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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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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

Sentence: It is always with sinister and evil irony that the spirits always conspire to voodooplicate the item I just purchased to replace the one I just lost and because of this mysterious voodooplication I seem to have two of everything I own.

Etymology: VOODOO - verb - from VOODOO (to act upon with magic; magical) + DUPLICATE (to make an exact copy of)

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Surregain

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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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Substibeaut

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sub sti byut

Sentence: When Jackie returned after being shipwrecked for a year and assumed lost at sea, she was surprised to find that Jack had found a substibeaut in her best friend, Jill. Turns out he was a Jack of all trades, because he swapped out Jill later and went back to Jackie!

Etymology: Substitute (a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another) & Beautiful (beaut -an outstanding example of its kind)

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Lurp

Created by: Justpeachyy

Pronunciation: l er p

Sentence: My universal remote is one LURP that just really irks me.

Etymology: L Lost* U unless* R replacement* is P purchased

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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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Sparendipity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Spare-en-dipp-itee

Sentence: Admiring the new treasure along side the newly found OLD treasure, Todd thanked sweet sparendipity for his good fortune.

Etymology: Spare (extra) + serendipity

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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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Postespialoss

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: post es pi aloss

Sentence: Johnny was assaulted by a postespialoss and when his wife (didn't he knock her out, haul her to nowhere and put her in a locked chest six feet under the ground?) found him proposing to another woman.

Etymology: Post (after) & espial (taking notice of something) & loss (act or instance of losing)

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COMMENTS:

interesting - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-25: 13:18:00

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Substitwin

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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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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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