Verboticism: Searchpartycle

'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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Dupelganger

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: DOOP-el-gang-er / spare-en-DIP-it-ee

Sentence: Yasmine owned four dupelgangers of "Queen's Greatest Hits." Two had been returned by boyfriends who had taken her copies, one had been found in an old backpack and one was a cassette that mysteriously appeared in her car one afternoon. Her sparendipity for that particular item was unparalleled

Etymology: dupe (dupicate) + Doppelganger (an exact duplicate of a person) / spare + (ser)endipity (unexpected discovery)

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 Tip to Mustang for thinking like a true genious! I Spotted yours after I wrote this. - MrDave2176, 2007-10-29: 09:17:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-29: 13:48:00

Great word and interesting etymology! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-29: 20:06:00

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Purcoup

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: per-koop

Sentence: I purcouped my cell phone, so now I have two.

Etymology: purchase + recoup

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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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Redittoscover

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: re-dit-oh-skuhv-er

Sentence: After purchasing 20 puppies he realized that this redittoscovering was futile, he knew little Pooky was gone for good and he would never find him.

Etymology: rediscover + ditto

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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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Surromate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sur-uh-meyt

Sentence: When Darren showed up at the party with a surromate, he explained that his wife was lost at sea. Her side of the story is that she once accidentlly docked her canoe at the wrong pier.

Etymology: surrogate (a substitute) + mate (husband or wife; spouse)

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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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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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Postrihtagane

Created by: Artomun

Pronunciation: post-RIT-uh-gain

Sentence: n: I lost my new phone; it's probably a postrihtagane... v: I end up postrihtaganing everything I buy...

Etymology: Prefix 'post' meaning 'after'; 'riht' derived from Old English 'rihtan' meaning 'to replace'; 'agane' derived from Old English 'ágan' meaning 'to obtain'. Combined as 'postrihtagane' to mean 'after-replace-obtain'.

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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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