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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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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Fangquet

artr

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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