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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Quillpillow

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: qwill-pill-oh

Sentence: Jen was a quillpillow in that she seemed soft but was in fact prickly and hostile.

Etymology: quill + pillow

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Hedgedog

Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation: hedge - dog

Sentence: Approaching the cure furry animals, Mark thought they looked ideal pets. As he stroked the nearest, his fingers were covered in little needles. He has been hedgedogged.

Etymology: hedge - solid, prickly dog - warm and cuddly

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Tinseltuft

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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Prickachu

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: PRIK-ah-choo

Sentence: "Don't EVER try to pet my Prickachu!" Carol bristled.

Etymology: prick + Pikachu (pokemon)

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Retrospinous

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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Eezkidnya

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: eez-kid-n-ya

Sentence: The echidna has inflicted nasty wounds on those fooled by it's cuteness. It has definitely fooled a few animal lovers - and as the locals say he's kidding yer. (eezkidnya)

Etymology: echidna (Australian ant eater with lots of spikes) + he's kidding you (playing a joke on you)

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COMMENTS:

petaj One for the Aussie verbotomists - petaj, 2007-01-23: 05:14:00

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Devangel

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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Koalalusion

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

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COMMENTS:

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 Letch.com - 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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Confusting

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: confewsting

Sentence: he was stung by a most confusting creature.

Etymology:

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Indistofuzzitravile

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

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

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