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'My boyfriend disappeared in the laundry!'

DEFINITION: n., 1. The process by which pairs of socks are washed, dried, and then separated perhaps never to be reunited again. 2. The place where lost socks disappear to. v. To lose your mate in the wash.

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Sockinghell

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Sokk-in-hell

Sentence: Where the sockinghell is my other sock? More to the point where has Ben gone!??

Etymology: Used in a derogatory manner without actually cursing. Can be used to describe anything that has gone missing like socks usually do in the wash. Sockinghell is also where your flatmate goes when he says he will be 5 mins in the Kitchen.

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Socknullity

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: sok-NUL-i-tee

Sentence: The constant and frequent socknullity every laundry day forced the young couple to wear flip flops to work.

Etymology: blend of sock + nullity (null, nonexistence)

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Nincycle

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nin sīkəl

Sentence: Ruby would dutifully collect pairs of socks. As if on Noah's checklist, they went into the washer two by two. Somewhere during the nincycle one would make its escape. Strangely, the same thing happened when she mentioned laundry to her boyfriend. As though he was a trained ninja, he could disappear for hours without even leaving the apartment.

Etymology: ninja (a person skilled in ninjutsu known for their ability to disappear) + cycle (a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order) Derivative of "spin cycle"

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Pairnomore

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pe(ə)rnōmôr

Sentence: Joyce has a great collection of fun and funky socks. She keeps them in sorted baskets, new, in need of repair and pairnomore for ones that have one of the partners MIA. She believes that there may be a portal to another dimension somewhere in her laundry room, perhaps in the dryer.

Etymology: Pair (a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit) no more (nothing further) play on paramour (a lover, esp. the illicit partner of a married person)

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Wocked

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: walked

Sentence: My washer wocked until I have no matching pair of socks.

Etymology: A play on the words wash, walked, and socks ... meaning the washer walked off with some socks.

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Eternaldarnation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee tern al dar nay shun

Sentence: Turns out old Father McGregor had been right all along. He had been preaching to the sock kids from the time they were little booties until they made it to the support hose years. "Toe the Line", "Mend Your Ways" and "Don't be Heels" or "You'll face Eternaldarnation" were the lessons he tried to instill on the close-knit community. "Save Your Soles" and "Don't be guilty of Stocking", "You garter heed yarn words of wisdom", "Stay together, but don't give each other any Static or you'll be going to Heel in a handbasket" and "You'll end up in Purlgatory for your Sins" were other parts of his Knitany. Each laundry day, he would lead his little flock in prayer, "Argyll Father, who art in Hosiery Heaven, deliver us from weevils and lead us not into separation. Thy wool be done. Amen" Those who suspendered their beliefs were seldom reunited on the other side. They became the Lost Soles.

Etymology: Eternal ( continuing forever or indefinitely) & Darn (to mend, especially socks, by sewing closed holes) & Damnation (the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell) & play on Eternal Damnation (what good Christians fear is their punishment for sins committed, refusal into Heaven)

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COMMENTS:

This is hysterical!! I like it. - mweinmann, 2008-11-06: 11:19:00

metrohumanx Wowie Zowie! You leave me FLABBERGASTED every time! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 11:52:00

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Pairadise

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: parədīs

Sentence: Socks lead a rough life, forced to live much of their lives in dark smelly caves called shoes, being walked on constantly and generally not appreciated. Even their mending is a mild curse. (Darn!) Because of this Marney isn*t too concerned when one escapes to pairadise. She is convinced that the swirling of the dryer creates a tiny black hole at the center of the drum. It is so tiny that only one sock can squeeze through at a time thus leaving its mate behind. Marley has a ritual where she takes the widowed hose and places it in the dryer. She sets it to fluff and an unlimited time setting. Though she might need to dump the lint trap several times, the mismatched footwear eventually makes it across time/space barrier to rejoin its mate. Strangely enough, once she has reunited the couple, the first-departed may return for a visit via the black hole that resides under her bed.

Etymology: pair (a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit) + paradise (heaven as the ultimate abode of the just)

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Limbocization

Created by: indelible1

Pronunciation:

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Sockabyss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Sok - uh - biss

Sentence: Gabriella was concerned that Javier may have disappeared into the depths of the sockabyss when he went looking for his missing argyles.

Etymology: Socks + abyss (bottomless pit)

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COMMENTS:

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:47:00

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Sockgregation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sok greg ay shun

Sentence: The process of sockgregation on laundry day leads to many casualties. More hosiery pairs are torn apart in the dryer than married couples in Reno, darn it!

Etymology: Sock (hosiery;woolly covering for feet and ankles) & Segregation (the act of segregating or sequestering)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:48:00
Your humorous definition brought us all a lot of laughs and a lot of fun words were created. Good one, sipsoccer.

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:54:00
James ... your cartoon for this daffynition has me roaring with laughter every time I look at it. Can't help wondering if you have a daughter with a boyfriend that inspired it ??? !!! It's a good thing there's no such thing as a cannibal dryer! Yet!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

GossaMcqueen - 2013-01-16: 19:14:00
please, i made a mistake and posted wrongly - how do i remove my Word?