Verboticism: Magnetalint

'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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Hoovermanuver

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: who-ver-man-ooh-ver

Sentence: Lisa spent ten minutes passing the vacuum over the lint on her rug in a frantic Hoovermanuvere before she realized she was trying to suck up part of the pattern in the carpet.

Etymology: Hoover (brand of Vacuum) + manuver

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I tried to use "hoover" in a word, but yours is much better. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:40:00

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Lintzilla

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lintzilə

Sentence: Linda knew she was in trouble when she first saw it lurking beneath the sofa. It had apparently resisted previous attempts at extracation. She wasn't sure even her new cyclone vacuum was any match for this dust bunny from Hades, this Lintzilla. She was right. The best she could accomplish was to get the vacuum to choke on a small snippet. To vanquish this villian she had to resort to the ultimate weapon, The Hand!

Etymology: lint (Fuzzy fluff that accumulates on various fabrics) + Godzilla (huge prehistoric monster featured in a series of Japanese films)

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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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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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Magnetalint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Mag - NET - uh - lint

Sentence: Having made repeated passes with the vacuum over the ball of lint only to have it remain attached to the carpet as if by some unseen force, Genevieve gave it the title of magnetalint.

Etymology: Blend of magnetic and lint

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Malintgerer

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: mal/int/gur/ur

Sentence: A malintgerer is a stubborn piece of lint which pretends to be ill to prevent being vacuumed up.

Etymology: malingerer + lint

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Ha! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 19:33:00

Ha! Good word. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 20:08:00

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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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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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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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