Verboticism: Duplidipity

'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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Purchiclone

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PUR-chee-klohn

Sentence: Bob ran naked from his bath when he realized that his purchicloned lotto ticket and the original - thought lost, but now being used by Roxie as a bookmark, were the only winners in the "$20m Bonanza Jackpot."

Etymology: PURCH (of purchase):to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy & CLONE: to produce a copy

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COMMENTS:

your word made me think of purchicloincloth - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-25: 13:20:00

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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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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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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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Shopstitute

Created by: zavijava

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I couldn't find my cheese grater until after I'd gone to the mall for a shopstitute.

Etymology: Shop + substitute

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Missplace

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: miss plays

Sentence: When Toby's girlfriend,Rowena, disappeared, he knew he would be lonely, so he had a reason to missplace her, with Zelda. When Rowena did get back, she was shocked to find herself usurped. Who knew a 4 hour trip to the mall would have such dire consequences?

Etymology: Miss (young woman;be without) & Misplace (to lose temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place)

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Whiploss

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation:

Sentence: i experienced whiploss when i found a condom in my wallet

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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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Replacementaltelepathy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/place/men/tal/tele/path/ee

Sentence: I find that a surefire way to find a lost item is to use repalecementaltelepathy. Without fail, as soon as the replacement is in your hand, the location of the lost item will instantly be apparent.

Etymology: replacement + mental telepathy (paranormal communication)

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Buyonefindone

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: buy-one-find-one

Sentence:

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

BOFO, instead of BOGO? - Nosila, 2010-02-24: 22:06:00

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