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Hoover, or vacuum cleaner?
Hoover 20%  20%  [ 4 ]
Vacuum cleaner 80%  80%  [ 16 ]
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05 Nov 2019, 6:48 pm

It’s fascinating how people say they “hoover” their carpet.

What do you use: “hoover,” or “vacuum cleaner”?



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05 Nov 2019, 6:51 pm

I think hoovering is a UK and Canadian thing. I notice it when reading British authors.


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05 Nov 2019, 6:53 pm

Older people in the US call their refrigerator “the Frigidaire.”

Up until about 10 years ago, people used to “Xerox” when they made copies.



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05 Nov 2019, 6:55 pm

I say "vacuum". :)



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05 Nov 2019, 9:03 pm

I use a vacuum, and I vacuum my partment. I have never used "Hoover" to mean anything other than a brand name.

I have NEVER heard anyone of any generation ever use "hoover" as a verb, or even as noun for all vacuum cleaners.

Though I do a recall an anectdote mom and dad used to tell about a British couple they met while traveling across Europe way back before I was born. The husband was trying to impress my parents about his knowledge of American politics ...so he pontificated that "Hoover may not have made a great US president, but he sure has been a great head of the FBI!". I told my parents "you should have told that guy that you agreed, and that 'he also manufactures a great vacuum cleaner!'". :lol:

But on the other hand I do use Kleenexes (whether they are made by that company or not), and I still "Xerox" things.



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06 Nov 2019, 12:59 am

I've never heard of anyone in Canada referring to their vacuum cleaner as "Hoover", or use it as a verb. I always thought Hoover was exclusively an American brand. :?



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06 Nov 2019, 3:03 am

Never heard that before.

Where I come from Hoover is a dam.



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06 Nov 2019, 3:25 am

We all say 'hoover' at my house. I know it's wrong, but I say it anyway :lol:. I'm not sure why- maybe because it's shorter to say? Perhaps it is a UK thing, but I know other people here who say 'Vacuum' :scratch:.



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06 Nov 2019, 3:53 am

Can you hoover the stairs? He hoovered it up (as in drugs). Have to get a new hoover.



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06 Nov 2019, 5:09 am

domineekee wrote:
Can you hoover the stairs? He hoovered it up (as in drugs)..


Ya' mean like in snorting a line of coke?

Do folks still 'snort' coke these days?. Or is it all consumed via crack these days? Lol!

Have been around folks who were involved in substance abuse, but Ive never heard that expression. But I can imagine that being a cool piece of slang for consuming a drug via sucking it through your nostril. Making like youre an Electrolux, or a Hoover, and just "hovering up my whole stash! You bastard!" :lol:



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06 Nov 2019, 5:29 am

i've heard of "hoover" used in a sexual sense. also a druggie sense. i say vacuum and vacuuming/vacuumed. my cat says "vakOOM." :cat:



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06 Nov 2019, 5:39 am

naturalplastic wrote:
domineekee wrote:
Can you hoover the stairs? He hoovered it up (as in drugs)..


Ya' mean like in snorting a line of coke?

Do folks still 'snort' coke these days?. Or is it all consumed via crack these days? Lol!

Have been around folks who were involved in substance abuse, but Ive never heard that expression. But I can imagine that being a cool piece of slang for consuming a drug via sucking it through your nostril. Making like youre an Electrolux, or a Hoover, and just "hovering up my whole stash! You bastard!" :lol:

"He hoovered up a fat line of speed and hoovered the entire house, the place looked spotless"



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06 Nov 2019, 8:13 am

I think Vacuum Cleaner



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06 Nov 2019, 9:58 am

domineekee wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
domineekee wrote:
Can you hoover the stairs? He hoovered it up (as in drugs)..


Ya' mean like in snorting a line of coke?

Do folks still 'snort' coke these days?. Or is it all consumed via crack these days? Lol!

Have been around folks who were involved in substance abuse, but Ive never heard that expression. But I can imagine that being a cool piece of slang for consuming a drug via sucking it through your nostril. Making like youre an Electrolux, or a Hoover, and just "hovering up my whole stash! You bastard!" :lol:

"He hoovered up a fat line of speed and hoovered the entire house, the place looked spotless"


:lol:

That's ….one way to get your spring cleaning done!



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06 Nov 2019, 1:03 pm

I might hoover with the hoover or I might vac with the vac.


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