Verboticism: Costanfound

'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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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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Shopstitute

Created by: zavijava

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Sentence: I couldn't find my cheese grater until after I'd gone to the mall for a shopstitute.

Etymology: Shop + substitute

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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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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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Substibeaut

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sub sti byut

Sentence: When Jackie returned after being shipwrecked for a year and assumed lost at sea, she was surprised to find that Jack had found a substibeaut in her best friend, Jill. Turns out he was a Jack of all trades, because he swapped out Jill later and went back to Jackie!

Etymology: Substitute (a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another) & Beautiful (beaut -an outstanding example of its kind)

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Whiploss

Created by: svnfsvn

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Sentence: i experienced whiploss when i found a condom in my wallet

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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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Gottwoman

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: got-two-man

Sentence: So you found it,to bad your a gottwoman now.

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COMMENTS:

slapsunagelpalupanormenclucion - looseball, 2007-10-30: 11:20:00

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Serendipishitty

Created by: idavecook

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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