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'Honey, I was lost at the mall...'

DEFINITION: v., To find a lost item immediately after purchasing a replacement. n., An item which is lost and cannot not be found unless a replacement is purchased.

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Postrihtagane

Created by: Artomun

Pronunciation: post-RIT-uh-gain

Sentence: n: I lost my new phone; it's probably a postrihtagane... v: I end up postrihtaganing everything I buy...

Etymology: Prefix 'post' meaning 'after'; 'riht' derived from Old English 'rihtan' meaning 'to replace'; 'agane' derived from Old English 'ágan' meaning 'to obtain'. Combined as 'postrihtagane' to mean 'after-replace-obtain'.

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Surregain

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /sʌrɪgeɪn/

Sentence: :- "Baby, baby... Don't get mad, this is just a surregain, it always works! I know it can sound incredible, but if I didn't surregain it I would have never got you back! You would had been lost forever... I was desperate..."

Etymology: SURREGAIN. From Surrogate (One that takes the place of another; a substitute) + Regain (To recover possession of; get back again)

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Dumbasset

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) dŭm-ās'-ět'; (intr. v.) dŭm-ās'-ět

Sentence: Harlan's original pair of glasses proved to be a dumbasset after he noticed them on his night stand while he was wearing the new pair he had purchased for $400.

Etymology: dumb = (Conspicuously unintelligent)+ asset = (An item that is owned)

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Retrievalost

Created by: thebaron

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Replilocate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rep-li-lo-cate

Sentence: The only way I can find my missing things is to replilocate them. I just buy something just like them, and they come out of hiding just to mock me.

Etymology: replicate: reproduce or repeat + locate: to find

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Alzfinders

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation: alls-find-erz

Sentence: Remember honey when I bought that new GPS because the other one came up missing...well I found the old one in my bike's baggage holder! Whoduthunk it? Perhaps I have Alzfinder's disease.

Etymology: Alzheimers+Finders

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Pairendipity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pare-en-dipp-uh-tee

Sentence: Feeling relief at finding his comfortable old coat he thought had been lost forever, Randal counted his blessings at the pairendipity of now having a brand new coat along with the old, comfortable one.

Etymology: Blend of pair and 'serendipity' (good fortune; luck)

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COMMENTS:

great word and sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-25: 09:13:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-26: 18:18:00

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Duplidipity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dew-pleh-DIP-eh-ty

Sentence: Webster beamed with the duplidipity that had come his way when he got a new pair of house slippers to replace his old 'lost' pair and then found the old ones where they'd fallen behind some boxes in his closet.

Etymology: Blend of 'serendipity' (n. the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for)and 'duplicate' (adj. being the same as another)

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Voodooplicate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: voo/doo/pli/keyt

Sentence: The evil spirits always conspire to voodooplicate the item I just purchased to replace the one I just lost and once again because of this mysterious voodooplication I seem to have two of everything I own.

Etymology: voodoo + duplicate

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Findstitute

Created by: Lidipop

Pronunciation: f-hind-st-eee-toot!

Sentence: to easy my mind from searching obsessively for what i've lost, i'll just have to 'findstitute' my item until it pops up!

Etymology: Find(to encounter/to discover) + substitute(to replace with something that should function the same way)= 'findstitute'

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James'

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-24: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176. ~ James