Verboticism: Quasishoproduce

'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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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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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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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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Dumbasset

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) dŭm-ās'-ět'; (intr. v.) dŭm-ās'-ět

Sentence: Harlan's original pair of glasses proved to be a dumbasset after he noticed them on his night stand while he was wearing the new pair he had purchased for $400.

Etymology: dumb = (Conspicuously unintelligent)+ asset = (An item that is owned)

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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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Quasishoproduce

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: kwaw-zee-shaw-pro-deuce

Sentence: Mr. Viola quasishoproduced the camera quick-release hat that he had lost then found shortly after returning from BestBuy.

Etymology: quasi (similar) + shop (to buy) + produce (to have)

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Substidude

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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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Gynhologymduo

Created by: NeuroGlyph

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

Sentence: Gynhologymduo! Pididdle has officially been replaced.

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Retrievalost

Created by: thebaron

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