Verboticism: Lintverse

'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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Feeternaldarnation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: feet ternal darn ayshun

Sentence: It took Bobbie a while to realize a universal truth. When socks go into the dryer, we think they are just getting dried. The reality is they are getting tried. Crimes such as shrinking, holey toes and heels, fading or changing color and losing elasticity are punishable violations. Those guilty are sentenced to feeternal darnation...never to be seen again. Bobbie now knew that those missing hose were actually socks offenders.

Etymology: Play on Eternal Damnation (the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell)...Feet (what the socks cover) & Darn (mending the holes in socks with wool/yarn; also a euphemism for damn)

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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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Laundrasunder

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: lawn-dra-sun-der

Sentence: He was her perfect match, her solemate; but the pair became laundrasunder by forces beyond their control. Although she tried desperately to keep their union from fraying it was obvious that their happiness was wearing thin. She tried to put a good spin cycle on it; however, one day the whole thing went down the drain and he disappeared with a cheap pair of nylons. "Darn it"! she cried, "I guess it all comes out in the wash."

Etymology: laundry: place to wash clothes + asunder: part with; separate in time or space

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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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Footgarmentland

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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Hosetage

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hose/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:

metrohumanx Did the Bader-Meinhoff gang use dryers for their balaclavas, of just hang 'em on the line? - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 12:11:00

It's time to round them up and wring the truth out of them...it will all come out in the wash! - Nosila, 2008-11-06: 21:56:00

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Sockabyss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SOK-uh-biss

Sentence: Brenda was convinced that there was a sockabyss somewhere in the bowels of the laundromat because every time she did laundry for her husband Rob, one or more of his socks would come up missing.

Etymology: Blend of 'sock' (a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle) and 'abyss' (a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm)

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Detergatory

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /diˈtɜ˞dʒəˌtɔɹi/ /dee-TER-juh-TOR-ee/ or /diˈtɜ˞gəˌtɔɹi/ /dee-TER-guh-TOR-ee/ depending on dialect

Sentence: Some believe that if a lost sock is deemed clean in detergatory then it may be reincarnated as a glove.

Etymology: From detergent + Purgatory

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - Mustang, 2008-01-09: 06:21:00

as long as it isn't forced to stay in limb-o - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:34:00

Very creative! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:53:00

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

oops ... how did I get this comment under the wrong word ... sorry! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 13:58:00

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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, 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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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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Sockinghell

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Sokk-in-hell

Sentence: Where the sockinghell is my other sock? More to the point where has Ben gone!??

Etymology: Used in a derogatory manner without actually cursing. Can be used to describe anything that has gone missing like socks usually do in the wash. Sockinghell is also where your flatmate goes when he says he will be 5 mins in the Kitchen.

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