Verboticism: Socclausion

'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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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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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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Socdition

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Limbocization

Created by: indelible1

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Sockgregation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sok greg ay shun

Sentence: The process of sockgregation on laundry day leads to many casualties. More hosiery pairs are torn apart in the dryer than married couples in Reno, darn it!

Etymology: Sock (hosiery;woolly covering for feet and ankles) & Segregation (the act of segregating or sequestering)

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Pairadise

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: parədīs

Sentence: Socks lead a rough life, forced to live much of their lives in dark smelly caves called shoes, being walked on constantly and generally not appreciated. Even their mending is a mild curse. (Darn!) Because of this Marney isn*t too concerned when one escapes to pairadise. She is convinced that the swirling of the dryer creates a tiny black hole at the center of the drum. It is so tiny that only one sock can squeeze through at a time thus leaving its mate behind. Marley has a ritual where she takes the widowed hose and places it in the dryer. She sets it to fluff and an unlimited time setting. Though she might need to dump the lint trap several times, the mismatched footwear eventually makes it across time/space barrier to rejoin its mate. Strangely enough, once she has reunited the couple, the first-departed may return for a visit via the black hole that resides under her bed.

Etymology: pair (a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit) + paradise (heaven as the ultimate abode of the just)

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Dissockipate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dis-SOK-uh-peyt

Sentence: Oh, sweet mystery of life, where do dahlgrens go when they dissockipate? Perhaps there should be a "duhrection" on socks warning that one will almost certainly "dissockipate!"

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.

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:45:00

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Eternaldarnation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee tern al dar nay shun

Sentence: Turns out old Father McGregor had been right all along. He had been preaching to the sock kids from the time they were little booties until they made it to the support hose years. "Toe the Line", "Mend Your Ways" and "Don't be Heels" or "You'll face Eternaldarnation" were the lessons he tried to instill on the close-knit community. "Save Your Soles" and "Don't be guilty of Stocking", "You garter heed yarn words of wisdom", "Stay together, but don't give each other any Static or you'll be going to Heel in a handbasket" and "You'll end up in Purlgatory for your Sins" were other parts of his Knitany. Each laundry day, he would lead his little flock in prayer, "Argyll Father, who art in Hosiery Heaven, deliver us from weevils and lead us not into separation. Thy wool be done. Amen" Those who suspendered their beliefs were seldom reunited on the other side. They became the Lost Soles.

Etymology: Eternal ( continuing forever or indefinitely) & Darn (to mend, especially socks, by sewing closed holes) & Damnation (the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell) & play on Eternal Damnation (what good Christians fear is their punishment for sins committed, refusal into Heaven)

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COMMENTS:

This is hysterical!! I like it. - mweinmann, 2008-11-06: 11:19:00

metrohumanx Wowie Zowie! You leave me FLABBERGASTED every time! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 11:52:00

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Socdition

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: SOCDITION - noun - from Sock (foot covering) + PERDITION (hell)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hahaha. Darkly disturbing- with overtones of conspiracy. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 11:56:00

zxvasdf at first i thought it was something like secession. sockession. it s a frightening thought, that there is such a thing as a sock hell. - zxvasdf, 2008-11-06: 12:15:00

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Sockawry

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Sock awry

Sentence: What nefarious business is this? cried Priscilla, clutching a single sock in her manicured fingers. That is the fifth sockawry this week!

Etymology: Sock (foot covering) & awry (gone missing) Similar to GONE AWRY

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Sockawry....didn't he escape from the gulag with one sock? - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 12:09:00

Far far awry? - Mustang, 2008-11-06: 22:18:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-06: 22:58:00

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