Verboticism: Crumbudgeon

'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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Rehoover

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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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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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Vaccillate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: vaks'/i/late

Sentence: Dylan Dyson, Danbarry Cinema employee, had a difficult time dealing with the dirt and debris on the theater's Dalton carpet. The lint in the lobby had latched on like a limpet to limestone. The threads in the theater had thoroughly thwarted him. In the vestibule the vexed vacuumer decided that hand-feeding the sweeper had lost all its charm, and somebody else could vaccillate all that lint. He assigned the task to a junior associate.

Etymology: vacuum + vacillate

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