Verboticism: Hooverproofluff

Hooverproofluff

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

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.

Pronunciation: Hoo-vur-proo-f-luff

Sentence: Anyone with a dog,cat,or small child will immediately identify with the dilemma of the Hooverproofluff. This may be defined as the conundrum that while most vacuums will readily suck up all manner of valuable and heavy objects, the virtually weightless materials of pet hair and lint from washing baby clothing stubbornly refuse to be picked up, even by the most powerful of domestic or commercial machines

Etymology: Hoover- a popular form of domestic suction machinery / Proof- Sustainable opposition / Fluff- Miscellaneous agglomeration of household dust and small fibrous particulate matter.

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Comments: Hooverproofluff

Mustang - 2008-04-04: 06:47:00
I think I saw Billy May talking about this on one of those infomercials. lol Great word and fun to say.

Jabberwocky - 2008-04-04: 08:40:00
so true - and I have a day of vacuuming ahead of me