DEFINITION: v. tr. 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.

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

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Menagerieatrois: /men a jah ree a twa/ When Angus moved in with Cattelena, he herd that her bovine was to menagerieatrois with them. Sometimes he wished he had been more of a maverick and had had time to ruminate; take a poll or gotten a Papal Bull about the hayrrangement. Suddenly, phrases like “Hit the Hay”, “BedSpread”, “Counterpain”, “Rustling the sheets”, “Udder ecstasy”, “Beef Tongue”, “Ranch Dressing”, “Ride a Limousin” and “DetOX” took on a whole new meaning for him. And many’s a night he awoke Friesian because someone had steered the covers off him or he had a very sharp pain in his calf! Every morning, there was a stampede for the bathroom. At this rate,and with his short horn, he would never be a fodder. Etymology: menage a trois (“sleeping” arrangement of 2 with a third participant, wink, wink, nod, nod, say no more, a wink’s as good as a nod to a blind horse) & menagerie (a facility where animals are kept) Created by: Nosila.

Comments on Menagerieatrois:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:16:00
Absolutely hilarious! Great last line! Brilliant etymology. Exceptional Word!

petaj, 2008-03-13: 03:57:00
tres magnifishe

galwaywegian, 2008-03-13: 08:11:00

picabomama, 2008-03-13: 13:33:00
Hard to say, but perfect!

Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:41:00
Cheers, all! Do you think this couple cud live happily heifer after??

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 21:59:00
Thought of it; thought again: moved on!Crazy, but I like it.

Bedgehog: /-bej-hog-/ Bandit had started out as a cute Border Collie puppy, but now he’d grown into a huge bedgehog. Not only did Bandit hog all the pillows and yank the comforter to the other side of the bed, but he had literally pushed Stewart out of his own bed three nights in a row. Stewart decided to seek professional help, and started wondering how hard it was to contact that ‘It’s Me Or the Dog’ lady. What was her name again?… Etymology: Bed – furniture for sleeping (from Common Germanic, badjam “sleeping place dug in the ground”) + Hedgehog – small, spiny, insectivorous mammal (from German, hecke “hedge” + Cornish, hogh “swine”) Created by: Tigger.

Comments on Bedgehog:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:20:00
Great etymology! Very clever word play!

petaj, 2008-03-13: 03:59:00
Throw a quillt over it.

Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:43:00
Hopefully in her, he will find a comforter!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 21:56:00
Bandit, he ain’t nothing but a hound dog! Once again, great etymology.

Corabbitation: /ko-rab-bi-TEY-shun/ I heard scratching; was that Cotton-tail – had he returned?” Quickly, I leapt out of bed, and opened the bedroom door. Sweeping my furry little friend up in my arms, I said, “Where have you been?” In a nanosecond, I knew the answer, six little bunnies were running over my toes. Cotton-tail had brought his family home. Jumping up onto my bed, they all snuggled around me: it was cozy: it was contentment: it was corabbitation. Suddenly, and it seemed like only seconds later, a jagged elbow buried itself into my ribs. Roxie rasped, “Wake up; dreaming again; I suppose, what about this time?” “Rabbits,” I said. “More like Playboy Bunnies,” she responded. Etymology: Rabbit & Co-habitation. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Corabbitation:

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-13: 09:09:00
how sweet

silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:27:00
Great sentence, especially the last line. Great Word!

Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:50:00
Good one, OB. Sometimes I dream I’m Scarlett O’Hare and I am going to the Hop with Rabbit Redford and we dance to that song by Queen: “SomeBunny to love…”

Snzooze: /sn-zoo-zz/ Sally worked at the zoo and brought home the sickly animals to give them her constant attention. Consequently she did nothing more than snzooze. Etymology: snooze + zoo Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Snzooze:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:38:00
Odd to say … but Great Embedding!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 21:49:00
Clever Blend. Perhaps, she needs a nappendectomy! If you not zzzszure – ask Stevo.

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Verbotomy2008-03-13: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James