Verboticism: Dissockipate

'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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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: Dissockipate

metrohumanx - 2008-11-06: 12:07:00
Unbelievable diverse dissertations spawned by this verbal lint-trap today. The compound creativity boggles my mind.