Verboticism: Obstilint

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Relinterate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-lint-er-ate

Sentence: "Let me relinterate," said Marcia, as she dropped the missed lint back in front of the vacuum cleaner for the third time.

Etymology: reiterate: to say or do something repeatedly + lint: clingy piece of fiber or fuzz.

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Very good! - Mustang, 2009-05-25: 21:02:00

hyperborean Perfect. - hyperborean, 2009-05-27: 23:25:00

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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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Resuckle

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - suk - l

Sentence: Gloria decided to resuckle the pieces of newspaper and lint that her gerbils had torn up. No matter how many times she kept sucking up the same debris, it kept coming back out for another round.

Etymology: recycle + suck

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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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Eurekagain

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: yoŏrēkəgen

Sentence: Milly is one to give everybody a second chance. This even applies to dust bunnies. If her sad old vacuum isn’t able to pick up a lump of dust, she has been known to give them the Eurekagain treatment, running over and over these fuzzy little critters usually with less-than-wonderful results. She may even get down on her hands and knees to break up dustballs to make them easier to deal with.

Etymology: eureka (A brand of vaccuum)(a cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something) + again (another time; once more)

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Vacuicide

lplybon

Created by: lplybon

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