Verboticism: Shopstitute

'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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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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Sparendipity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Spare-en-dipp-itee

Sentence: Admiring the new treasure along side the newly found OLD treasure, Todd thanked sweet sparendipity for his good fortune.

Etymology: Spare (extra) + serendipity

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

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Anab

Created by: nimtar

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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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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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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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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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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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