Verboticism: Gazeboo

'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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Pediastare

picabomama

Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: pee/dee/a/stare

Sentence: Violet had the habit of creeping very quietly into her mother and father's bedroom. She had been told that she could not wake them before Mr. Sun came up, so she waited, patiently and intently. The power of Violet's unblinking pediastare could raise her mother from the deepest sleep and was so completely creepy that there was no way to return to sleep after experiencing it.

Etymology: pedia- root word meaning child + stare The word also echoes the name of a popular brand of children's over-the-counter medicine.

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Interesting etymology. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 18:56:00

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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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Great! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-08: 18:33:00

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Ruedawakening

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Rood - uh - WAIK - en - ing

Sentence: Lucinda was left with a feeling of foreboding once again following another ruedawakening when she awoke and found her cat, Lucifer, glaring at her with firey eyes.

Etymology: A simple play on the words rude awakening.

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COMMENTS:

Is a rood-eyed cat cross eyed? Excellent pun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:05:00

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Nightpawler

Created by: ShadeTanner

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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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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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Stalkgawking

Created by: bradly224

Pronunciation: Stalk*Gawk*Ing

Sentence: She awoke to her one night stand perched next to her on the edge of the bed, stalkgawking her.

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Jeeperspeepers

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jēpərzpēpərz

Sentence: Joyce sat bolt upright in her bed. There wasn't a sound. It was that spooky cat of hers. The one with the jeeperspeepers. During the day she seemed to look right through you. At night it was as though she could wake the dead. Joyce's mother told her not to buy a black cat from that scary old lady.

Etymology: jeepers creepers (used to express surprise or alarm) + peepers (a person's eyes)

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Terrific word. Jeeperspeepers captures that feeling of the heebie jeebies! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-08: 18:36:00

Good one! - Mustang, 2009-01-08: 18:45:00

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Bedrheumeyes

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bed room ize

Sentence: Buck was one of those cats with bedrheumeyes. He would watch you sleep all night until his penetrating, watery glances would stare you awake. When he did this to his owner, Lauren,she knew upon waking 2 things for sure...A) Buck had used his bedrheumeyes on her and B) He wanted her to let him out, now! If Lauren ignored him, it was at her peril, for he would leave some bodily fluids or other masses in her bed. Phrases like "The Buck stops here" and "She would do anything for a Buck" originated with Lauren...

Etymology: Bed (where one sleeps at night) & Rheum (A watery or thin discharge, of serum or mucus, especially from the eyes, especially from eye strain or infection) & Eyes (The windows to the soul;peepers;optical organs of sight)

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eeeeeeeeeeek! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-08: 05:18:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-09: 13:44:00

metrohumanx WOW! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-16: 07:53:00

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Aloomclock

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /əˈlum ˈklɑk/

Sentence: Nothing wakes me up better than my aloom clock, but I've noticed that I often wake up in the middle of the night with a jump only to discover that my cat isn't even in the room and that it was only a false aloom.

Etymology: from a(larm) clock + loom

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COMMENTS:

So meaning full, witty pun. Funtastic Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:36:00

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-18: 12:02:00

Very funny! - diyan627, 2008-03-18: 13:04:00

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