Verboticism: Underpestimate

'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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Petateher

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petāthər

Sentence: Lucy must have seen Bambi at least 20 times. She sees (saw) everything in nature as cute especially anything newborn. She just couldn't resist when she was offered the chance to rescue a tiny monitor lizard. She thought it would be funny to teach it to sit on her computer like a protective gargoyle. The monitor had different ideas. With little to identify, the coroner filled out his form and under cause of death wrote petateher.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure and treated with care and affection) + ate (past of eat — put (food) into the mouth and chew and swallow it) + her (pronoun [third person singular] used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a female person)a distant cousin of preditor

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COMMENTS:

Good one...A real hot petateher! - readerwriter, 2009-04-09: 08:09:00

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Wildpetuation

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: wy-ld-pet-yew-ay-shun

Sentence: Amy knew that Eric had a problem with wildpetuation when she came to his house and was greeted by a monkey (in a bowtie no less), had her coat taken off by birds, and had her shoes taken off by rabbits. She didn't mind, the excellent service, it was just the smell of the other 13 animals in his apartment.

Etymology: Wild (untamed) + pet (cute and cuddly animals) + infactuation (crazy, sometimes foolish love of something)

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Amy must have felt like Cinderella! - Nosila, 2009-04-09: 22:08:00

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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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Impetumonstrosity

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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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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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Animenace

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: an ih men ace

Sentence: In their quest to humanize animals, people overlook their savage nature and innate killer instincts. People have to be brutalized by them, before they realize the dangers of the animenace. When people go wild, they can be equally animenacing!

Etymology: Animal, Menace. Animal - creature, living being. Menance - be a constant source of danger and harm.

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metrohumanx Does that include Mighty Joe Young? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:06:00

very true - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:47:00

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Impetchuoice

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: rhymes with IMPETUOUS

Sentence: The snake had been sizing Henry up for almost a week; instead of sleeping in the cool, tiled, front foyer, it had taken to sleeping next to Henry’s sofabed. It would lay on the floor parallel to Henry. That morning Henry awoke to the unpleasant sensation of becoming his pet snake’s lastest, and biggest, meal! Henry’s hat lay uneaten on the floor, a lonely reminder of his impetchuoice decision to trust a wild pet snake.

Etymology: Meaning: IMPETUOUS (make a rash decision), CHOICE of a 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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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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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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Sowildenialtrust

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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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