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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Flufferhugger

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fluff/ur/hug/ur

Sentence: I gave up vacuuming and threw out all the carpets just to be free of the flufferhuggers. Now I have a warren of dust bunnies to contend with.

Etymology: fluff + hug + fluffernutter ( a peanut butter marshmallow combination)

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Cute! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 06:41:00

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Hooverproofluff

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

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:

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

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

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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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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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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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Hoovermanuever

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hoo ver man oov er

Sentence: It was a catatonic experience when Miranda did her hoovermaneuver and sucked up half the cat.

Etymology: Hoover (brand of vacuum) & Maneuver (an action aimed at evading an opponent)

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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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Muffigan

Created by: ballandcue

Pronunciation: [muhFF-again]

Sentence: I had to turn up the setting on the vacuum because of a damn muffigan.

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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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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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Magnetalint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mag-NET-eh-lint

Sentence: Valerie loved her new carpeting but hated the way lint would often cling to the shag and defy even her most diligent efforts to vacuum it up and in a moment of angry frustration she labeld the offending fuzz balls as magnetalint for the way they seemed magnetically stuck to the carpet.

Etymology: Blend of magnet and lint

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