Verboticism: Petateher

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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