Verboticism: Revacuee

'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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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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Vaccelibate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: vak-SEL-uh-beyt

Sentence: "Fingernail", who for so long, somehow, managed to avoid being sucked up, finally succumbed. But just after she was lifted up, there was movement inside the bag and she feared she was about to be split in half. There in front of her was her friend, "Cotton-bud" looking used, abused, and a little worse for wear. Blackened by several layers of mascara, and her face covered in rouge, it was the bedraggled "CB" who spoke first. "Where's "Ivory Button," she said. "Oh, you know what it's like, with her its a matter of life-choice, replied Fingernail. Even Casahoova, himself - "Mr Super Deluxe" with his long proboscis and pulling power, couldn't move her. Sure he tried, and really sucked up to her; caressing, cajoling, cooing and wooing. But Heaven forbid she suckmit to him and his pushy ways. She's an inveterate vaccelibate, who wouldn't allow herself to be picked up by a sucker like him."

Etymology: VAC:short for vacuum cleaner & CELIBATE: one who abstains from sexual relations - and, certainly, wouldn't allow him or herself to be "picked-up."

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COMMENTS:

I think she turned Casahoova into Casahoovanovay - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:46:00

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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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Sonnovalint

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: son-of-a-lint

Sentence: No matter how many times I tried, I just couldn't get that sonnovalint off the carpet.

Etymology: son-of-a: a pest or annoying; lint - randoms found on the floor.

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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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Fluffshuffle

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: fluff-shuff-l

Sentence: Colette was a former dancer. She loved to put on 'The Hustle' while she vacuumed the floor, and jiggle around the lounge and breaking into a fluffshuffle when she found bits of obstilint.

Etymology: fluff (stuff to be vacuumed) + shuffle (moving backwards and forwards over a small distance)

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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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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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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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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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