Verboticism: Bristleflage

'They're so cute! What kind of kittens are they? Porcupines.'

DEFINITION: Something, or someone, that appears to be warm and fuzzy but is, when you get close, sharp and prickly.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /'bri-s&l-"fläzh/

Sentence: Some cacti use spines as a deterrent against predators, but the teddy-bear cholla's bristleflage is just mean.

Etymology: From bristle + camouflage

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: oh-prah-clohn

Sentence: i used to think she was warm and touch with the common folk....i was wrong...damned oprahclone

Etymology: clone, oprah

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Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: ret-tro-spyn-nuss

Sentence: Miss Binns is retrospinous - she seems warm and generous at first, but this only hides her spiteful coldheartedness.

Etymology: Retro+spinous, from Latin 'retro' (back, behind - i.e. retrospective) and spinous (covered in or like thorns/spines)

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Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: fuhz-uh-fone-ee

Sentence: All her sweetness is baloney. She's nothing but a fuzzaphony.

Etymology: fuzz + phony

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Created by: santasassassin



Etymology: Bad alluring.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: shreddy/bare

Sentence: To prepare their child for the cruel world they gave him a shreddybear which bit him every time he cuddled it

Etymology: shred + teddy bear


Sweet! I want one! - Alchemist, 2007-01-23: 08:16:00

I laughed audibly. Good one. - kyotonils, 2007-01-23: 08:21:00

so did I! - Javeson1, 2007-01-23: 09:55:00

I had one of those when I was a kid! - wordmeister, 2007-01-23: 12:56:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kit/ee/tang/ker/uhs

Sentence: Bosses have to be kittytankerous individuals to get their job done.

Etymology: kitty + cantankerous


What about teachers? - wordmeister, 2007-01-23: 12:58:00


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Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: Ha-asgla

Sentence: When i look futher, i believe it's a another haasgla

Etymology: hard as glass

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Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: dev-ang-el

Sentence: Joey was a real devangel. In public he wore suits and smiled a lot, but in private he preferred leather and chains.

Etymology: devil = the new angel + angel = the new devil

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Created by: TrJoshB

Pronunciation: in-di-stow-fuzz-it-ra-vile

Sentence: Although She became very attractive over the last couple of beers; I had to remind myself that she was indistofuzzitravile.

Etymology: in + distance + fuzzy + travel + vile


wow that's alot of letters. - TrJoshB, 2007-01-24: 17:08:00


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