Verboticism: Anab

'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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Duplidipity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dew-pleh-DIP-eh-ty

Sentence: Webster beamed with the duplidipity that had come his way when he got a new pair of house slippers to replace his old 'lost' pair and then found the old ones where they'd fallen behind some boxes in his closet.

Etymology: Blend of 'serendipity' (n. the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for)and 'duplicate' (adj. being the same as another)

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Suckscessor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: suk ses sor

Sentence: When George's wife, Gina, had disappeared on a flight to Australia 7 years ago, he had spent ages looking for her and grieving. When he was finally convinced she had perished in the plane crash, along with the other passengers, he started to move on with his life. He collected on her life insurance and fell in love with the pretty insurance lady, Alice. At their marriage ceremony, when the audience was asked who objected to their wedding, imagine his surprise when Gina turned up! Turns out she had spent those 7 years on an uncharted island. How was he going to explain he had spent most of the insurance money on his wedding to her sucksessor!

Etymology: Sucks (slang:something which makes you unhappy or which disappoints) & Successor (a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone)

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COMMENTS:

Very funny. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-26: 18:27:00

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Substitwin

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: səbsti-twin

Sentence: Ralph loved his leather jacket, but now it was nowhere to be found. He checked with all his friends. He checked at all his usual hangouts. No luck. Slowly he came to realize that, as had happened so many times before, the only way to bring it out of hiding was to go ahead and purchase its substitwin. It only works if it is an exact copy of the lost item and if the store involved has a "no-return" policy. Otherwise it remains in the alternative universe where "the other sock" goes.

Etymology: substitute (a person or thing acting or serving in place of another) + twin (one of two children or animals born at the same birth)

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Replilocate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rep-li-lo-cate

Sentence: The only way I can find my missing things is to replilocate them. I just buy something just like them, and they come out of hiding just to mock me.

Etymology: replicate: reproduce or repeat + locate: to find

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Findstitute

Created by: Lidipop

Pronunciation: f-hind-st-eee-toot!

Sentence: to easy my mind from searching obsessively for what i've lost, i'll just have to 'findstitute' my item until it pops up!

Etymology: Find(to encounter/to discover) + substitute(to replace with something that should function the same way)= 'findstitute'

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Costandfound

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cost-and-found

Sentence: Marlene tripped home in her brand new red stilettos only to be thrust into consternation when she costandfound her crimson footwear under the doorstep.

Etymology: lost and found + confound

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-29: 13:25:00

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Repurchscover

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: ree perch scuh ver

Sentence: I couldn't find my earphones unti I repurchscovered them in the couch cushions, and now I have two.

Etymology: Repurchase (buy again) + discover (find, locate)

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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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Gottwoman

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: got-two-man

Sentence: So you found it,to bad your a gottwoman now.

Etymology:

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slapsunagelpalupanormenclucion - looseball, 2007-10-30: 11:20:00

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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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