Verboticism: Vacuumulate

'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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Dustcusser

artr

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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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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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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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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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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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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Succrelint

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Suck-ree-lint

Sentence: Dana was a neat-freak and couldn't stand her house-mate's cat leaving ginger hairs on the white carpet. She vacuumed and vacuumed but there'd always be one no matter how much she tried, so she bought a new uber-vaccum with industrial power. Now she wouldn't have to succrelint the carpet six times to satisfy her neurosis, in fact.. where was that cat?

Etymology: Succulent - desert plant which sucks water and hold its efficiently, also used by indigenous peoples to suck water from. Suck - what vaccum cleaners do. Succor - assistance, as when you have to run the vacuum over twice.. Relent - give in, yield, get sucked in.. Lint - miscellaneous fluff that's always out of place. Sacrement - rite, ceremony or ritual which is repeated. Some people are quite ritualistic about their lint removal.. Sacrilegious - the disrespectful assault of cats with vacuum cleaners.

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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