Verboticism: Dissockipate

'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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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: walked

Sentence: My washer wocked until I have no matching pair of socks.

Etymology: A play on the words wash, walked, and socks ... meaning the washer walked off with some socks.

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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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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: sock-a-tour-ee

Sentence: Steven looked down at his mismatched feet knowing that now all his pairs of socks had a mate go on to sockatory some time after the rinse cycle, never to be found again. He wondered if it was all a conspiracy dreamed up by the fruit guys at Fruit of the Loom as he headed out to the store to buy more socks.

Etymology: purgatory + sock


Love your conspiracy theory. - Tigger, 2008-01-10: 03:17:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:53:00

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 13:57:00 Reminds me of the old Laugh-In expression ... "sock it to me" ... which sockatory did for me! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:02:00


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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)


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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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


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


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dis-SOK-uh-peyt

Sentence: Oh, sweet mystery of life, where do dahlgrens go when they dissockipate? Perhaps, to some strange Abyssockery? Maybe there should be a "duhrection," "clodicil" or even a "dillertive" on socks warning the naive and uninitiated that one will always "dissockipate!" What is it about this unexplained unithorlosity? Darn it, sixty years on, I'm still looking for the smallest thread of evidence of their wearabouts.

Etymology: Blend of SOCK & DISSIPATE: to scatter completely; to disperse & to disappear; used especially, of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored. DAHLGRENS: an expensive brand of socks. THORLO(S): an expensive brand of socks.


metrohumanx Unbelievable diverse dissertations spawned by this verbal lint-trap today. The compound creativity boggles my mind. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 12:07:00


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Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: foo-ta-gar-mehnt-land

Sentence: "Ya" said the pair of tighty whities,"I've been to footgarmentland, once I got lost in there it was up to my wearer to find me in that cramped space." "Hey, fancy that. We're still here!"

Etymology: foot+garment:piece of clothing+land

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Created by: grohldberg12




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Created by: denise

Pronunciation: sok-NUL-i-tee

Sentence: The constant and frequent socknullity every laundry day forced the young couple to wear flip flops to work.

Etymology: blend of sock + nullity (null, nonexistence)

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: soc/dish/un

Sentence: When one of my socks loses its sole, it mysteriously makes its way, on its own, to socdition, never to be found in my washer, or dryer again.

Etymology: sock + perdition (hell)


I like the reference to souls - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:47:00

Good word & sentence - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:55:00


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