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'Honey, I was lost at the mall...'

DEFINITION: v., To find a lost item immediately after purchasing a replacement. n., An item which is lost and cannot not be found unless a replacement is purchased.

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Switchbacktrack

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Switch-back-track

Sentence: Harvey was reaching under the loveseat to retrieve his wayward M&Ms when he felt something thin and plastic, which turned out to be the iPod Nano he lost during the Steelers game last week and couldn't live without, and then had to rush down to Best Buy and switchbacktrack a new one with the leftover balance on his gift card his folks sent last Christmas, while Nancy glanced over at his bag of M&Ms and asked with mild indifference, "are you eating those, or what?"

Etymology: Switch: change or swap + Switchback: an unexpected change of direction + Backtrack: to cover territory already traveled.

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COMMENTS:

cute - Nosila, 2008-09-25: 20:17:00

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Missplace

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: miss plays

Sentence: When Toby's girlfriend,Rowena, disappeared, he knew he would be lonely, so he had a reason to missplace her, with Zelda. When Rowena did get back, she was shocked to find herself usurped. Who knew a 4 hour trip to the mall would have such dire consequences?

Etymology: Miss (young woman;be without) & Misplace (to lose temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place)

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Searchpartycle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: surch part eee kel

Sentence: Perdita looked high and low for it. Again. How could a tv remote control disappear into the vapours. Here we go again, ripping the couch apart to look for it, but this time without luck. All her guests were arriving for the Olympics party she had organized and so she deputized them to help in the hunt. The show was starting shortly, so she had to make a quick run (her own personal best record speed to Walmart) for a replacement. Sure enough, she arrived with the searchpartycle just as someone found it in the giant bowl of popcorn. Oh well, if she lost it again, she now had a replacement, as long as she didn't forget where she put that. No wonder they called it a remote control...it was never near her when she wanted it!

Etymology: Search Party (a party of people to search for someone/something) & Particle (a tiny piece of anything)

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Karmagotcha

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: kar-muh-gah-chuh

Sentence: Their boss was so nasty and mean to everyone in the office that they were gleeful when he came back from lunch with a new iPhone, just as Lost & Found made a karmagotcha call to tell him they'd found the one he'd lost.

Etymology: karma (fate; destiny resulting from one's actions) + gotcha (caught you)

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Replilocate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rep-li-lo-cate

Sentence: The only way I can find my missing things is to replilocate them. I just buy something just like them, and they come out of hiding just to mock me.

Etymology: replicate: reproduce or repeat + locate: to find

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Substidude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: səbstidoōd

Sentence: It wasn*t until she acquired a substidude that Wendy*s boyfriend started paying her much attention. Neither was all that bright. What she was left with was redumbdancy.

Etymology: substitute (a person or thing acting or serving in place of another) + dude (a man; a guy)

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COMMENTS:

cute - Nosila, 2010-02-24: 22:07:00

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Costandfound

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cost-and-found

Sentence: Marlene tripped home in her brand new red stilettos only to be thrust into consternation when she costandfound her crimson footwear under the doorstep.

Etymology: lost and found + confound

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-29: 13:25:00

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Duplocate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dyoop-loh-cayt

Sentence: as soon as i returned from the store i duplocated my ipod

Etymology: duplicate, dupe, locate

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COMMENTS:

petaj That's hard to beat - petaj, 2007-10-29: 04:33:00

Ditto! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-29: 20:07:00

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Substibeaut

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sub sti byut

Sentence: When Jackie returned after being shipwrecked for a year and assumed lost at sea, she was surprised to find that Jack had found a substibeaut in her best friend, Jill. Turns out he was a Jack of all trades, because he swapped out Jill later and went back to Jackie!

Etymology: Substitute (a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another) & Beautiful (beaut -an outstanding example of its kind)

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Postespialoss

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: post es pi aloss

Sentence: Johnny was assaulted by a postespialoss and when his wife (didn't he knock her out, haul her to nowhere and put her in a locked chest six feet under the ground?) found him proposing to another woman.

Etymology: Post (after) & espial (taking notice of something) & loss (act or instance of losing)

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COMMENTS:

interesting - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-25: 13:18:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James'

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-24: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176. ~ James