Verboticism: Shopstitute

'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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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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Shopstitute

Created by: zavijava

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I couldn't find my cheese grater until after I'd gone to the mall for a shopstitute.

Etymology: Shop + substitute

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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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Gottwoman

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: got-two-man

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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Whiploss

Created by: svnfsvn

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Sentence: i experienced whiploss when i found a condom in my wallet

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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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Surplacement

Created by: jtwalsh

Pronunciation:

Sentence: On my way back from work i bought myself some more shoes, these were however surplacements as it transpired that i had in fact left the other ones at home

Etymology: surplus (an excess of what is required) + replacement (an article providing a substitute or equivalent of another)

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