Verboticism: Hooverproofluff

'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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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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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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Lintassesment

Created by: Kennecticut

Pronunciation: lint~assesment

Sentence: With her thumb and forefinger lintassesment tool, it was confirmed that this filament could be removed. She turned to page 32 of the manual on ' The right tool for the job' and found she needed the enticement tool, stored adjacent to the crevice tool. Noting the enticement tool has a row of brushes to if not actually vacuum the lint then at least entrap it for later cleaning of the enticement tool itself. The thumb and forefinger lintassesment tool also works well for this specialized task. She might have done just as well utilizing the black slack lint magnet tool. Maybe next time, then she can leave the work up to the professionals and the dry cleaners.

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Hooverproofluff

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Hoo-vur-proo-f-luff

Sentence: Anyone with a dog,cat,or small child will immediately identify with the dilemma of the Hooverproofluff. This may be defined as the conundrum that while most vacuums will readily suck up all manner of valuable and heavy objects, the virtually weightless materials of pet hair and lint from washing baby clothing stubbornly refuse to be picked up, even by the most powerful of domestic or commercial machines

Etymology: Hoover- a popular form of domestic suction machinery / Proof- Sustainable opposition / Fluff- Miscellaneous agglomeration of household dust and small fibrous particulate matter.

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COMMENTS:

I think I saw Billy May talking about this on one of those infomercials. lol Great word and fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-04-04: 06:47:00

so true - and I have a day of vacuuming ahead of me - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:40:00

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Vacuumulate

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (tr.v.)vāk'yōōm-yə-lāt'; (n.) vāk'yōōm-yə-lā'shən

Sentence: Due to the poor quality of her ancient Eureka, it has become necessary for mom to repeatedly vacuumulate extraneous bits of fluff left behind by her cats.

Etymology: vacuum + [accum]ulation

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Velcruzz

Created by: toy4769

Pronunciation: Vell-Cruzz (soft u sound)

Sentence: Regina tried and tried again to the get laundry room rug vacuumed clean, but the seemingly unrelentless velcuzz bits had her hand-pick it clean.

Etymology: Velcro - that amazing hook and latch technology that incorporates some extreme friction with some human engineering. + Fuzz - a synonym for lint that we find ourselves getting out of a dryer, of a chair, or even out of a belly button.

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artr Not to be confused with velcrud which is even harder to get rid of. Nice word! - artr, 2009-05-26: 07:28:00

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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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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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Vacuicide

lplybon

Created by: lplybon

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Revacuee

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ree-vak-you-ee

Sentence: She would have been done vacuuming 10 minutes ago, but she got fuzztrated with a five-time revacuee.

Etymology: re-vacuum, evacuee

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COMMENTS:

excellent purple - I thought you'd go with another one of your wonderful verbots 'carpettunnelsyndrome' - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:36:00

Wow, I don't even remember making that word. Guess I have forgotomy. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 10:59:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 05:04:00

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