Verboticism: Philudicreature

'I am deeply saddened by my master's departure...'

DEFINITION: n., An animal, usually a much loved pet, whose dead and departed owner has bequeathed a huge sum of money solely for its comfort and care. v. To leave part or all of an estate to a pet animal.

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: fill-OOD-uh-cree-chur

Sentence: Joe was a wealthy mortgage broker, but his dearth of endearing qualities left him without friends, family or hares. Just before his demise, he left his estate, including stork options, to the only living thing which did not despise him - his groundchuck, Speedbump. A thorough analysis of Speedbump's petfolio revealed him to be the wealthiest PHILUDICREATURE in North America , and got him on the covers of both Forbes and People magazines as "The Financial World's Richest Rodent"- A title envied by by many Cheap Executive Officers.

Etymology: Prefix PHIL-loving : having an affinity for (late latin)+LUDICROUS: meriting derisive laughter or scorn as absurdly inept, false, or foolish + CREATURE: a lower animal; especially : a farm animal Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin creatura, from Latin creatus, past participle of creare.....thus: PHILUDICREATURE

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Comments: Philudicreature

metrohumanx - 2008-08-22: 04:39:00
After a week of petsitting, I'm back. Now we can ALL sing along:

Jabberwocky - 2008-08-22: 15:29:00
always lots of pun and games on Fridays

OZZIEBOB - 2008-08-24: 23:53:00
I think Joe was a "philudicrit"

metrohumanx - 2008-08-25: 07:31:00
Mister Slater's Parrot was a philidicreature- but a lovable one.