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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Cleanfoolerus

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: kleen-fool-er-us

Sentence: Mrs. Prizzy Kanabee Ostentatious busily scrubbed and cleaned her already clean floors walls and silk designer wool carpets before the new servant arrived for an interview. Her husband Mr. Pennypincher Honeydo Ostentatious the III, would often get irritated at Prizzy's "cleanfoolerus" habits and would argue with Prizzy...that keeping up appearances for others was foolish since he was paying for exuberant services they really didn't need becasue that was what stay at home Prizzy did herself... (or so he thought) Mr. Pennypincher Honeydo Ostentatious the III was so angry of Prizzy's "Cleanfoolerusness" because he was missing playing golf with his buddies. Little did Mr. Pennypicher Honeydo Ostentatious the III know that Mrs. Prizzy Kanabee Ostentatious was secretly spending extra money for a cleaning service twice a week that she kept hidden from her husband. Prizzy really did need this new servant to maintain their home for Prizzy to be able to keep going for her afternoon teas at the Ladies Club and shopping sprees in Missisagua.Finally Prizzy wouldn't have to hide the fact she wasn't actually cleaning their house every week...

Etymology: Clean;To tidy up wash and shine,scrub. Fooler; To fool or be fake. Us;Two or more people. Cleanfoolerusness;The act of being Cleanfoolerus.

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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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Modusoperandouble

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: mo dus op er an dub ull

Sentence: Carson wanted everyone to think he took excellent care of his Lambhorgini, so he washed and waxed it every week before he took it to the custom car center for it's weekly wash and wax. Carson topped off all the fluid levels, and changed the oil, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter just before he paid a mechanic to do them all again. He felt gratified, that it was worth the double work and double cost, when they would tell him "You take better care of your Lambhorgini than any other customer takes care of their car." His need to impress was a success. Carson's wife, however, was not impressed by this senseless double work grind involving the sweat of two's brow, because Carson's modusoperandouble, was also highway jobbery on his wallet. She wasn't impressed by Carson's high way snobbery, either!

Etymology: Modusoperandouble is a pun on modus operandi and highway jobbery is a pun on highway robbery. MODUS OPERANDI - the way and method of doing anything; in this case the way of doing it yourself then paying others to do it again. DOUBLE - twice; as in double the work and double the cost.

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COMMENTS:

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:34:00

Yep! I like this one good job! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-26: 16:22:00

Very eMOtional! - Nosila, 2009-03-26: 17:20:00

Very funny - Carson! ha! - splendiction, 2009-03-26: 21:21:00

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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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Desperablution

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dess perr ab loo shun

Sentence: she was so tired from her desperablutions, she fell into a trancindental state during the interview and agreed to pay the cleaner more than she earned herself.

Etymology: desperation, ablutions

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Primpemptive

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: primp/em/tiv

Sentence: As a primpemtive strike before heading off to her hair colourist Sally dyes any telltale roots.

Etymology: primp + preemptive

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COMMENTS:

No fool like an old fool ... perfiction! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-26: 10:07:00

perfect word... - mweinmann, 2009-03-26: 17:17:00

Sally knows how to get to the root of the problem. Great word! - Mustang, 2009-03-26: 22:09:00

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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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Prodiatrist

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: prod-eye-a-trist

Sentence: Conscious of her nobbly toes, Marla, poked and massaged her feet in hope that she could make them look more normal before her appointment with the foot specialist. However, it was useless prodiatrism.

Etymology: prod (poke, press) + podiatrist (foot specialist)

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Badjustments

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bad just ments

Sentence: Slovenlee dipped into the washroom to primp up his eyebrows with a dab of brilcreme before entering the salon; his badjustments, however, didn’t fool any of the salonspatitians. That brow was out of control!

Etymology: From bad and adjustments: adjustments made to impress gone wrong.

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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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