Verboticism: Hooverproofluff

'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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Relinterate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-lint-er-ate

Sentence: "Let me relinterate," said Marcia, as she dropped the missed lint back in front of the vacuum cleaner for the third time.

Etymology: reiterate: to say or do something repeatedly + lint: clingy piece of fiber or fuzz.

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COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-05-25: 21:02:00

hyperborean Perfect. - hyperborean, 2009-05-27: 23:25:00

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Velcruzz

Created by: toy4769

Pronunciation: Vell-Cruzz (soft u sound)

Sentence: Regina tried and tried again to the get laundry room rug vacuumed clean, but the seemingly unrelentless velcuzz bits had her hand-pick it clean.

Etymology: Velcro - that amazing hook and latch technology that incorporates some extreme friction with some human engineering. + Fuzz - a synonym for lint that we find ourselves getting out of a dryer, of a chair, or even out of a belly button.

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COMMENTS:

artr Not to be confused with velcrud which is even harder to get rid of. Nice word! - artr, 2009-05-26: 07:28:00

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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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Eurekagain

artr

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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Rehoover

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēhoōvər

Sentence: Krissie believes in fair play. She gives everyone and everything a second and maybe a third chance. When her vacuum seemed to ignore a dust bunny, she attempted to rehoover it. She then picked up and stuck it directly in the extension hose. No effect. Finally she opened the dirt receptacle and dropped it in. She then praised Hoover because she is committed to positive-reinforcement training.

Etymology: re (once more; afresh; anew) + Hoover (vacuum brand)

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Relintroduce

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ree-LIN-truh-doos/

Sentence: Wanda had run the vacuum cleaner back and forth over the same bit of blue fluff five times now, and she was beginning to get annoyed — both at the lint, for clinging so stubbornly, and at the vacuum, which kept failing to pick it up. For the third time, she bent down and plucked the lint from the carpet. Feeling a little sarcastic this time though, she showed the lint to the vacuum and relintroduced them, saying "Vacuum, meet lint; lint, meet vacuum." As she placed the lint in front of the vacuum, Wanda told it, "Mr. Vaccum's going to take you someplace where lots of other bits of fluff and lint hang out. You go with him, okay?" and tried it once more.

Etymology: Blend of: Reintroduce - to acquaint with, or bring into notice again (from Latin, re- "again" & intrōdūcere "to lead inside") + Lint - clinging bits of fiber and fluff; fuzz (from Middle French, linette "grain of flax")

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didn't see this yesterday - great word - bookowl, 2008-04-05: 12:16:00

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Worldcupsuccor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wirld kup sokkor

Sentence: It was already a year away, but still the agencies vied to carry the games leading up to the big match. World Cup Soccer was like the world's biggest vacuum match or in this case, worldcupsuccor...try your hardest, with all your great equipment and sponsorship, but your chances of winning were split out against each small nation who dared have a team who came back, again and again.

Etymology: World Cup Soccer (The biggest sporting event on the planet, televised every four years.) & Succor (assistance in time of difficulty;help in a difficult situation)& Sucker (a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of; a machine with a big sucker on it, to remove debris)

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A new kind of fuzz....err....football. - Mustang, 2009-05-25: 21:03:00

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Novacuatelint

Created by: scarletzinc

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Etymology: Not evacuating lint

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Crumbudgeon

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: cruhm-uh-jihn

Sentence: She didn't spend $400.00 on a vacum cleaner and expect to have to bend over and feed it every crumbudgeon.

Etymology: crumb (a small fragment [esp. of bread]) + curmudgeon (a crusty, ill-tempered and usu. old man)

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Resuckle

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - suk - l

Sentence: Gloria decided to resuckle the pieces of newspaper and lint that her gerbils had torn up. No matter how many times she kept sucking up the same debris, it kept coming back out for another round.

Etymology: recycle + suck

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