Verboticism: Verminder

'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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Fangquet

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fangkwit

Sentence: Hank was fascinated by snakes. He loved his collection of exotic reptiles. He loved to take them out of their cages for their feeding. He said it created a bind between himself and his slithering buddies. His friends used to tell him he was not careful enough handling these dangerous kritters. Now his friends can say they were right after Hank became a fangquet for his pets.

Etymology: fang (the tooth of a venomous snake, by which poison is injected) + banquet (an elaborate and extensive meal)

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Aspouse

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: as powz

Sentence: When Tina found the tiny snake, she called her Cleo and decided to aspouse her as one of the family. Over the years Cleo grew and grew until she became massive and spent her days and nights hunting around the house. Tina was unaware that Cleo had become smitten with her husband Henry. One day, Tina could not find Henry. She reported him missing and it was not until the police arrived, that they noticed the Henry-shaped bulge inside the snake. "What did your husband do for a living?", asked the policeman. "Why he was an accountant." Tina declared. "Well no wonder Cleo took a fancy to him" said the cop, "he was an adder!"

Etymology: Asp (a variety of viper;cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death)& Espouse (to adopt as one's own;to give your support to something;to wed)

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Domestigator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dom esti gay tor

Sentence: Crikey, but the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, was a true domestigator. He turned every animal he met into a pet. He put the Pen in Penguin, the M'am in Mamba and the Con in Anaconda. He was a true communigator and an edugator. He found out the hard way that the Pole Cat was not really a cat and he looked out for the wilferal wildlife. Sadly, but ironically, he met his Cregator after having a stinging ray put a hole in his heart. Maybe it was squid pro quo (a favor for a favor) but he never seemed to have reptile dysfunction before that fateful day!

Etymology: domesticate ( make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans;overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable) & Gator (nickname for an alligator, either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with with shorter broader snouts)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Reptile dysfunction! Brilliant, Mon cherie! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 01:52:00

mrskellyscl Thanks for the early morning chuckle. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-09: 06:38:00

LOL! He should have taken his Gatoriagra for "reptile dysfunction" :) YOU are hilarious! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-09: 08:18:00

Hilarous squid pro quo.....great sentence!! - mweinmann, 2009-04-09: 08:29:00

terrific combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:46:00

terrific verbotomies ... greater gator creator! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 16:03:00

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Chompanion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tshom pan yun

Sentence: what had arrived into the household as a cute kitty with huge paws had turned into a lurking chompanion with a constant craving for meat and terrible personal habits. She had frequently felt she should have him removed, but he did keep the place free of encyclopedia salespeople, canvassing politicians and religious groups.

Etymology: companion, chomp

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COMMENTS:

sounds like the pros outweigh the anaCONdas - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:50:00

You really sunk your teeth into this clever create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 15:06:00

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Kittycatastrophe

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kit/tee/ka/tas/tro/fee

Sentence: The baby mountain lion looked so helpless and adorable when it stumbled into their tent that Sally and Sam decided to take it home. It soon turned into a kittycatastrophe.

Etymology: kitty cat + catastrophe

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COMMENTS:

admire the dichotomy between the 2 words in yhour etymology! Portrays the change in feelings ever so well! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 16:07:00

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Cutezeemammothsized

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: quet-z-mam-moth-sized

Sentence: Jackie says to Annette,"well hun,that cute baby snake has now turned into a "cutezeemammothsized" massive man eating mammoth!"... "OH! By the way, I think your your couch potato,beer drinking Henry is inside Cutezee...now what are you going to do?"

Etymology: Cute; Attractive or pretty especially in a childish, youthful, or delicate way. Zee;The letter Z. Cutezee; A play on the word cutsey; self-consciously or excessively cute. Mammoth;Like their modern relative the elephant, mammoths were quite large,in English the noun "mammoth" has become an adjective meaning "huge" or "massive". Sized; Having a specified size or bulk

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Domestigator

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dumb esty gay tur

Sentence: Here lies what's left of the body of Dr Dootoolittle, animal domestigator-not-so-extraordinaire

Etymology: domesticator, gator

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Adderation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad der ay shun

Sentence: When Katy returned home, her adderation for Boadicea, the pet snake her husband Henry kept soon turned to horror. Eating Henry meant she was no longer a civil serpent.

Etymology: Adder (snake species) & Adoration (feeling of profound love)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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