Verboticism: Hoovermanuver

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Electrolax

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee lek tro lax

Sentence: When Jane Edgar Hoover tried to clean the cat hair from her rugs, she found her vacuum cleaner became an Electrolax. That nice door-to-door salesman had showed her the tufts of cat hair he had collected with the machine he sold her. She just failed to notice by now that the ones he emptied from the demo machine were a black color...unlike her Ginger Tom, Marmalade's, natural fur colour.

Etymology: Electrolux (The Electrolux Group is a Swedish appliance maker, including vacuum cleaners) & Lax (tolerant or lenient)

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Novacuatelint

Created by: scarletzinc

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: Not evacuating lint

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Hoovermaneuver

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hoo ver man oo ver

Sentence: Al Capone was one nasty gangster who terrorized Chicago during Prohibition. Despite many arrests by the FBI, he always slithered out of their reach by having even more dishonest lawyers and buying out the police, judges and city officials. The FBI called in the Treasury and under Eliot Ness, Capone was eventually caught on tax evasion and sentenced to life. This hoovermaneuver sucked him out of mainstream, like a piece of lint into a giant canister until he died in prison of syphilis. Here endeth the lesson.

Etymology: Hoover (vacuum cleaner brand;lawyer who director of the FBI for 48 years)

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Vacuumulate

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (tr.v.)vāk'yōōm-yə-lāt'; (n.) vāk'yōōm-yə-lā'shən

Sentence: Due to the poor quality of her ancient Eureka, it has become necessary for mom to repeatedly vacuumulate extraneous bits of fluff left behind by her cats.

Etymology: vacuum + [accum]ulation

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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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Unrelinting

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: un - ree - lint - ing

Sentence: Despite numerous attempts to suck up the bright purple piece of lint, the fiber was unrelinting. Todd could just not explain it and became more determined than ever that it would be Hoover and not himself that would do the final pick up....

Etymology: unrelenting (persistent: never-ceasing), 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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Dustcusser

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: duhst-kuhs-er

Sentence: Denise is an animal lover but she has absolutely no sympathy for dust bunnies. She likes nothing better than the whoomp sound of a clump of lint going up the hose of her vacuum. Nothing turns her into a dustcusser faster than a clump of fuzz that clings to the floor, refusing to succumb to the Hoover.

Etymology: dustbuster (a handheld cordless vacuum cleaner) + cusser (someone who swears; curses)

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Vaccillate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: vaks'/i/late

Sentence: Dylan Dyson, Danbarry Cinema employee, had a difficult time dealing with the dirt and debris on the theater's Dalton carpet. The lint in the lobby had latched on like a limpet to limestone. The threads in the theater had thoroughly thwarted him. In the vestibule the vexed vacuumer decided that hand-feeding the sweeper had lost all its charm, and somebody else could vaccillate all that lint. He assigned the task to a junior associate.

Etymology: vacuum + vacillate

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