Verboticism: Hosetage

'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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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: Hosetage

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

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