Verboticism: Preproprep

'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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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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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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Fauxlishness

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: foh-lihsh-nehs

Sentence: Fulvia's life was full of fauxlishness. Not only did she dye her roots before going to the hairdressers and blame the Care Bears for her immaculate house when the cleaning lady arrived, but she had two dentists and two spiritual confessors in two different cities.

Etymology: Using FAUX, meaning fake or artificial + a play on FOOLISHNESS, meaning a lack of good sense or judgement

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COMMENTS:

heheh - galwaywegian, 2009-03-26: 08:55:00

Funny! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 09:21:00

Excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-03-26: 21:17:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preproprep

artr

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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