Verboticism: Dumbasset

'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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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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Substitwin

artr

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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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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Fumbloid

Created by: pete452

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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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Substidude

artr

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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Replilocate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rep-li-lo-cate

Sentence: The only way I can find my missing things is to replilocate them. I just buy something just like them, and they come out of hiding just to mock me.

Etymology: replicate: reproduce or repeat + locate: to find

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Serendipishitty

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation:

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

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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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