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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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Slicandsham

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: SLIC and SHAM

Sentence: Occasionally my wife uses a cleaning service when she is really busy and she needs the place especially clean for some special event she is putting on. Every time she wants the place spic and span clean, we have to go through a slicandsham process to impress the cleaners.

Etymology: play on SPIC-AND-SPAN: a household cleaner; and also meaning immaculately clean, spotless and SLICK: done or made in a way that is clever and efficient but often does not seem to be sincere SHAM: a situation, feeling, system etc. that is not as good or true as it seems

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COMMENTS:

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:36:00

Slic word! - Nosila, 2009-03-26: 17:21:00

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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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Bufferidge

Created by: rickrichards1

Pronunciation:

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Presheen

artr

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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Anticipurge

mrskellyscl

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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Redundental

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ri-duhn-den-tl

Sentence: Tim did such a job of preparing for his tooth cleaning that his visit was largely redundental.

Etymology: redundant (being in excess; exceeding what is usual or natural) + dental (of or pertaining to dentistry or a dentist)

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