Sock gnomes are mythical creatures that pilfer socks. The loss of which only becomes aparent at the exact instant that one really really needs to find them. Sock gnomes are related to the underpants gnomes
. The archenemy of the sock gnomes is the sock goblins
Ahhh damnit! I can find any matching pairs of socks... the bloody sock gnomes have been at it again
This applies to any situation which can be solved by the improbable application of:
1) a swiss army knife
2) a roll of duct tape
3) a match
4) Richard Dean Anderson (aka MacGuyver)
MacGuyver i don't know how you did it! Making a nuclear bomb out of that empty can of catfood was shear genius...
The sock goblins are the archenemies of the sock gnomes. Their role is to sneak into your house at night and replace all the socks the the sock gnomes have stolen. It has been noted that this never really equates to a full pair of socks. See sock gnomes
for more information. This phenomenon also applies to any missing object that one cannot find for days that suddenly turns up.
Aah... i'd been looking for this sock for weeks, the sock goblins must have brought it back... I wonder where the other sock is?