Verboticism: Electrolax

'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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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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Crumbudgeon

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Very good! - Mustang, 2009-05-25: 21:02:00

hyperborean Perfect. - hyperborean, 2009-05-27: 23:25:00

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

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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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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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