Verboticism: Kittycatastrophe

'Omigod! That is a huge snake!'

DEFINITION: v. To "adopt" a cute, baby, wild animal as a pet, which then grows up to become a very large, very wild, and very dangerous predator. n. A person who treats wild animals like pets, only to discover that they are not.

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Kittycatastrophe

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kit/tee/ka/tas/tro/fee

Sentence: The baby mountain lion looked so helpless and adorable when it stumbled into their tent that Sally and Sam decided to take it home. It soon turned into a kittycatastrophe.

Etymology: kitty cat + catastrophe

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Comments: Kittycatastrophe

silveryaspen - 2009-04-09: 16:07:00
admire the dichotomy between the 2 words in yhour etymology! Portrays the change in feelings ever so well!