Verboticism: Soccuum

'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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Sockabyss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Sok - uh - biss

Sentence: Gabriella was concerned that Javier may have disappeared into the depths of the sockabyss when he went looking for his missing argyles.

Etymology: Socks + abyss (bottomless pit)

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COMMENTS:

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:47:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blackholse

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: black-holz

Sentence: Marnie knew if she could just find the secret portal into the blackholse, she would wander into a sock-filled utopia where errant socks and other miscellaneous garments were lined up in an orderly fashion just waiting to be reunited with their mates or owners. So obsessed was she that her husband came home to find the washer and dryer disassembled and the beginnings of a hole dug into the laundry room floor. From that moment on, Marnie and her husband never spoke of the blackholse again, and Marnie started wearing those little disposable foot covers they have in shoe stores for trying on shoes without socks.

Etymology: Mash-up of black hole and hose

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Very thorough- a strong scientific foundation, with overtones of Hitchcock and Poe, yet with a happy ending. Remarkable. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 12:00:00

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Sockatory

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: sock-a-tour-ee

Sentence: Steven looked down at his mismatched feet knowing that now all his pairs of socks had a mate go on to sockatory some time after the rinse cycle, never to be found again. He wondered if it was all a conspiracy dreamed up by the fruit guys at Fruit of the Loom as he headed out to the store to buy more socks.

Etymology: purgatory + sock

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COMMENTS:

Love your conspiracy theory. - Tigger, 2008-01-10: 03:17:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:53:00

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 13:57:00 Reminds me of the old Laugh-In expression ... "sock it to me" ... which sockatory did for me! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:02:00

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