Verboticism: Pettiquette

'Yuck! Your dog is trying to kiss me!'

DEFINITION: n. Embarrassing pet behavior; may be perfectly natural for the pet, but often makes humans feel self-conscious or ill at ease. v. To be embarrassed by your pet's beahviour

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: PET i ket

Sentence: Herb's labrador Bert had a dogs' pettiquette when greeting strangers. While it was embarrassing for Herb, Bert felt it natural to taste a stranger.

Etymology: From: ettiquette and pet.

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Comments: Pettiquette

Nosila - 2009-11-14: 00:36:00
petticularly good word!