Verboticism: Anthropetmorphize

'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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Assassassin

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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: 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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Verminder

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Good one...A real hot petateher! - readerwriter, 2009-04-09: 08:09:00

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