Verboticism: Substitwin

'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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Replocated

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: Rep-loh-keyt-ed

Sentence: I replocated my old chess set, in the closet under the stairs, after I bought a new one.

Etymology: Replace: Origin 1585–95; RE- + PLACE Located: Latin locāre

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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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Retrievalost

Created by: thebaron

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Substitwin

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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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Postespialoss

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: post es pi aloss

Sentence: Johnny was assaulted by a postespialoss and when his wife (didn't he knock her out, haul her to nowhere and put her in a locked chest six feet under the ground?) found him proposing to another woman.

Etymology: Post (after) & espial (taking notice of something) & loss (act or instance of losing)

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COMMENTS:

interesting - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-25: 13:18:00

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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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Lurp

Created by: Justpeachyy

Pronunciation: l er p

Sentence: My universal remote is one LURP that just really irks me.

Etymology: L Lost* U unless* R replacement* is P purchased

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Voodooplicate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: voo/doo/pli/keyt

Sentence: The spirits always conspire to voodooplicate the item I just purchased to replace the one I just lost. Because of this 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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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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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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