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'Eewhh! I should have done a visual inspection first.'

DEFINITION: To systematically sniff your clothing as you remove it, in order to determine whether or not any of it can be "safely" worn again.

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Debrief

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Created by: swallowedbyafish

Pronunciation:

Sentence: As he debriefed, he realized that the pair would have to be burned.

Etymology: debrief (to probe or examine) + briefs (underwear)

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Stinkulate

Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: stink/u/lait

Sentence: He quickly stinkulated all his socks before he admitted it was time to hit the laundry room.

Etymology: stink + evaluate

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Stinquisition

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: stin-kwizi-shun

Sentence: Bob subjected each item to a thorough stinquisition before sentencing the worst offenders to the laundry basket...

Etymology: stink + inquisition

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Odorometer

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: o/dor/ah/met/er

Sentence: An odorometer is a device which indicates how long a piece of clothing has travelled on a body.

Etymology: odometer + odor

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COMMENTS:

petaj How do you use it? Stick it up your nose? - petaj, 2007-03-06: 02:21:00

I think it's more like a wand - it would be embarassing if they used it at the airport to detect dirty clothes - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 13:40:00

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Olfactorganization

Created by: redrockmullet

Pronunciation: Ole-fact-ore-gan-e-za-she-on

Sentence: His olfactorganization skill helped him determine that his 501s were far too soiled for further use.

Etymology:

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Nasalaunder

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: naze + ull + on + der

Sentence: I knew I was going to want to wear the shirt on Friday, but I didn't feel like washing it, so I gave it a quick nasalaunder and decided it'd be ok.

Etymology: nasal + launder

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COMMENTS:

well done - chercherlalun, 2007-03-15: 20:46:00

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Wardprobe

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ward/prohb

Sentence: On washing day I always do a wardprobe on my shirts to try and cut down on the number of loads I need to do. Wardprobing is now listed in all energy saving pamphlets as a way to cut back on the wasteful use of hot water.

Etymology: wardrobe + probe = ward(p)robe

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COMMENTS:

erasmus I like this one too, shame I've ran out of votes. have a woohoo! instead. - erasmus, 2007-03-05: 09:34:00

I'll vote for it - I loved The Lion The Witch and The Wardprobe - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-05: 10:18:00

sometimes I need to rewardprobe, just to make sure... - Alchemist, 2007-03-05: 20:47:00

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Gearomanalysis

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: geer-roh-muh-nal-uh-sis

Sentence: Instead of the washing machine, most teen boys use gearomanalysis to get dressed every day.

Etymology: gear + aroma + analysis

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Olscan

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: ohl.scan

Sentence: He was very diligent about subjecting each individual piece of clothing to a triple olscan after he took it off, the first one at arm's length, the second, closenosier to determine the type of deodorant that would cover up whatever the particular odour of the day and the third to make sure he would remember the smell for later comparison.

Etymology: olfactory+scan

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COMMENTS:

closnosier and closnosier, the funk did creep...great sentence! - Alchemist, 2007-03-05: 08:38:00

Very creative, loved this! - BMott, 2007-03-09: 00:07:00

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Putritest

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: pu-tri-test

Sentence: He gave his shirt the putritest before putting it on. It failed miserably and his eyes watered from the smell.

Etymology: Putri: From Putrid, meaning foul odor. -- Test: judge suitability.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-05: 00:11:01
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus.
Thank you erasmus! ~ James

erasmus erasmus - 2007-03-05: 09:35:00
There are some wonderful words today. several have made me laugh lots!