Verboticism: Adowable

'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: josje

Pronunciation: prickeley

Sentence: i am not cute i am prickeley

Etymology: prickking

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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: GreatRandew

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: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: TIN-cel-tuft

Sentence: You'd think that quiet librarian would be such a peach... I mean, look at her! But she's such a harpy. The woman is completely tinseltuft.

Etymology: Tinsel is sharp and grating, tacked onto tuft, as in a tuft of fur.

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Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: fur-bee-OH-pee-ah

Sentence: Jim suffered from furbyopia, as he realized when he picked what he only thought was a chocolate-chip cookie off the kitchen floor. "Bad dog," he shouted.

Etymology: Furby, the furry but annoying toy, + presbyopia, nearsightedness

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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: chofu67

Pronunciation: trick you lent

Sentence: He seemed so nice on the internet, but his harsh criticisms and vile asides revealed a truly trickulent side.

Etymology: tricking + truculent (cruel, savage)

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Created by: santasassassin



Etymology: Bad alluring.

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Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: trick-yoo-piynz

Sentence: Some cacti look cute and fluffy, but when you go to hug them you find out they are trickupines.

Etymology: trick+porkupines or trick+you+porkupines (i just noticed this, wasn't intended, lol)

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: co-ALL-ah-loo-zhun

Sentence: His online profile described him as someone who "likes to cuddle by the fire", but when he showed up at her door clad in black leather with a tatoo proclaiming that he slept with her mother, Sue quickly realized she had just hooked-up with yet another koalalusion.

Etymology: koala, illusion


poor sue, seems like she has a bad habit... - wordmeister, 2007-01-23: 15:39:00

She shouldn't have had such high expectations when she signed up at the dating service - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-23: 16:58:00

petaj Another aussie creature in the list! - petaj, 2007-01-24: 02:11:00


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