Verboticism: Muffigan

'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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Vaccelibate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: vak-SEL-uh-beyt

Sentence: "Fingernail", who for so long, somehow, managed to avoid being sucked up, finally succumbed. But just after she was lifted up, there was movement inside the bag and she feared she was about to be split in half. There in front of her was her friend, "Cotton-bud" looking used, abused, and a little worse for wear. Blackened by several layers of mascara, and her face covered in rouge, it was the bedraggled "CB" who spoke first. "Where's "Ivory Button," she said. "Oh, you know what it's like, with her its a matter of life-choice, replied Fingernail. Even Casahoova, himself - "Mr Super Deluxe" with his long proboscis and pulling power, couldn't move her. Sure he tried, and really sucked up to her; caressing, cajoling, cooing and wooing. But Heaven forbid she suckmit to him and his pushy ways. She's an inveterate vaccelibate, who wouldn't allow herself to be picked up by a sucker like him."

Etymology: VAC:short for vacuum cleaner & CELIBATE: one who abstains from sexual relations - and, certainly, wouldn't allow him or herself to be "picked-up."

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I think she turned Casahoova into Casahoovanovay - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:46:00

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Obstilint

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ob/stuh/lint

Sentence: Bits of wool, small strands of thread and other pieces of tiny clothing fuzz on the carpet are just too obstilint for my Hoover vacuum to pick up on the first run so I have to manually assist their trip to the dirt bag.

Etymology: obstinate + lint

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excellint! - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:37:00

Nice word! - Banky, 2008-04-04: 10:02:00

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 20:09:00

Great word, StevO - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 05:03:00

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Succrelint

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Suck-ree-lint

Sentence: Dana was a neat-freak and couldn't stand her house-mate's cat leaving ginger hairs on the white carpet. She vacuumed and vacuumed but there'd always be one no matter how much she tried, so she bought a new uber-vaccum with industrial power. Now she wouldn't have to succrelint the carpet six times to satisfy her neurosis, in fact.. where was that cat?

Etymology: Succulent - desert plant which sucks water and hold its efficiently, also used by indigenous peoples to suck water from. Suck - what vaccum cleaners do. Succor - assistance, as when you have to run the vacuum over twice.. Relent - give in, yield, get sucked in.. Lint - miscellaneous fluff that's always out of place. Sacrement - rite, ceremony or ritual which is repeated. Some people are quite ritualistic about their lint removal.. Sacrilegious - the disrespectful assault of cats with vacuum cleaners.

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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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Eurekagain

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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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Fuzztrated

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fuz-trayt-ehd

Sentence: Wanda was growing ever more fuzztrated by the lint ball that her vaccum simply refused to pick up even after more than a dozen attempts.

Etymology: Blend of 'fuzz' (fine light particles or fibers (as of down or fluff) and 'frustrated' (to make ineffectual : bring to nothing (2): impede, obstruct)

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Superfluffluent

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: soo-per-fluff-floo-ent

Sentence: Desmond liked clean floors. He was constantly sweeping and vacuuming his apartment to an obsession. You would be hard pressed to find any dust bunnies under any furniture or his bed. That is, until his girlfriend recently moved in with her long-haired torti, Fluffhead. Now Fluffhead is a sociable cat who likes to rub up against you or jump up and nestle in your lap, leaving patches of fur that drives Desmond bonkers. Fluffy left a trail of her superfluffluent everywhere, which seemed not to be affected by the vacuum cleaner. Any guesses as to how long this relationship will last?

Etymology: super, from superfluous + fluff + effluent, as in waste

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Great word! It's fun to say...over and over. LOL - Mustang, 2008-04-04: 04:57:00

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Muffigan

Created by: ballandcue

Pronunciation: [muhFF-again]

Sentence: I had to turn up the setting on the vacuum because of a damn muffigan.

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Novacuatelint

Created by: scarletzinc

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Etymology: Not evacuating lint

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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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