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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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Restituition

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: res/ti/tu/i/shun

Sentence: After getting a third and final notice that her tuition, which she was sure she'd paid, was due she sent off another cheque only to learn that it had been cashed twice - what restituition

Etymology: restitution + tuition

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Dupelganger

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: DOOP-el-gang-er / spare-en-DIP-it-ee

Sentence: Yasmine owned four dupelgangers of "Queen's Greatest Hits." Two had been returned by boyfriends who had taken her copies, one had been found in an old backpack and one was a cassette that mysteriously appeared in her car one afternoon. Her sparendipity for that particular item was unparalleled

Etymology: dupe (dupicate) + Doppelganger (an exact duplicate of a person) / spare + (ser)endipity (unexpected discovery)

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 Tip to Mustang for thinking like a true genious! I Spotted yours after I wrote this. - MrDave2176, 2007-10-29: 09:17:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-29: 13:48:00

Great word and interesting etymology! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-29: 20:06:00

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Costandfound

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cost-and-found

Sentence: Marlene tripped home in her brand new red stilettos only to be thrust into consternation when she costandfound her crimson footwear under the doorstep.

Etymology: lost and found + confound

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-29: 13:25:00

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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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Turnup

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: turn up

Sentence: Craig's second trip to the market for a rutabaga was not needed as the first did turnup. What will he do with 2 rutabagas?

Etymology: turnip; turn up

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Replocated

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: Rep-loh-keyt-ed

Sentence: I replocated my old chess set, in the closet under the stairs, after I bought a new one.

Etymology: Replace: Origin 1585–95; RE- + PLACE Located: Latin locāre

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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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Missplace

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: miss plays

Sentence: When Toby's girlfriend,Rowena, disappeared, he knew he would be lonely, so he had a reason to missplace her, with Zelda. When Rowena did get back, she was shocked to find herself usurped. Who knew a 4 hour trip to the mall would have such dire consequences?

Etymology: Miss (young woman;be without) & Misplace (to lose temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place)

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Serendipishitty

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I had just bought a replacement for my lost love, then I found it, serendipishitty after all.

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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

'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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