Verboticism: Buyonefindone

'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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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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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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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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Turnup

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: turn up

Sentence: Craig's second trip to the market for a rutabaga was not needed as the first did turnup. What will he do with 2 rutabagas?

Etymology: turnip; turn up

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Retrievalost

Created by: thebaron

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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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Accumulose

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: acc-youm-you-lose

Sentence: catherine had a whole drawerful of sunglasses, due to her tendency to accumulose her eyeware.

Etymology: accumulate + lose

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Fumbloid

Created by: pete452

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Karmagotcha

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: kar-muh-gah-chuh

Sentence: Their boss was so nasty and mean to everyone in the office that they were gleeful when he came back from lunch with a new iPhone, just as Lost & Found made a karmagotcha call to tell him they'd found the one he'd lost.

Etymology: karma (fate; destiny resulting from one's actions) + gotcha (caught you)

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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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