Verboticism: Darnblackhole

'My boyfriend disappeared in the laundry!'

DEFINITION: n., 1. The process by which pairs of socks are washed, dried, and then separated perhaps never to be reunited again. 2. The place where lost socks disappear to. v. To lose your mate in the wash.

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Belaunderedtriangle

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Be-lawn-derd-try-ang-el

Sentence: Carla wished that she could solve the mystery of the belaunderedtriangle, but as she sat and looked at the huge pile of odd socks that she had accumulated over the past few months she knew that it was highy unlikely.

Etymology: See Bermuda Triangle(a region of the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean in which mysterious disappearances often occur)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I'll bet Carla caught a lot of static for that... - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 11:50:00

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Hosetage

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hoze/taj

Sentence: We have reports of several hosetage situations taking place in a new subdivision where LG washers have been installed. We now believe LG stands for last gasp and several socks have lost their mates to the dreaded spin cycle gang.

Etymology: hose + hostage

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COMMENTS:

Love the sentence, (perhaps LG also stands for Lost Garments)... - Tigger, 2008-01-10: 00:21:00

Great sentence;luv the word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:52:00

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Argylimbo

Created by: wayoffcenter

Pronunciation: ärgīlimbō

Sentence: When Nancy couldn't find one of her favorite purple socks she knew it had done the argylimbo, dancing its way under the washer or dryer. She refused to subscribe to her boyfriend's theory that single socks are capable of transcending into a different dimension and held in argylimbo only to return if you throw its mate away.

Etymology: argyle (a pattern composed of diamonds of various colors on a plain background, used in knitted garments such as sweaters and socks) limbo (the supposed abode of the souls of unbaptized infants) (a West Indian dance in which the dancer bends backward to pass under a horizontal bar that is progressively lowered to a position just above the ground)

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metrohumanx Wow. Etherial religio-laundy surfactants can't diminish the other-dimensional logic behind ARGYLIMBO! I wonder where Madame Blavatsky did her wash? - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 12:04:00

zxvasdf love the story - zxvasdf, 2008-11-06: 12:13:00

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Launderlimbo

Created by: treehous

Pronunciation: \ˈlȯn-dər-ˈlim-(ˌ)bō\ (lawn-der-lim-bo)

Sentence: None of my socks match anymore, they keep vanishing into launderlimbo

Etymology: launder- from Latin lavendaria, pl. of lavandarium "things to be washed" limbo- from Latin (in) limbo "(on) the edge," abl. of limbus "edge, border"

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Darnblackhole

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: darn blak hole

Sentence: "Why oh why", cried Sylvia,"does that darnblackhole in the dryer only take the sock that you didn't put your big toenail through"?

Etymology: darn (mend socks) & Black Hole (cosmos)

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Sockabyebaby

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: Rhymes with rock-a-bye-baby

Sentence: Each time one of his rare cartoon character socks went awol from his bulging sock drawer, (as socks are wont to do), my aging wannabe rock singer dad would lament its disappearance by singing his Sockabyebaby ballad for days on end.

Etymology: sock + rock-a-bye (lullaby) + baby (sweetheart as in a pop song)

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very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:33:00

Luv the sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:48:00

chuckling even more ... watch out for child and family protective services who might go after those sockabyebabies! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:01:00

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Soccuum

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sok-yoom

Sentence: Every time Jill does laundry at least one sock is mysteriously absorbed into the socuum behind the dryer.

Etymology: sock(a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle)+ vacuum (a space entirely devoid of matter)

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Nauxpairs

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: no + pares

Sentence: Estelle brought a book with her today, hoping that this time, she could stay awake at the laundramat. But, alas, she once again nodded off and had the same dream.....that she had visited the land of nauxpairs, where everyone wore one sock. This must be the place where all my missing socks have gone, she would exclaim!! Just as she started to recognize some of her own missing laundry, she would awaken just to wait by the washing machine again...wondering if this time, they would all still be there.

Etymology: No + Aux (short for auxiliary or second) + Pairs (sets of two, two that go together or match)

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metrohumanx Cute, economical, and VERY amusing. Carry on! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 11:54:00

Someone Nauxtorious was obviously to blame...and Estelle must have Nauxrcolepsy! - Nosila, 2008-11-06: 22:03:00

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Socwidow

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: sock + widow

Sentence: Newlywed Nancy had heard terrible horror stories from her friends about what happened to mated pairs and she was so afraid to let either her socks or her new husband anywhere near the washing machine.

Etymology: soc - lovely mated pairs that caress your feet; widow - what women become when they lose the person who caresses their feet

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COMMENTS:

Actually, I should have spelled this word as soquidow... - Redrover, 2008-01-09: 15:25:00

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Pairnomore

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pe(ə)rnōmôr

Sentence: Joyce has a great collection of fun and funky socks. She keeps them in sorted baskets, new, in need of repair and pairnomore for ones that have one of the partners MIA. She believes that there may be a portal to another dimension somewhere in her laundry room, perhaps in the dryer.

Etymology: Pair (a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit) no more (nothing further) play on paramour (a lover, esp. the illicit partner of a married person)

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