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'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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Lintverse

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: Lint-verse

Sentence: My socks disappeared into the lintverse, and my boyfriend thought he found a way to get them back. I haven't seen him since.

Etymology: Lint: That stuff that always appears where your socks should be. Kind of a weird space time continuum thing. Verse: Universe

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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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Argyleabyss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ar-GYL-uh-byss

Sentence: Sandra was perplexed because of the repeated and mysterious disappearances of several of her boyfriend Thad's argyles when she did is laundry at the laundromat.

Etymology: Blend of argyles and abyss

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Another one bites the dust! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 11:49:00

Seems Sandra has Argylethargy. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-06: 17:36:00

I think she did it on purpose because she is a Thaddist! - Nosila, 2008-11-06: 21:59:00

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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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Darnblackhole

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: darn blak hole

Sentence: "Why oh why", cried Sylvia,"does that darnblackhole in the dryer only take the sock that you didn't put your big toenail through"?

Etymology: darn (mend socks) & Black Hole (cosmos)

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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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Socdition

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: soc/dish/un

Sentence: When one of my socks loses its sole, it mysteriously makes its way, on its own, to socdition, never to be found in my washer, or dryer again.

Etymology: sock + perdition (hell)

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COMMENTS:

I like the reference to souls - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:47:00

Good word & sentence - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:55:00

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Sockabyebaby

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: Rhymes with rock-a-bye-baby

Sentence: Each time one of his rare cartoon character socks went awol from his bulging sock drawer, (as socks are wont to do), my aging wannabe rock singer dad would lament its disappearance by singing his Sockabyebaby ballad for days on end.

Etymology: sock + rock-a-bye (lullaby) + baby (sweetheart as in a pop song)

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:33:00

Luv the sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:48:00

chuckling even more ... watch out for child and family protective services who might go after those sockabyebabies! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:01:00

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Wocked

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: walked

Sentence: My washer wocked until I have no matching pair of socks.

Etymology: A play on the words wash, walked, and socks ... meaning the washer walked off with some socks.

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Eternaldarnation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee tern al dar nay shun

Sentence: Turns out old Father McGregor had been right all along. He had been preaching to the sock kids from the time they were little booties until they made it to the support hose years. "Toe the Line", "Mend Your Ways" and "Don't be Heels" or "You'll face Eternaldarnation" were the lessons he tried to instill on the close-knit community. "Save Your Soles" and "Don't be guilty of Stocking", "You garter heed yarn words of wisdom", "Stay together, but don't give each other any Static or you'll be going to Heel in a handbasket" and "You'll end up in Purlgatory for your Sins" were other parts of his Knitany. Each laundry day, he would lead his little flock in prayer, "Argyll Father, who art in Hosiery Heaven, deliver us from weevils and lead us not into separation. Thy wool be done. Amen" Those who suspendered their beliefs were seldom reunited on the other side. They became the Lost Soles.

Etymology: Eternal ( continuing forever or indefinitely) & Darn (to mend, especially socks, by sewing closed holes) & Damnation (the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell) & play on Eternal Damnation (what good Christians fear is their punishment for sins committed, refusal into Heaven)

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COMMENTS:

This is hysterical!! I like it. - mweinmann, 2008-11-06: 11:19:00

metrohumanx Wowie Zowie! You leave me FLABBERGASTED every time! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 11:52:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:48:00
Your humorous definition brought us all a lot of laughs and a lot of fun words were created. Good one, sipsoccer.

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:54:00
James ... your cartoon for this daffynition has me roaring with laughter every time I look at it. Can't help wondering if you have a daughter with a boyfriend that inspired it ??? !!! It's a good thing there's no such thing as a cannibal dryer! Yet!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

GossaMcqueen - 2013-01-16: 19:14:00
please, i made a mistake and posted wrongly - how do i remove my Word?