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DEFINITION: n. The tight-packed wads of fluff found in the dryer after doing laundry. v. To uncurl and dissect the fluff found in a dryer while trying to figure what it once was.

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Archefluffogy

Created by: Toaster

Pronunciation: Ark e fluf o ge

Sentence: Sally was curious about what the fluff in the dryer might have once been, so she decided to engage in the enthralling activity of archefluffogy.

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Fiberspace

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fy ber spays

Sentence: Fyberspace is that mysterious area where some socks go to unravel, while their mates disappear into the dryer vortex. All the effluvium of the dryer compresses itself into fyberspace and waits in the lint trap until it overflows and can jump out and run free on the laundry floor. It ultimately is the laundry lint limbo, the precursor of the washday blues and a reason to sneeze twenty times.

Etymology: Fiber (a material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth) & Space(the unlimited expanse in which everything is located;an area reserved for some particular purpose) & Play on Cyberspace(computer network)

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Washntear

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: wash and tair

Sentence: Joe decided he really didn’t need a new watch – he had a cell phone. Where did that receipt for the watch go!? And, where did he leave his phone this time? Joe remembered he left his trousers on the floor, a sign indicating their need of a wash. He stealthily made his way downstairs in the dark to the basement laundrytank, opened the hatch and began rummaging through cool clothing tangles. Ah! there they were! Joe deftly slipped a cold hand into his trouser pocket, then, the other – no phone. However, he did pull out the damp washntears of what appeared to be his receipt! After careful washntearing apart the washntear, he had managed to see faded scrawls on paper tears, of what, he could not read. He looked at the new watch on his wrist: at least he had the time!

Etymology: washntear n or v. A play on the marketing term "washnwear". It is from "washnwear", material that purports to need no ironing after washing and "tear", to pull apart, ruin.

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Furensics

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: furr ehn ziks

Sentence: His furensic examination of the siemens led him to believe that the bosch had led the detail but there had been a paws before final extermination.

Etymology: forensic fur

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puntastic - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-18: 13:19:00

like it! - mweinmann, 2009-02-19: 08:28:00

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Lintpearls

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lintpərlz

Sentence: Amongst her skills as a mother Sandy now claims archeologist. When she does the laundry, she will occasionally miss some piece of paper that was stuffed in one of her kid’s pockets. She then has to carefully dissect the resulting lintpearls to discover what note or notice she missed. Just last week she used her tweezers and Xacto to reconstruct a teacher/parent conference appointment.

Etymology: lint (short, fine fibers that separate from the surface of cloth or yarn during processing) + pearls (a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusk and highly prized as a gem)

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Fibreobjects

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: ˈfʌɪ:bə:ˈɒbd:ʒɪkts

Sentence: Sloppy Joe's belly button was a subject of endless examination. When it came to cleaning the filter of his washing machine, he knew exactly what to do, there goes the weekend, he was overcome with fibreobjects. Call my fluff, that's a word baby.

Etymology: Entangling of 1 -)Fibre: Being made of strands. 2 -)Objects: Is supposed to be opposed but is really something. When said altogether not very obviously a pun on "fiber optics" - the means by which a cyborg is able to see. Part of a device used to make an image by transmission of light.

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Hampster

Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [ham-pster]

Sentence: Slogging throught one's laundry was one thing, Hannah decided, but dehampsterfying Andy's dryer was rather like mucking out the stables and required a degree in zoology.

Etymology: Mash up of Hamper, a large basket or other receptacle, usually with a cover as in for clothes and Hamster a short-tailed, stout-bodied, burrowing rodent.

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Eniglint

SamusMan

Created by: SamusMan

Pronunciation:

Sentence: "No, honey. You can still wear that shirt--it's just got some eniglint stuck to it is all."

Etymology: Enigma + Lint

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Rimlint

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: rihm-lihnt

Sentence: Mrs. Edith Estelle Austin won prizes every year for her orchids. She had shared with no one her secret: she was sure it was the rimlint she had the pleasure of gathering from her dryer. After each load, she would run the tips of her fingers over the soft links of metal in the screen at the edge of the dryer's round mouth. Next, she ran the fluff over the drippings of laundry detergent always left on top of the dryer, cleaning it in the process--oh, the joys of housekeeping!. Kept in a jar, over the course of a few months, the thoroughly moistened rimlint would ferment. When perfected, she would dilute the brew with water and add a teaspoon or so each time she watered her orchids. She also found rubbing it on her elbows helped her arthritis.

Etymology: Combination of RIM, the outer edge of something + LINT, fine bits of fiber or fluff; also a play on REMNANT, something left over

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Great story - funny, even if Edith is a bit twisted! - splendiction, 2009-02-18: 12:48:00

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Fuzzmunnies

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: fuzz muh nees

Sentence: Tight wads of paper appear on top of the clothes in the dryer. If we are lucky, those aridonesies are only fuzzyonesies, but all too often, those fuzz bunnies are more costly fuzzmunnies.

Etymology: fuzz, money - paper money turned into tightwads of fuzzy balls in the dryer. Of course, fuzzmunnies is the obvious play on dust bunnies, the slang term for balls of lint and dust.

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Darn! Those fuzz bunnies are back briefly again this week! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-18: 01:30:00

How bout some fuzz mummies? - mweinmann, 2009-02-18: 08:25:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-18: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by artr. Thank you artr. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-01: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by artr. Thank you artr. ~ James

artipt - 2018-09-01: 11:49:00
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