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Switchbacktrack

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Switch-back-track

Sentence: Harvey was reaching under the loveseat to retrieve his wayward M&Ms when he felt something thin and plastic, which turned out to be the iPod Nano he lost during the Steelers game last week and couldn't live without, and then had to rush down to Best Buy and switchbacktrack a new one with the leftover balance on his gift card his folks sent last Christmas, while Nancy glanced over at his bag of M&Ms and asked with mild indifference, "are you eating those, or what?"

Etymology: Switch: change or swap + Switchback: an unexpected change of direction + Backtrack: to cover territory already traveled.

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cute - Nosila, 2008-09-25: 20:17:00

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Duplocate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dyoop-loh-cayt

Sentence: as soon as i returned from the store i duplocated my ipod

Etymology: duplicate, dupe, locate

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COMMENTS:

petaj That's hard to beat - petaj, 2007-10-29: 04:33:00

Ditto! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-29: 20:07:00

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Substidude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: səbstidoōd

Sentence: It wasn*t until she acquired a substidude that Wendy*s boyfriend started paying her much attention. Neither was all that bright. What she was left with was redumbdancy.

Etymology: substitute (a person or thing acting or serving in place of another) + dude (a man; a guy)

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cute - Nosila, 2010-02-24: 22:07:00

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Substitwin

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: səbsti-twin

Sentence: Ralph loved his leather jacket, but now it was nowhere to be found. He checked with all his friends. He checked at all his usual hangouts. No luck. Slowly he came to realize that, as had happened so many times before, the only way to bring it out of hiding was to go ahead and purchase its substitwin. It only works if it is an exact copy of the lost item and if the store involved has a "no-return" policy. Otherwise it remains in the alternative universe where "the other sock" goes.

Etymology: substitute (a person or thing acting or serving in place of another) + twin (one of two children or animals born at the same birth)

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Accumulose

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: acc-youm-you-lose

Sentence: catherine had a whole drawerful of sunglasses, due to her tendency to accumulose her eyeware.

Etymology: accumulate + lose

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Gynhologymduo

NeuroGlyph

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Jyne-hole-oh-gem-do-ho

Sentence: Gynhologymduo! Pididdle has officially been replaced.

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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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Aproxymate

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: homonym - approximate

Sentence: Although John cared deeply for Veronica, the unexpected news that she not be going Europe for a year was bittersweet. He had he had much in common with her aproxymate, Marilyn, and would miss her company dearly.

Etymology: a + proxy + mate

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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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Substidude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: səbstidoōd

Sentence: Now that their star has healed, the baseball team needs to figure what to do with his substidude.

Etymology: substitute (a person or thing acting or serving in place of another) + dude (a man; a guy)

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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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