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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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Sockchopathy

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: sok/oh/pathy

Sentence: The sockchopathy of lost socks has long been debated but remains a sockratic mystery.

Etymology: psychopathy + sock + path

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Laundrasunder

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: lawn-dra-sun-der

Sentence: He was her perfect match, her solemate; but the pair became laundrasunder by forces beyond their control. Although she tried desperately to keep their union from fraying it was obvious that their happiness was wearing thin. She tried to put a good spin cycle on it; however, one day the whole thing went down the drain and he disappeared with a cheap pair of nylons. "Darn it"! she cried, "I guess it all comes out in the wash."

Etymology: laundry: place to wash clothes + asunder: part with; separate in time or space

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Dissockipate

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:

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

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Dissockipate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dis-SOK-uh-peyt

Sentence: Oh, sweet mystery of life, where do dahlgrens go when they dissockipate? Perhaps there should be a "duhrection" on socks warning that one will almost certainly "dissockipate!"

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.

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:45:00

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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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Pairadise

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: parədīs

Sentence: Socks lead a rough life, forced to live much of their lives in dark smelly caves called shoes, being walked on constantly and generally not appreciated. Even their mending is a mild curse. (Darn!) Because of this Marney isn*t too concerned when one escapes to pairadise. She is convinced that the swirling of the dryer creates a tiny black hole at the center of the drum. It is so tiny that only one sock can squeeze through at a time thus leaving its mate behind. Marley has a ritual where she takes the widowed hose and places it in the dryer. She sets it to fluff and an unlimited time setting. Though she might need to dump the lint trap several times, the mismatched footwear eventually makes it across time/space barrier to rejoin its mate. Strangely enough, once she has reunited the couple, the first-departed may return for a visit via the black hole that resides under her bed.

Etymology: pair (a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit) + paradise (heaven as the ultimate abode of the just)

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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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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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Feeternaldarnation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: feet ternal darn ayshun

Sentence: It took Bobbie a while to realize a universal truth. When socks go into the dryer, we think they are just getting dried. The reality is they are getting tried. Crimes such as shrinking, holey toes and heels, fading or changing color and losing elasticity are punishable violations. Those guilty are sentenced to feeternal darnation...never to be seen again. Bobbie now knew that those missing hose were actually socks offenders.

Etymology: Play on Eternal Damnation (the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell)...Feet (what the socks cover) & Darn (mending the holes in socks with wool/yarn; also a euphemism for damn)

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Launderlimbo

Created by: treehous

Pronunciation: \ˈlȯn-dər-ˈlim-(ˌ)bō\ (lawn-der-lim-bo)

Sentence: None of my socks match anymore, they keep vanishing into launderlimbo

Etymology: launder- from Latin lavendaria, pl. of lavandarium "things to be washed" limbo- from Latin (in) limbo "(on) the edge," abl. of limbus "edge, border"

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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?