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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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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Petzillawoe

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pet-ZILL-eh-wo

Sentence: After having to call professionals to deal with the cuddly chimp and the fuzzy panther he acquired as babies and watched them grow into dangerous creatures, Leonard 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, Godzilla (monster) and woe.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx That was a real kick-asp sentence! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:40:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:48:00

gives a whole new meaning to all animals 'asp'pirations. - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 16:10:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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:

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

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

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

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

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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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