Verboticism: Dupelganger

'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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Surplacement

Created by: jtwalsh

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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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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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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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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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Surromate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sur-uh-meyt

Sentence: When Darren showed up at the party with a surromate, he explained that his wife was lost at sea. Her side of the story is that she once accidentlly docked her canoe at the wrong pier.

Etymology: surrogate (a substitute) + mate (husband or wife; spouse)

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Serendipishitty

Created by: idavecook

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Sentence: I had just bought a replacement for my lost love, then I found it, serendipishitty after all.

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Switchbacktrack

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Switch-back-track

Sentence: Harvey was reaching under the loveseat to retrieve his wayward M&Ms when he felt something thin and plastic, which turned out to be the iPod Nano he lost during the Steelers game last week and couldn't live without, and then had to rush down to Best Buy and switchbacktrack a new one with the leftover balance on his gift card his folks sent last Christmas, while Nancy glanced over at his bag of M&Ms and asked with mild indifference, "are you eating those, or what?"

Etymology: Switch: change or swap + Switchback: an unexpected change of direction + Backtrack: to cover territory already traveled.

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COMMENTS:

cute - Nosila, 2008-09-25: 20:17:00

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Retrievalost

Created by: thebaron

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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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