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'Do you think it's time that Elsie started sleeping on the floor?'

DEFINITION: v. To allow your pet to sleep in your bed even though it may squirrel into your pillows, hog all the sheets, and bulldoze you on to the floor. n. A pet which sleeps in its owner's bed.

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Crittermate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: crit - er - mait

Sentence: Gerold and Dagmar had taken Scruffy in when he was very young and Scruffy believed they were his siblings. He made himself right at home as their crittermate, even taking up half their bed at night.

Etymology: Critter and mate - a play on the word littermate

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Clever sentence! Clever Word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 13:41:00

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Marrwedge

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: marwej - If you say it right, you'll sound like Elmer Fudd

Sentence: John and Mary found themselves becoming more distant from each other. It wasn't that they didn't care for each other deeply. The problem was that Mollie, their Norwegian Elkhound had taken to sleeping in their bed. Sure it was cute when she was a puppy and slept at the foot of the bed. As she got bigger and the weather got colder Mollie crept towards the pillows. She is no longer just a dog, she is a marrwedge. Now she is a full-fledged, cover-stealing, fur-shedding, intimacy-quelling bed hog.

Etymology: marriage (matrimony)+ wedge (a piece of wood, metal, or some other material having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to separate them)

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Does Mollie snore like my Rascal or steal your pillow if you get up to use the bathroom? - wayoffcenter, 2009-01-06: 04:47:00

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Smushjunkie

IrishAmerican

Created by: IrishAmerican

Pronunciation: SMUSH'-jun'-key

Sentence: "Good grief! there are so many animals and stuffed dolls on the bed there's no room for me! You're a total Smushjunkie! You know that, don't you?! I'm sleeping on the couch ..."

Etymology: a person who has a pathological need for reassurance of their value by insisting on having multiple cuddles affixed to them as they sleep; a junkie for being smushed.

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Hogsquash

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Hog-sk-wosh

Sentence: Ever since Lydia aquired her pot-bellied pig, Porky, she had allowed him to sleep in her bed at night. That was fine util her boyfriend Dave moved in. Then every night turned into a hogsquash, Porky would end up under the covers 'hogging' the lot and taking up all the space, eventually forcing Dave into the spare room.

Etymology: Hog(a pig) + Squash(force or squeeze into a restricted space) = Hogsquash

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COMMENTS:

has a certain jene sais quoi! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-06: 07:26:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-06: 10:47:00

Fermez la pork! - Nosila, 2009-01-06: 23:31:00

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Insowmnia

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: In - sow - mmm - nee - ah

Sentence: Clarise the pig owned the bed. Ever since she was a piglet, she had been allowed to sleep in between Joyce and Phil and as she became larger, it became more and more difficult to sleep. Clarise constantly rolled over during the night, made loud hog snores, hogged the sheets, and squished them; leaving both of them with a horrible case of insowmnia.

Etymology: Insomnia (an inability to sleep, chronic sleeplessness) + Sow (An adult female hog)

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COMMENTS:

Still chuckling over the way you hammed it up. Hog snores! I can hear the noisy swhine over here. Cheers ... here's a glass of s-wine! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-06: 11:13:00

How now brown sow....cheers!! - mweinmann, 2009-01-06: 14:41:00

It's not a boaring story...it's a wiener! - Nosila, 2009-01-06: 23:27:00

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Somnanimalism

Prostheta

Created by: Prostheta

Pronunciation: Som-nan-nee-mal-ism

Sentence: Astrid's somnanimalist tendencies precluded her ability to function as a normal human being.

Etymology: Somna - to fall asleep. Animal - mobile multicellular organism.

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Codormesticate

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: co-dorm-es-tih-cayt

Sentence: Jeffrey was caught between getting a good night sleep and having the girl of his dreams put him out if he didn't let her codormesticating cat have its way among the bed.

Etymology: co- together + dorm- to sleep/domesticate- belonging to the house

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COMMENTS:

I'd have to say that Jeffrey in this case would suffer from the same malady as yesterday's verboticism! - arrrteest, 2008-03-13: 00:42:00

Nice Triple Play! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:17:00

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Beastow

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beest/stoh

Sentence: Johnny beastows his bed with his golden Labrador retriever who takes up three-quartes of the bed when fully stretched out.

Etymology: BEASTOW - verb - from BEAST (animal) + BESTOW (to share, apportion, give part)

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Also, the beast could be a stow-away... - mweinmann, 2009-01-06: 17:13:00

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Menagerieatrois

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men aj aree a twa

Sentence: Have you herd? When Oxsana and Bronco had adopted Elsie, the little cow had curled up on their bed. But now as a full-grown cow, she was udderly too big. Oxsana found that her sheets rustled, she got a cramp in her calf and she was never in the mooed. Her main beef was that Bronco would never become a fodder and they could never live happily heifer after.

Etymology: Menagerie (collection of animals) & Wordplay on Ménage à trois (French for sex between 3 people or three people sharing a household)

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Codepetent

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: co dee PET ent

Sentence: You know how 1-year-olds move around a lot when they sleep and wind up in funny and cute positions? And how if you sleep with them, you sometimes end up with a foot or a butt in your face? Well, it isn't so cute when they are 8 and still in your bed, but taking up a lot more room, and you get kicked or punched all the time. So you have to feel bad for Indy Cysive, whose 8-year-old happened to be a chimpanzee who still insisted on sleeping in Indy's bed every night. Indy had even bought a special bed just for Harry the chimp, but every night when she tried to put Harry in it, he whimpered and wrapped his arms around her. Indy secretly missed those chimp baby years when he had needed her so much, and she was too much of a codepetent to say no to Harry. So the expensive pet bed remained unused. And almost every morning, Indy woke to find a fuzzy arm draped over her face. At least Harry was willing to keep his diapers on, since he did weigh 150 pounds by then.

Etymology: codependent + pet

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COMMENTS:

ooo ooh, aah aah...Indy (love her name) has my chimpathy! - Nosila, 2010-05-21: 17:57:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-13: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-21: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

karenanne karenanne - 2010-05-21: 16:40:00
Elsie looks CUDly but she needs to MOOve over a little bit. I think that couple should HOOF it on over to a COWnselor tomorrow for advice.

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