Verboticism: Sonnovalint

'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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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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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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Relinterate

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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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Muffigan

Created by: ballandcue

Pronunciation: [muhFF-again]

Sentence: I had to turn up the setting on the vacuum because of a damn muffigan.

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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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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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Worldcupsuccor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wirld kup sokkor

Sentence: It was already a year away, but still the agencies vied to carry the games leading up to the big match. World Cup Soccer was like the world's biggest vacuum match or in this case, worldcupsuccor...try your hardest, with all your great equipment and sponsorship, but your chances of winning were split out against each small nation who dared have a team who came back, again and again.

Etymology: World Cup Soccer (The biggest sporting event on the planet, televised every four years.) & Succor (assistance in time of difficulty;help in a difficult situation)& Sucker (a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of; a machine with a big sucker on it, to remove debris)

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A new kind of fuzz....err....football. - Mustang, 2009-05-25: 21:03:00

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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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COMMENTS:

didn't see this yesterday - great word - bookowl, 2008-04-05: 12:16:00

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Redysonized

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ree-dye-son-ized

Sentence: Kelly Kitaen redysonized all the pesky fur that didn't want to get sucked up off her white carpet.

Etymology: To vacuum over again with your Dyson vacuum cleaner

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Lintassesment

Created by: Kennecticut

Pronunciation: lint~assesment

Sentence: With her thumb and forefinger lintassesment tool, it was confirmed that this filament could be removed. She turned to page 32 of the manual on ' The right tool for the job' and found she needed the enticement tool, stored adjacent to the crevice tool. Noting the enticement tool has a row of brushes to if not actually vacuum the lint then at least entrap it for later cleaning of the enticement tool itself. The thumb and forefinger lintassesment tool also works well for this specialized task. She might have done just as well utilizing the black slack lint magnet tool. Maybe next time, then she can leave the work up to the professionals and the dry cleaners.

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