Verboticism: Styxcycle

'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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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: STICKS-uh-cull (alternatively: stick-SIGH-cull)

Sentence: Flo and Eddie drove down to the local Sudz-O-Mat with some trepidation. Flo didn't trust Eddie's laundry skills, and Eddie knew he'd suffer a tumble-dried fate worse than death if he lost just ONE of Flo's imported Mohair/Alpaca blend custom knitted reinforced-toe foot garments. After gently front-loading the best machine with Eco-friendly low-phosphate clinical-action detergent, Flo lovingly inserted her beloved socks and set the washer to "ultra-gentle". Flo positioned SweatyEddie on a folding chair right in front of the porthole and went next door to the pizzeria. Sure as shootin, when they opened the evil machine's greedy maw, Flo's coddled sockettes were riding solo, unpaired and unloved, traumatized victims of the mysterious STYXCYCLE which spelled the end of another modern relationship. Flo had insured her collection to the hilt, but although her temperment was set to NORMAL, she took Eddie down to the river and beat him on a rock in an effort to make him "come clean"...

Etymology: STYX+CYCLE=STYXCYCLE.....STYX:the principal river of the underworld in Greek mythology in which the Gods did their laundry;Latin Styg-, Styx, from Greek.......CYCLE:an interval of time during which a sequence of events or phenomena is completed < wash cycle,spin cycle> a course or series of events or operations that recur regularly and usually lead back to the starting point.

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Comments: Styxcycle

metrohumanx - 2008-11-06: 11:33:00

Jabberwocky - 2008-11-06: 12:11:00
hopefully they went to heaven where choirs of angels sing hose/anna in the highest

metrohumanx - 2008-11-06: 12:14:00
Today's challenge has spawned a cornucopia of creativity that's going to make voting VERY difficult. What a crew!

metrohumanx - 2008-11-06: 12:20:00

mweinmann - 2008-11-06: 13:22:00
Don't know when I've had so many laughs reading the stories behind the words!!! Didn't know there was actually laundry being done in the underworld!!

metrohumanx - 2008-11-06: 15:45:00
NOBODY escapes washday :)

OZZIEBOB - 2008-11-06: 17:41:00
Terrific imput as usual. Perhaps the wayward siocks are trying to escape eternal darnation. Nice combo by use of 'Styx"

Nosila - 2008-11-06: 22:05:00
Styx and's great therapy to hear everyone discuss their sox lives...

Mustang - 2008-11-06: 22:18:00
Good one!!