Verboticism: Retrievalost

'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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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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Pairendipity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pare-en-dipp-uh-tee

Sentence: Feeling relief at finding his comfortable old coat he thought had been lost forever, Randal counted his blessings at the pairendipity of now having a brand new coat along with the old, comfortable one.

Etymology: Blend of pair and 'serendipity' (good fortune; luck)

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COMMENTS:

great word and sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-25: 09:13:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-26: 18:18:00

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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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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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Duplocate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dyoop-loh-cayt

Sentence: as soon as i returned from the store i duplocated my ipod

Etymology: duplicate, dupe, locate

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COMMENTS:

petaj That's hard to beat - petaj, 2007-10-29: 04:33:00

Ditto! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-29: 20:07:00

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Retrievalost

Created by: thebaron

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Suckscessor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: suk ses sor

Sentence: When George's wife, Gina, had disappeared on a flight to Australia 7 years ago, he had spent ages looking for her and grieving. When he was finally convinced she had perished in the plane crash, along with the other passengers, he started to move on with his life. He collected on her life insurance and fell in love with the pretty insurance lady, Alice. At their marriage ceremony, when the audience was asked who objected to their wedding, imagine his surprise when Gina turned up! Turns out she had spent those 7 years on an uncharted island. How was he going to explain he had spent most of the insurance money on his wedding to her sucksessor!

Etymology: Sucks (slang:something which makes you unhappy or which disappoints) & Successor (a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone)

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COMMENTS:

Very funny. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-26: 18:27:00

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Identifind

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ahy-DEN-ti-fahynd

Sentence: It was eurekarma for Bob when he realized that his purchicloned lotto ticket and the identifind - thought lost, but now being used by Roxie as a bookmark, were the only winners in the "$20m Bonanza Jackpot."

Etymology: "Identifind": blend of indenti(cal) & find. "Eurekarma": Blend of "eureka" & good "karma." "Purchiclone" vb. to purchase an identical item or thing.

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 I really like purchiclone! - MrDave2176, 2007-10-29: 09:19:00

lucky Bob - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-29: 13:48:00

Agreed MrDave - 'perchiclone' gets my vote. - Tigger, 2007-11-06: 17:30:00

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Dislost

Created by: tumblebehr

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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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