Verboticism: Extrasensorypetception

'Why are you staring at me like that? '

DEFINITION: v. To be woken up by a child or pet who is quietly but intently staring at you from the edge of your bed. n. A creepy silent stare that is so intense that it pierces sleep.

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Staretle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: steyr till

Sentence: When Sara's enormous Kitty wanted out or fed, he would staretle her until she awoke. Sometimes it took a while for her to catch on and wake up and see to his needs. Eventually, he found a quicker way to wake her up and jump start her into action. He would just start retching until he horked up a hairball...that really got her moving!

Etymology: Stare (a fixed look with eyes open wide) & Startle (a sudden involuntary movement)

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Cattygoreyes

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kat-ee-gor-ayz/

Sentence: Max secretly delighted in mildly tormenting his 'person' — the Can Opener Lady, as he affectionately thought of her. She always wanted to go to sleep at the same time every night though, which was just strange, so it was easy to justify harassing her. He knew that staring at her while she was awake agitated her, but he'd discovered that even when her eyes were closed he could cattygoreyes her, boring his stare into the back of her head, and making her squirm. At the same time, Max would idly try to send her thoughts of getting up and work the can opener again, or making that fake mouse on a string come to life, as she sometimes did. Maybe it wasn't nice to tease the Can Opener Lady, but how else was he supposed to amuse himself late at night?

Etymology: Catty - slyly malicious (from Low Latin, cattus "cat"[-like]) + Gore - to pierce or stab (from Scottish, gorren) + Eyes - organs of sight (from Old English, ēge)

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COMMENTS:

love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-18: 06:37:00

It's better than the cat's meow! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 09:59:00

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Sonraise

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sun rays OR son raise

Sentence: Scotty, my son, the electronics technician in the transporter room, on the Starship Enterprise, often receives the request "Scotty, beam me up." When he comes home for a visit to me, his father, his eyes spark and shine, with rays so intense, that even if I'm in a sound sleep, there is joy from his sonraise, that special "Son, beaming me up!"

Etymology: SUN RAYS / SON RAISE . SUN RAYS - bright beams of light that can raise the sleeping. SON RAISE - sparks of light from a son's eyes that can raise the sleeping. /// Oh how we enjoy sun beams and son beams!

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Stalkat

Lazberg

Created by: Lazberg

Pronunciation: Stall Cat

Sentence: The dog got into my room while i was sleeping, he snook up to my face, and he was all stalkatting. It was freaky, i got shocked. I fell down at the floor and the dog bit me, i got rabies now.

Etymology: The verb "Stare" and the noun "Cat".

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Pillowstalk

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: pil-oh-stork

Sentence: i woke abruptly, feeling certain that Mr Kittikins was pillowstalking me with cat like determination.

Etymology: pillow, stalk, pillow talk

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COMMENTS:

you had that strange feeline too? - galwaywegian, 2008-03-18: 08:32:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 14:49:00

I go out stalking, after midnight, out in the moonlight... Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-18: 14:50:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:36:00

stalking is a very good word to describe cats! Well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 18:51:00

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Matildefy

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: ma til di fy

Sentence: Marc Jones was devastated. Born two days ago, his little son Buck was already deep in the art of Matildefiance - and was pulling his mother (who never wanted a child in the first place) down with him.

Etymology: Matilda - a Roald Dahl character who was quite good at the whole staring thing. Defiance - what silent, unshakable stares are all about.

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COMMENTS:

Unusual but interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:31:00

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Furboding

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fer-BODE-ing

Sentence: Sally's dreams were interrupted by an awful sense of furboding and she became aware that her cat, Felicity, was staring at her ominously as she slept.

Etymology: Blend of 'fur' and 'bode'(be an omen; portend) - a play on the word foreboding(A sense of impending evil or misfortune)

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Nightglare

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: nite'/glair

Sentence: He turned around fast, and he saw a small Who! Little Cindy-Lou Who, who was no more than two. She stared at the Grinch and said, "Santy Claus, why, Why are you taking our Christmas tree? Why?" (Cindy Lou Who: nightglare ninja)

Etymology: nightmare + glare

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COMMENTS:

cute! - diyan627, 2008-03-18: 01:48:00

The darling of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:34:00

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Eyetapper

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: eye-tapper

Sentence: Jasmine might as well have been doing a tap dance to 'Puttin on the Ritz' to get our attention. There's something about that eyetapper that can wake us right out of sleep with intention! Except she wants to be entertained, not do the entertaining.

Etymology: eye + tapper (to strike with a light blow or blows: I tapped you on the shoulder to get your attention. tap dance.)

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COMMENTS:

Great song for the day! You tapped right into this one in more ways than one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:18:00

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Hipponoteyes

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hip/oh/not/ize

Sentence: People thought I was crazy to have a pet hippo but, with training, he was able to hipponoteyes me to get me up and out for my daily run.

Etymology: HIPPONOTEYES -verb - from HIPPO + HYPNOTIZE

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