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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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Dupelganger

MrDave2176

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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Voodooplicate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: voo/doo/pli/keyt

Sentence: The spirits always conspire to voodooplicate the item I just purchased to replace the one I just lost. Because of this 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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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 '√°gan' meaning 'to obtain'. Combined as 'postrihtagane' to mean 'after-replace-obtain'.

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Redittoscover

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: re-dit-oh-skuhv-er

Sentence: After purchasing 20 puppies he realized that this redittoscovering was futile, he knew little Pooky was gone for good and he would never find him.

Etymology: rediscover + ditto

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Gynhologymduo

Created by: NeuroGlyph

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

Sentence: Gynhologymduo! Pididdle has officially been replaced.

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Gottwoman

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: got-two-man

Sentence: So you found it,to bad your a gottwoman now.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

slapsunagelpalupanormenclucion - looseball, 2007-10-30: 11:20:00

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Costanfound

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cos-t-en-fownd

Sentence: Henry had searched for his very expensive watch for weeks, eventualy he decided to buy a replacement as he never knew what time of day it was. He went to the jewellers and picked one out that was similar to the one he had lost, satisfied with his purchase(apart from the price) he got back into his car to go home and promptly dropped his keys under the seat as he reached down to retrieve them he felt something else lurking there and could not believe it when he pulled out his original watch, and realised he had certainly suffered the costanfound syndrome.

Etymology: Cost(The price of something) + Found(to come upon unexpectedly after searching) = Costanfound

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COMMENTS:

good word! - Nosila, 2008-09-25: 20:15:00

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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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Replacementaltelepathy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/place/men/tal/tele/path/ee

Sentence: I find that a surefire way to find a lost item is to use repalecementaltelepathy. Without fail, as soon as the replacement is in your hand, the location of the lost item will instantly be apparent.

Etymology: replacement + mental telepathy (paranormal communication)

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