Friday, 18 April 2014

Sockball - #WotW


Sockball [sok-ball]
Adjective, singular of sockballs

1. Single sock, rolled so tightly upon removal from foot that it creates a ball
2. Plural sockballs, when multiple socks are rolled into ball and placed in or near washing basket
3. Usually accompanied by sockfluff, all over the carpet
4. Mostly created by men
5. Sockballs usually discovered still rolled tightly and wet, after removing all other dry washing from tumbler

Idioms
6. I am going to kill you if you don't start unrolling your own sockballs before I do the washing!


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20 comments:

  1. Love this! Thought I was about to discover a new family game but think this is better. The little things sent to test us! Mine are used tissues and empty envelopes!

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    1. Tissues going through the wash - there's another one - ahh! Thanks for commenting :-)

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  2. Haha. This is the toughest job for me.. to unroll smelly socks =P #WOTW

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  3. I thought it was a game too & also get frustrated by wet sockballs in the washing machine left by males!!

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  4. Tee hee, made me giggle ;-) #WotW

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  5. Ha ha! Brilliant word! Laughing here :) Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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  6. OMG I hate sock balls!! All the males in our house seem to have a liking for them and I find them under beds, in the wash etc!!! Popping over from #WotW linky x

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  7. I love that your entire week has been defined by sockballs! That's brilliant! #WotW

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    1. Ha ha, probably more of a stand out moment or two, than a week-defining word! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  8. Hahaha! This is a great word. Socks are the bane of my life, they go missing, always odd and those sockballs in the machine drive me mad! #wotw

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  9. This really made me laugh, hubby and I had a discussion about his sockballs last week :) #WotW

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  10. Oh dear, I'm the sock baller in our house. I hate the idea of losing one sock, I never remember to un-ball them before washing them haha x

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  11. Hahaha the boys in my house do this too. Such a irritation! lol #WotW

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  12. We don't have this issue in our house, no men! Great word though #WotW

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  13. I have two sons and a husband. I have no hope. Great word.

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  14. I'm sure this was a game Chandler & Joey played in Friends! Very descriptive the way you use it too though :) #wotw

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