Verboticism: Vaccillate

'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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Recapitulint

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: rē'kə-pĭch'ə-lĭnt'

Sentence: Herb couldn't tell what the stubborn little piece of greenish fluff on the carpet in the cargo bay of his Land Rover was, but it refused to be taken after several passes with the ShopVac(tm). Finally he recapitulinted by picking it up and dropping it into the nozzle.

Etymology: 'recap,' to summarize or go over; 'itu,' Bantu translation of 'It's You,' from the song from 'Music Man' ( It's you in the sunrise, it's you in my cup. It's you all the way into town. It's your sweet "Hello, dear" that sets me up And it's your "Got to go, dear" that gets me down, etc.); 'lint,' miscellaneous microscopic mercurial matter.

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COMMENTS:

BTW, "It's You" is quite moving in the Bantu performance of "Music "Man." - stache, 2008-04-04: 07:08:00

another great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:49:00

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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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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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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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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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Malevolint

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: mal-ev-o-lant

Sentence: Jill and her super sucker are no match for the malevolint fiber clinging to the carpet. She tries sucking it, pulling it, and picking it. She finally decides it's easier to call the local store to change the carpet in the room.

Etymology: malevolent,(evil,harmful)/lint(fiber)

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nice - bookowl, 2008-04-04: 15:55:00

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Revacuee

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ree-vak-you-ee

Sentence: She would have been done vacuuming 10 minutes ago, but she got fuzztrated with a five-time revacuee.

Etymology: re-vacuum, evacuee

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excellent purple - I thought you'd go with another one of your wonderful verbots 'carpettunnelsyndrome' - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:36:00

Wow, I don't even remember making that word. Guess I have forgotomy. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 10:59:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 05:04:00

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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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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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Ifatfirstyoudontsuckseed

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: iff aht furst ewe dohnt suk seeeeeed

Sentence: ifatfirstyoudontsuckseed, purrsevere

Etymology: if at first you don'r succeed, suck

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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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