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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Petateher

artr

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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Kittycatastrophe

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kit/tee/ka/tas/tro/fee

Sentence: The baby mountain lion looked so helpless and adorable when it stumbled into their tent that Sally and Sam decided to take it home. It soon turned into a kittycatastrophe.

Etymology: kitty cat + catastrophe

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COMMENTS:

admire the dichotomy between the 2 words in yhour etymology! Portrays the change in feelings ever so well! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 16:07:00

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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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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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