Verboticism: Replacementaltelepathy

'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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Aproxymate

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: homonym - approximate

Sentence: Although John cared deeply for Veronica, the unexpected news that she not be going Europe for a year was bittersweet. He had he had much in common with her aproxymate, Marilyn, and would miss her company dearly.

Etymology: a + proxy + mate

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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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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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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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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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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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Retrievalost

Created by: thebaron

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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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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 + duplicate

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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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