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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Replocated

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: Rep-loh-keyt-ed

Sentence: I replocated my old chess set, in the closet under the stairs, after I bought a new one.

Etymology: Replace: Origin 1585–95; RE- + PLACE Located: Latin locāre

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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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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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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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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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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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Anab

Created by: nimtar

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Fumbloid

Created by: pete452

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Searchpartycle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: surch part eee kel

Sentence: Perdita looked high and low for it. Again. How could a tv remote control disappear into the vapours. Here we go again, ripping the couch apart to look for it, but this time without luck. All her guests were arriving for the Olympics party she had organized and so she deputized them to help in the hunt. The show was starting shortly, so she had to make a quick run (her own personal best record speed to Walmart) for a replacement. Sure enough, she arrived with the searchpartycle just as someone found it in the giant bowl of popcorn. Oh well, if she lost it again, she now had a replacement, as long as she didn't forget where she put that. No wonder they called it a remote control...it was never near her when she wanted it!

Etymology: Search Party (a party of people to search for someone/something) & Particle (a tiny piece of anything)

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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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