Verboticism: Pairadise

'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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Sockawry

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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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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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Belaunderedtriangle

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Be-lawn-derd-try-ang-el

Sentence: Carla wished that she could solve the mystery of the belaunderedtriangle, but as she sat and looked at the huge pile of odd socks that she had accumulated over the past few months she knew that it was highy unlikely.

Etymology: See Bermuda Triangle(a region of the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean in which mysterious disappearances often occur)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I'll bet Carla caught a lot of static for that... - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 11:50:00

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

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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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Dissockipate

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.

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COMMENTS:

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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Interpenise

Created by: GossaMcqueen

Pronunciation: in-ter-penise

Sentence: "Would you please not interpenise your single-sock stealing proclivities while we are enjoying a sensitive sisterhood"; or, "Your interpenisation is here unwelcome, please confine yourself to the fashion media, who always wear paired socks".

Etymology: to insert a penis-like utterance, or concept, into a sophisticated gathering or washing machine, and then remove one sock from each pair

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COMMENTS:

i don't think i have the posting method sussed out \^_^/ - GossaMcqueen, 2013-01-16: 18:15:00

[Edit #2] until i find out how to delete this or to change the "Word" i can only offer this hybrid of the missing sock scenario, and my own word; - GossaMcqueen, 2013-01-16: 18:46:00

my Word is "interpenise", i shall be looking for a break; ty X - GossaMcqueen, 2013-01-16: 18:48:00

i don't like this, all this rethinking and editing and i end up looking stupid ;_; *kwies* - GossaMcqueen, 2013-01-16: 19:03:00

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Soaparation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: so per ay shun

Sentence: Jenny's socks felt like laundry day was family court. They went through a soaparation process and at the end of the cycle, they were not together as a couple. Most seemed to weather the wash and rinse okay, but few survived as a pair through The Drying Game.

Etymology: Soap (cleansing agent) & Separation (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

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Nauxpairs

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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