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Hoovermanuver

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: who-ver-man-ooh-ver

Sentence: Lisa spent ten minutes passing the vacuum over the lint on her rug in a frantic Hoovermanuvere before she realized she was trying to suck up part of the pattern in the carpet.

Etymology: Hoover (brand of Vacuum) + manuver

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I tried to use "hoover" in a word, but yours is much better. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:40:00

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Vaccillate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: vaks'/i/late

Sentence: Dylan Dyson, Danbarry Cinema employee, had a difficult time dealing with the dirt and debris on the theater's Dalton carpet. The lint in the lobby had latched on like a limpet to limestone. The threads in the theater had thoroughly thwarted him. In the vestibule the vexed vacuumer decided that hand-feeding the sweeper had lost all its charm, and somebody else could vaccillate all that lint. He assigned the task to a junior associate.

Etymology: vacuum + vacillate

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Unrelinting

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: un - ree - lint - ing

Sentence: Despite numerous attempts to suck up the bright purple piece of lint, the fiber was unrelinting. Todd could just not explain it and became more determined than ever that it would be Hoover and not himself that would do the final pick up....

Etymology: unrelenting (persistent: never-ceasing), lint

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Flufferhugger

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fluff/ur/hug/ur

Sentence: I gave up vacuuming and threw out all the carpets just to be free of the flufferhuggers. Now I have a warren of dust bunnies to contend with.

Etymology: fluff + hug + fluffernutter ( a peanut butter marshmallow combination)

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COMMENTS:

Cute! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 06:41:00

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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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Suctioenable

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: Suck-shi-en-ay-bull

Sentence: The process of suctioenabling the vacuum as it missed toenail, after finger, after earlobe was not the most efficient method for Roger to dispose of his ex-wife's body, but it certainly was entertaining. He picked up several teeth and dropped them in front of the upright, grinning Cheshire as they rattled into the dust trap.

Etymology: suction + enable

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COMMENTS:

But did he have to stop and change the bag? Heh. - Jamagra, 2008-04-04: 08:18:00

Do you write horror films in your spare time? Great sentence but a little creepy. - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:43:00

Haha, no I don't write much other than these verbotomy nanostories. I've been hitting the blood and guts a bit heavy as of late, haven't I? - Banky, 2008-04-04: 10:05:00

that's okay - your writing is great no matter the genre - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 12:14:00

Yeah, Banky's mini-stories are good stuff. The sick, twisted and gory kind of good... - Tigger, 2008-04-04: 16:21:00

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Magnetalint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mag-NET-eh-lint

Sentence: Valerie loved her new carpeting but hated the way lint would often cling to the shag and defy even her most diligent efforts to vacuum it up and in a moment of angry frustration she labeld the offending fuzz balls as magnetalint for the way they seemed magnetically stuck to the carpet.

Etymology: Blend of magnet and lint

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Recapitulint

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: rē'kə-pĭch'ə-lĭnt'

Sentence: Herb couldn't tell what the stubborn little piece of greenish fluff on the carpet in the cargo bay of his Land Rover was, but it refused to be taken after several passes with the ShopVac(tm). Finally he recapitulinted by picking it up and dropping it into the nozzle.

Etymology: 'recap,' to summarize or go over; 'itu,' Bantu translation of 'It's You,' from the song from 'Music Man' ( It's you in the sunrise, it's you in my cup. It's you all the way into town. It's your sweet "Hello, dear" that sets me up And it's your "Got to go, dear" that gets me down, etc.); 'lint,' miscellaneous microscopic mercurial matter.

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BTW, "It's You" is quite moving in the Bantu performance of "Music "Man." - stache, 2008-04-04: 07:08:00

another great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:49:00

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Relintroduce

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ree-LIN-truh-doos/

Sentence: Wanda had run the vacuum cleaner back and forth over the same bit of blue fluff five times now, and she was beginning to get annoyed — both at the lint, for clinging so stubbornly, and at the vacuum, which kept failing to pick it up. For the third time, she bent down and plucked the lint from the carpet. Feeling a little sarcastic this time though, she showed the lint to the vacuum and relintroduced them, saying "Vacuum, meet lint; lint, meet vacuum." As she placed the lint in front of the vacuum, Wanda told it, "Mr. Vaccum's going to take you someplace where lots of other bits of fluff and lint hang out. You go with him, okay?" and tried it once more.

Etymology: Blend of: Reintroduce - to acquaint with, or bring into notice again (from Latin, re- "again" & intrōdūcere "to lead inside") + Lint - clinging bits of fiber and fluff; fuzz (from Middle French, linette "grain of flax")

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COMMENTS:

didn't see this yesterday - great word - bookowl, 2008-04-05: 12:16:00

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Magnetalint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Mag - NET - uh - lint

Sentence: Having made repeated passes with the vacuum over the ball of lint only to have it remain attached to the carpet as if by some unseen force, Genevieve gave it the title of magnetalint.

Etymology: Blend of magnetic and lint

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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

'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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