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'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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Pawfensive

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: pah-FENS-iv

Sentence: Woofie doesn't mean to be pawfensive, he LIKES you!

Etymology: paw, offensive

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petolo

Created by: petolo

Pronunciation:

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Fauxpet

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: foe-pet

Sentence: as i entered the kitchen i found Mr Tibbly committing yet another fauxpet

Etymology: pet, faux pas

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must get up earlier...great word! - Alchemist, 2007-04-27: 06:21:00

yeah.....a real crowd pleaser :) - rikboyee, 2007-04-28: 20:52:00

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Inapupriat

Created by: Pasicheio

Pronunciation: In-A-Pup-Ree-Ate

Sentence: Its behavior was inapupriate at best

Etymology: Inapropriate; Pup

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Fidodidoes

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Fye - doe - DYE - doze

Sentence: The overly friendly and boisterous fidodidoes of his dog, Charlie, when visitors came around, had caused great consternation for Worthington and had even gotten to the point where he was considering getting rid of Charlie or abandoning his desire to entertain friends and coworkers.

Etymology: Blend of Fido (generic dog name) and didoes (mischievous tricks; pranks; antics)

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metrohumanx FIDODIDOES is very creative. But why restrict ourselves to criticism of canine-americans? This smacks of rampant specieism. Love the word, though. Good work, MUSTANG! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-04: 07:43:00

fun to say - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-04: 10:34:00

Very interesting combination. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-05: 07:06:00

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Creaturediscomfort

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cree-chur-diss-cumf-ort

Sentence: When Linda invited Jane round for coffee at her flat she accepted reluctantly. Remembering last time she went round there, when her dog, Poochiepie, decided to lick parts of himself she never thought he could reach, then promptly jumped up on her lap in an effort to lick her face. Luckily she swerved just in time to avoid the horrorifying situation. She never wanted to feel that sense of creaturediscomfort again. At least this time she will be ready for anything!

Etymology: Creature (a living being, in particular an animal as distinct from a person.) from Latin Creare 'produce' + Discomfort ( Slight anxiety or embarrassment.) = Creaturediscomfort

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metrohumanx Great etymology. Good word. FIDO says he never met POOCHIEPIE and was incarcerated at the time of the incident. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-04: 08:11:00

I guess that explains why our cat has such bad breath - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-04: 10:41:00

Great word...my brother-in-law reckons dogs their privates after they lick humans to get the taste out of their mouths! - Nosila, 2008-07-05: 00:18:00

oops "dogs lick their privates" - Nosila, 2008-07-05: 00:19:00

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Beastiamity

Created by: thinkbolt

Pronunciation: beest-ee-am-i-tee

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Fidauxpas

Created by: thewbert

Pronunciation: f'Idoʊˈpɑː(z)

Sentence: When my dog interrupted our conversation by trying to hump her leg, we both fell into awkward silence at the fidauxpas.

Etymology: From fido and faux pas

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Petaster

Created by: Goldentongue

Pronunciation: Pe-tas-ter

Sentence: What a petaster! I'm most embarrassed, forgive Peewee he doesn't normally do that to other people, but it's quite pleasurable isn't it?

Etymology: Pet: a domestic tamed animal. Disaster: an event that causes great damage

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Slobberfactor

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: slaw-ber-fact-tor

Sentence: Bills dog had that slobberfactor where he thinks everyone is his friend and seeks to share his saliva.

Etymology: saliva + factoring

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Excellent word. - ErWenn, 2007-04-29: 20:07:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 00:02:50
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes.
Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 00:03:45
Yes the rumors are true. This week we are offering the The Verbotomy Cup as prize for the top player of the week. See details on the Verbotomy Blog ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-27: 12:54:00
Hi Verbotomy, Those cups (mugs)are really great. Would it be possible for any of us to purchase ones even if we don't win?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 23:57:00
Hi Jabberwocky, Glad you like the Verbotomy Cup! It is our wampeter, and as such I don't think we would sell it, because that might turn it into a MacGuffin. ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-04-28: 01:07:00
Is it our waxing or waning wampeter? What's the other one (since a karass always has exactly two wampeters)?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-28: 08:49:00
I believe it is still waxing. And think that Dan Pink's right brain is the other wampeter. ~ James

mana1066 - 2007-05-06: 23:04:00
some of that went right over my head. whine! i want a cup too!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-04: 07:54:00
Quit a tail from the punster extrordinaire! Poor FIDO is the Lee Harvey Oswald of doggie misbehavior.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-13: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James