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'Let's try this again with extra suction.'

DEFINITION: v. To pick up a piece of lint from the floor that your vacuum missed, and then drop it in front of the vacuum again, to give the vacuum another chance to suck it up. n. A piece of lint that a vacuum will not pick up.

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Vaccelibate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: vak-SEL-uh-beyt

Sentence: "Fingernail", who for so long, somehow, managed to avoid being sucked up, finally succumbed. But just after she was lifted up, there was movement inside the bag and she feared she was about to be split in half. There in front of her was her friend, "Cotton-bud" looking used, abused, and a little worse for wear. Blackened by several layers of mascara, and her face covered in rouge, it was the bedraggled "CB" who spoke first. "Where's "Ivory Button," she said. "Oh, you know what it's like, with her its a matter of life-choice, replied Fingernail. Even Casahoova, himself - "Mr Super Deluxe" with his long proboscis and pulling power, couldn't move her. Sure he tried, and really sucked up to her; caressing, cajoling, cooing and wooing. But Heaven forbid she suckmit to him and his pushy ways. She's an inveterate vaccelibate, who wouldn't allow herself to be picked up by a sucker like him."

Etymology: VAC:short for vacuum cleaner & CELIBATE: one who abstains from sexual relations - and, certainly, wouldn't allow him or herself to be "picked-up."

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COMMENTS:

I think she turned Casahoova into Casahoovanovay - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:46:00

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Crumbudgeon

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: cruhm-uh-jihn

Sentence: She didn't spend $400.00 on a vacum cleaner and expect to have to bend over and feed it every crumbudgeon.

Etymology: crumb (a small fragment [esp. of bread]) + curmudgeon (a crusty, ill-tempered and usu. old man)

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Muffigan

Created by: ballandcue

Pronunciation: [muhFF-again]

Sentence: I had to turn up the setting on the vacuum because of a damn muffigan.

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Hoovermanuever

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hoo ver man oov er

Sentence: It was a catatonic experience when Miranda did her hoovermaneuver and sucked up half the cat.

Etymology: Hoover (brand of vacuum) & Maneuver (an action aimed at evading an opponent)

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Novacuatelint

Created by: scarletzinc

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: Not evacuating lint

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Obstilint

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ob/stuh/lint

Sentence: Bits of wool, small strands of thread and other pieces of tiny clothing fuzz on the carpet are just too obstilint for my Hoover vacuum to pick up on the first run so I have to manually assist their trip to the dirt bag.

Etymology: obstinate + lint

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COMMENTS:

excellint! - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:37:00

Nice word! - Banky, 2008-04-04: 10:02:00

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 20:09:00

Great word, StevO - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 05:03:00

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Superfluffluent

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: soo-per-fluff-floo-ent

Sentence: Desmond liked clean floors. He was constantly sweeping and vacuuming his apartment to an obsession. You would be hard pressed to find any dust bunnies under any furniture or his bed. That is, until his girlfriend recently moved in with her long-haired torti, Fluffhead. Now Fluffhead is a sociable cat who likes to rub up against you or jump up and nestle in your lap, leaving patches of fur that drives Desmond bonkers. Fluffy left a trail of her superfluffluent everywhere, which seemed not to be affected by the vacuum cleaner. Any guesses as to how long this relationship will last?

Etymology: super, from superfluous + fluff + effluent, as in waste

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Great word! It's fun to say...over and over. LOL - Mustang, 2008-04-04: 04:57:00

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Electrolax

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee lek tro lax

Sentence: When Jane Edgar Hoover tried to clean the cat hair from her rugs, she found her vacuum cleaner became an Electrolax. That nice door-to-door salesman had showed her the tufts of cat hair he had collected with the machine he sold her. She just failed to notice by now that the ones he emptied from the demo machine were a black color...unlike her Ginger Tom, Marmalade's, natural fur colour.

Etymology: Electrolux (The Electrolux Group is a Swedish appliance maker, including vacuum cleaners) & Lax (tolerant or lenient)

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Hoovermaneuver

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hoo ver man oo ver

Sentence: Al Capone was one nasty gangster who terrorized Chicago during Prohibition. Despite many arrests by the FBI, he always slithered out of their reach by having even more dishonest lawyers and buying out the police, judges and city officials. The FBI called in the Treasury and under Eliot Ness, Capone was eventually caught on tax evasion and sentenced to life. This hoovermaneuver sucked him out of mainstream, like a piece of lint into a giant canister until he died in prison of syphilis. Here endeth the lesson.

Etymology: Hoover (vacuum cleaner brand;lawyer who director of the FBI for 48 years)

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Ifatfirstyoudontsuckseed

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: iff aht furst ewe dohnt suk seeeeeed

Sentence: ifatfirstyoudontsuckseed, purrsevere

Etymology: if at first you don'r succeed, suck

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-04: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by doseydotes. Thank you doseydotes. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-04: 06:52:00
recapitulint

stache - 2008-04-04: 07:08:00
(oops. it's early here.)

Jamagra - 2008-04-04: 08:22:00
I think this one was an actual Sniglet back in the day... can't remember the word, though. :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-04: 11:06:00
Hey Jamagra, I think that sniglet was "carpetuation", which very good because it does seem to take long time to vacuum up a cat. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-25: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by doseydotes. Thank you doseydotes. ~ James