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Wifeswabbing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wyfe swab bing

Sentence: Marla was racing around cleaning every nook and cranny in her large home. She had been at it for 2 days and had swept, vaccuumed, dusted, scrubbed, washed and sanitized every surface in her home, until it sparkled. Her husband Jerry came home and was bemused to find her toiling away so hard. "Isn't the new cleaner coming this afternoon?" he asked puzzedly. "Yes, and I have to rush to finish all this before she gets here". "Why is our home getting such a thorough wifeswabbing when a cleaner is on her way? Isn't that redundant?" he asked innocently. "You don't understand...she was recommended by Simone Smith from the Country Club and I cannot have her finding us the way we really live and tattling back to the ladies at the Club about what slobs we are. It is a matter of home pride! Besides, at $200 an hour it would cost us about a grand every week to have her do the real work!" Jerry thought this over and then asked, "What can I do to help before she gets here?"

Etymology: Wife (female spouse) & Swabbing (cleaning/scrubbing with a mop) & play onm Wife Swapping (what swingers do...trading spouses for a night, wink wink, nod, nod)

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 09:23:00

(grin grin) it's a win win word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-26: 10:11:00

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Preencleaning

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: preen + cleen + ing

Sentence: Spring is the time for preencleaning. We always mow the lawn and clean out the beds before the landscapers arrive; I look nice for my hairdresser before Easter and clean the house so the handyman doesn't see the mess when he comes to do repairs....

Etymology: Pre, Preen and Cleaning >> Pre: Prior to, before -- Preen: Personal grooming, to smooth and groom -- Cleaning

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COMMENTS:

Clever play on spring cleaning, too! Excellent word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-26: 10:05:00

terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:35:00

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Fauxlishness

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: foh-lihsh-nehs

Sentence: Fulvia's life was full of fauxlishness. Not only did she dye her roots before going to the hairdressers and blame the Care Bears for her immaculate house when the cleaning lady arrived, but she had two dentists and two spiritual confessors in two different cities.

Etymology: Using FAUX, meaning fake or artificial + a play on FOOLISHNESS, meaning a lack of good sense or judgement

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COMMENTS:

heheh - galwaywegian, 2009-03-26: 08:55:00

Funny! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 09:21:00

Excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-03-26: 21:17:00

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Badjustments

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bad just ments

Sentence: Slovenlee dipped into the washroom to primp up his eyebrows with a dab of brilcreme before entering the salon; his badjustments, however, didn’t fool any of the salonspatitians. That brow was out of control!

Etymology: From bad and adjustments: adjustments made to impress gone wrong.

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Desperablution

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dess perr ab loo shun

Sentence: she was so tired from her desperablutions, she fell into a trancindental state during the interview and agreed to pay the cleaner more than she earned herself.

Etymology: desperation, ablutions

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Modusoperandouble

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: mo dus op er an dub ull

Sentence: Carson wanted everyone to think he took excellent care of his Lambhorgini, so he washed and waxed it every week before he took it to the custom car center for it's weekly wash and wax. Carson topped off all the fluid levels, and changed the oil, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter just before he paid a mechanic to do them all again. He felt gratified, that it was worth the double work and double cost, when they would tell him "You take better care of your Lambhorgini than any other customer takes care of their car." His need to impress was a success. Carson's wife, however, was not impressed by this senseless double work grind involving the sweat of two's brow, because Carson's modusoperandouble, was also highway jobbery on his wallet. She wasn't impressed by Carson's high way snobbery, either!

Etymology: Modusoperandouble is a pun on modus operandi and highway jobbery is a pun on highway robbery. MODUS OPERANDI - the way and method of doing anything; in this case the way of doing it yourself then paying others to do it again. DOUBLE - twice; as in double the work and double the cost.

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great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:34:00

Yep! I like this one good job! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-26: 16:22:00

Very eMOtional! - Nosila, 2009-03-26: 17:20:00

Very funny - Carson! ha! - splendiction, 2009-03-26: 21:21:00

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Preproprep

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prēprōprep

Sentence: Mitch has a very busy life. That’s why he regularly calls on professionals to handle some of the tasks that others usually handle themselves. The only problem with that is that he doesn’t want to let anybody know how messy he is, so he will preproprep before going to a carwash, hair dresser, or have a cleaning service in.

Etymology: pre (before) + pro (professional) + prep (make ready)

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Prephairedness

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: prep hair ed ness

Sentence: Tressa had touched up her roots and trimmed her bangs the night before. She showered and shampooed her hair three times that morning. She then blew dry her hair with a rolling brush, styled her hair with mousse and curled it with her curling iron. After spending three hours doing her hair, she declared a state of prephairedness and she rushed out of the house to get to her 10:00 am hair appointment. When her stylist saw the roots and her bangs, she asked who had done this to her hair. She replied, "Why, you did!" Little did she know that hair stylists have forensic skills and after intense questioning, our client broke down and admitted her desperation. Her stylist said, "Why Tressa of the Ubervilles, all you had to do was make your appointment a few days sooner!"

Etymology: preparedness(the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action) & Hair (any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal;dense growth of hairs covering the body or parts of it (as on the human head); helps prevent heat loss)

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Remuddle

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-MUDL

Sentence: As always, Darryl hated going to the barber since he knew he'd receive some good natured jibes about his thinning hair, so he once again set out to remuddle his hairdo in an effort to hide the balding areas.

Etymology: Based on 'muddle' (to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble) with prefix 're-' (to do again)...a play on the word 'remodel.

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Nervicecall

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Nur-vis-call

Sentence: "They've seen it all" I kept telling myself as I frantically added bromide to the hot tub and scrubbed at the scum ring along the top. My husband, while taunting me for my extensive preparations for the nervicecall from the spa guy, was spotted surreptiously hosing out the filter.

Etymology: Service call combined with nervous.

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COMMENTS:

LOL! Too funny :) It makes a LOT of sense! You have my vote! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-26: 16:38:00

This is so very clever!! - mweinmann, 2009-03-26: 17:17:00

Good! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 21:16:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-26: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by nosila. Thank you nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-08: 00:23:00
Today's definition was suggested by nosila. Thank you nosila. ~ James

karenanne karenanne - 2010-10-08: 09:13:00
I love this definition - it's so true!

RaunakThomas - 2013-07-27: 10:56:00
ROFL

'Why did you tell the cleaners to come so early?'

DEFINITION: n. Redundant and often clumsy preparations made before meeting with a "professional" -- like a hairdresser, dentist or cleaning lady. v. To prepare for a meeting with a professional by trying to hide the fact that you desperately need their services.

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