Verboticism: Cleanfoolerus

'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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Bedlamouflage

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bed lam o flahj

Sentence: As the doorbell announcing the arrival of their new cleaning lady rang, they looked around. The bedlamouflage would work as long as she didn't touch the cupboard door, look in the guest bathroom and the sedatives they'd given the cat didn't wear off too soon.

Etymology: bedlam, camouflage

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COMMENTS:

:-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-26: 10:02:00

Funny beddy bye-bye story! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-26: 10:15:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:32:00

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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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Presheen

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prēshēn

Sentence: Despite the fact that she was of legal age doesn't mean that Martha can't also be a presheen. Before she takes her car to the car wash she details it herself. Before she goes to her goes to her regular dentist for an annual check-up she will go to another for a dental cleaning. Her children have been known to go into hiding if she mentions the need for a haircut.

Etymology: pre (before) + sheen (shine or cause to shine softly) a play off of preteen

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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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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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Fakeitz

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: fake-its

Sentence: Buffy would often rush her husband, Biffy to clean before the maid arrived, and he would snarl and call her a fakeitz, for not allowing anyone to see the real way they lived.

Etymology: Fake- It-

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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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Forexperfix

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: four-x-per-fix

Sentence: Trudie forexperfixed her house right before the cleaning lady came, and soon realized that after her cleaning lady finished, her house seemed dirtier than before.

Etymology: fore + expert + fix

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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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Anticipurge

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: an-tis-i-purge

Sentence: Harry was horrified when he got to work and realized that the housekeeper was coming to clean his apartment today and he had forgotten to anticipurge the girly magazines from the bathroom.

Etymology: anticipate -- get ready, prepare, purge -- cleanse, purify

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I like it! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 09:29:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:32:00

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