Verboticism: Assassassin

'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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Psychophage

Created by: isaac

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A person that consumes the mind of other persons. For example my wife just plays or eats my brain.

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Anthropetmorphize

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Ann-throw-pet-more-fize

Sentence: When I happened upon the fawn and it looked at me with that "deer in the headlights" look--literally--I lost all judgment and wrapped him up in a blanket and took him home. By fall, I realized my tendency to anthopetmorphize Donder had laid waste to my garden, made my yard impassable for all the little deer turds, and put me in violation of several covenant codes. I could see the neighborhood association president measuring Donder with his eyes to see how he might fit in his trophy room.

Etymology: Anthropomorphize (To ascribe human characteristics to things not human) altered to include "pet"

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Some guys will do anything for a buck or to make more doe! Good word! - Nosila, 2009-04-09: 22:10:00

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Impetumonstrosity

mrskellyscl

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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Assassassin

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: as-uh-sas-in

Sentence: Harry has a very big heart when it comes to animals in distress. All too often, when he takes in a wild animal as a pet it turns out to be an assassassin. Whether it is a matter of costs, trouble with authorities or bad behavior from his charge, he usually ends up taking a bite in the shorts.

Etymology: ass (buttocks) + assassin (a murderer)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Verminder

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ver-min-der

Sentence: Herbie Tollogist joined up at verminders' anonymous after his anaconda grew to such a weight that the rafters on which it enjoyed coiling itself collapsed bringing the roof crashing around his ears.

Etymology: vermin (pesky animals) + minder (carer)

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superb word - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:47:00

Good one--Herbie really has to believe in a higher power now! - readerwriter, 2009-04-09: 11:05:00

Herbie Tollogist...love it! - Nosila, 2009-04-09: 22:05:00

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