollytechnique. This year Polly added 3 new swear words to her vocabulary. These words only seemed to be used when the easily-offended were around. You just cannot unteach an old bird new tricks...

Etymology: Polly (common name for a parrot) I Technique (skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity) & word play on Polytechnic (a technical school offering instruction in many industrial arts and applied sciences)

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Guardiantic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /gahr-dee-AN-tik/

Sentence: It was only Eliza's third week teaching the 10-year-old class in Sunday School, but when the organist was late, she had to help out with choir practice, too. She reluctantly asked her father to stand-in and watch the Sunday School class. When she returned, she found her dear ole' Dad teaching the kids how to run a football pool, how to build a moonshine still, and other guardiantics.

Etymology: guardian - a person entrusted with the care of a minor (from Middle French, garde "guardian, warden, keeper") antic - a ludicrous or grotesque act (from Italian, antico "antique", originally referring to 'grotesque' Roman art)

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COMMENTS:

This is a true story... mostly. "Eliza's" father was actually teaching 10-year-olds how to run a football pool. - Tigger, 2008-02-26: 01:58:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-26: 16:00:00

Clever blend of two words that really nailed the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 18:42:00

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