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'When am I going to get a real holiday?'

DEFINITION: v., To run out of batteries during the holidays, especially on Christmas morning when all the kids and half the adults are screaming for their new toys. n., A battery or personal energy shortage created by over-consumption.

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Batolac

Slevara

Created by: Slevara

Pronunciation: bat-oh-lack

Sentence: Adj. Christmas was cancelled this year due to Santa's batolac attitude. N. Santa is such a batolac! I can't believe we had to cancel Christmas just because he fell asleep while basting the turkey. Adj. I think these batteries are batolac. We need to buy some more.

Etymology: "The batterers of lack" -Originally used to describe the men who carried battering rams when they ran out of energy before reaching their mark. Modern use has transferred use to mean batteries that have run out of energy or a person who has run out of energy before the event they were preparing for.

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Lacknicad

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: LAK-nih-kad

Sentence: Suddenly realizing that his supply of batteries for toys, clocks and other gifts had run out, Lionel suffered a bout of clinical lacknicad depression.

Etymology: Blend of lack, and nicad, short for nickel cadmium, a type of battery.

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Asaltonbattery

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a salt on batt er ee

Sentence: When Mimi forgot to pack fresh double AA's with the Christmas toys,she went ballistic and she was charged with asaltonbattery.

Etymology: assault & battery

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Listlessmess

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: list less mess

Sentence: Adults have more Christmas lists than kids. Kids have one Christmas list-en-up of what they want. Adults have a gift list of what to buy to glisten their kids eyes. A liquor list to glisten other adults eyes. A too-cook list that glistens everyone's eyes. Adults work feverishly to complete their lists. They list up, list in, list do, and eventually expend so much energy as they list down, by Christmas morning they are a listlessmess.

Etymology: LISTLESSNESS - lacking energy. MESS - in a muddle due to a lack of energy.

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COMMENTS:

Oh, so accurate. - Ismelstar, 2008-12-24: 12:32:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-24: 15:14:00

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Yuletired

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: yool-tie-erd

Sentence: At the end of it all i was so yuletired i could hardly speak

Etymology: tired, yuletide

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Voltlack

Created by: monkeywithamonocle

Pronunciation: Volt-lack

Sentence: To lack (battery) power. On Christmas morning it became apparent as George's toys were opened that we had an extreme case of voltlack. Of all the mornings to have voltlacked this was the worst.

Etymology: Volt (unit of power) - lack

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Xcessmas

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eksesməs

Sentence: Kris finally had enough of Xcessmas and collapsed into his Lazyboy to sleep for a week.

Etymology: excess (an amount of something that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable) + Xmas (shortened version of Christmas)

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Sounds like a good idea! - Nosila, 2009-12-25: 10:07:00

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Noelosingit

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōeloōzngit

Sentence: Joanne didn’t know she was noelosingit until Christmas morning when she couldn’t find the turkey planned for that night’s dinner. It was only then that she realized that, in a wrapping frenzy on Christmas Eve she had wrapped the turkey, 2 cans of cranberry sauce and 5 pounds of potatoes. As she quietly unwrapped her erroneous gifts she wondered if the images of Santa that had bled through the wrapping paper would remain after the baking.

Etymology: Noel (Christmas) + losing it (having things get out of hand, going slightly nuts)

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Dudevorce

Created by: hanu73

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Festique

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/teeg

Sentence: Festigue usually sets in about noon on Christmas Eve because of all the shopping and partying the last two weeks. I'm just too tired to enjoy the holiday.

Etymology: festive + fatigue

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Speaking of holidays -- I am taking some. So for the next two weeks, we will be showcasing our Verbotomy favorites from the past year. We will kick off 2008 with a new season starting on January 7th. Best wishes to everyone. And I hope you all get pleasantly Merrynaded! ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2007-12-21: 04:19:00
Thanks for Verbotomy, James. Seasonal Greetings to all.

Jabberwocky - 2007-12-21: 06:01:00
I'll add my best wishes as well to a crazy creative bunch who help jump start my brain cells every morning - Happy holidays

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 09:54:00
Oh no! Only three days to Christmas and I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet. I have a feeling I am going to be overcome by spendementia. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-12-21: 13:54:00
Hope everyone has a cool yule and gets lots of figgies in their pudding!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-25: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

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