DEFINITION: n An invented language similar to baby talk, used by pet owners to communicate with their pets. v. tr. To speak to an animal using such a language.
VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)
Petois: /pet-twa/ Madeleine took her tiny dog off to Paris in her handbag and spoke to it lovingly in petois to stop it barking on the Metro. It was a curious mix of French and doggy noises. Etymology: pet + patois (non-standard speech/creole) Created by: petaj.
Furnacular: /Fer-nack-yoo-ler/ It takes hard working and determination, almost 7 years in college, and 4 years of trade school to learn the furnacular of pets. Etymology: Fur (the hair of certain animals) + vernacular (language spoken in a specific place) Created by: ziggy41.
Bingolingo: /bing-oh-ling-oh/ There was a farmer who became famous for his bingolingo. They even have a song about him (Ready Purple) There was a farmer had a dog and bingo was his name oh – all together now B-I-N-G-O Etymology: lingo + Bingo (famous dog) Created by: Jabberwocky.
Petsperanto: /pets-puh-RAHN-toh/ Petsperanto became fashionable once again in the 23rd century, but by then it resembled Klingon. Later it would lean more toward bafflegab, just as it always had, but Star Trek was taken a bit more seriously in those halcyon days. Of all the people to reanimate, why’d they pick Shatner? Etymology: pet + Esperanto Created by: Clayton.
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