Verboticism: Basenjig

'Sit! Sit! Sit!'

DEFINITION: n. A person who has difficulty controlling their pets, especially if they often become entangled in the leashes. v. To get entangled in the leashes of one's pets.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BAZ-n-JIG

Sentence: Bob quickly realized that the jig was up when, on the very first day of obedience training school, his new puppy bazenjigged him from go to whoa.

Etymology: blending of BASENJI: A breed of hunting dog that originated in central Africa, basenjis have the reputation of being very difficult to obedience-train. Veronica Anne Starbuck's 2000 novel Heart of the Savannah features a basenji named Savannah. & JIG: to move with a quick, jerky motion; hop; bob "From go to whoa" a 1970s australianism: "from start to finish." "Whoa" pronounced woe.

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Comments: Basenjig

silveryaspen - 2009-02-03: 08:43:00
Great etymology. Laughed to think of how this can also infer a type of dancing with your dog!