Verboticism: Eyetapper

'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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Glareouse

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: glair-rouz

Sentence: Never date a man who can glareouse you into making the coffee.

Etymology: from "glare" and "arouse"

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Extrasensorypetception

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: x/tra/sen/sorry/pet/cep/shun

Sentence: We gave up using an alarm clock long ago because of our cat's extrasensorypetception. His ESP can drag us out of the deepest dreams.

Etymology: extra sensory perception (ESP) + pet

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COMMENTS:

ESPied! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:22:00

Extraceptional! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:22:00

ESPecially E.S.P. - Entertaining, Succinct and Plausible! - Nosila, 2008-03-18: 19:51:00

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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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Purrvasive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pur vay s iv

Sentence: The purrvasive stare was discomfitting , both erotic and terrifying. It was like being woken up by Natassia Kinski in her Cat People guise, only to realise that she found you tempting only in the "tasty morsel" sense.

Etymology: pervasive as in persistant, purr as in, well you know yourself.

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COMMENTS:

Terrorific! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:21:00

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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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Creeperstare

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: kree-pur-stare

Sentence: Annie was imposing a creeperstare on her mother for quite some time before she finally woke up and asked her what was wrong. Annie replied, "Nothing mommy..." Mommy wasn't very happy because it was nearly 1 in the morning.

Etymology: creeper (someone who creeps up unnoticed) + stare (gaze upon)

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COMMENTS:

Jeepers! Creppers! Where did ya get those peepers? Jeepers! Creepers! Where'd ya get those eyes! Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 18:53:00

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Oculamorph

Created by: yelloweyes

Pronunciation: awk-you-la-morf

Sentence: My husband has been oculamorphing me lately. I thought it was cute at first, but now I am considering divorce.

Etymology: Ocula - connected to ocular, which means "connected to the eyes or vision." Morph - connected to Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.

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Gazerbeam

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: GAI zer beem

Sentence: Although I had clearly told my daughter that she was not to wake me up early on Christmas morning, I felt her gazerbeam focused on me, cutting through my dreams, and opened my eyes to see her staring at me. Next to her was the digital clock, reading 6:07 a.m. I mumbled, "Santa Claus says no one is allowed to get up on Christmas Day before 7:30 or all the presents will disappear," and she gasped and quickly ran back to her room.

Etymology: gaze + laser beam

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Sorcereye

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sôrsərī

Sentence: Maggie insists her cat Beelzebub practices sorcereye, not just watching her sleep but staring into her dreams looking for a chance to take over her soul.

Etymology: sorcery (the use of magic, esp. black magic) + eye (look at or watch closely or with interest)

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Galvaneyes

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: gal-van-ize

Sentence: My toddler gets a real chuckle out of my leap from deep sleep to hysterical outburst whenever he galvaneyes me. He laughs himself silly, while I'm wiping drool from my chin and scrabbling for the baseball bat and light switch.

Etymology: galvanise (to startle into activity) + eyes

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Exception Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:20:00

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