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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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Electonicrisis

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ee-lek-tron'-i-kry-sis/

Sentence: With all of the battery-operated toys, gadgets and gizmos Adam had bought for the family this holiday, he had somehow forgotten to purchase batteries, and the ensuing electronicrisis forced him to go out looking for batteries in bulk, despite his hollythargic state.

Etymology: electronic (from Greek ēlektron "amber" & -ic "-like") + crisis (Greek, krísis "decision")

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COMMENTS:

*Science Content Warning* Apparently rubbing amber creates static electrical potential, which is perhaps why the Greeks associated amber with electricity, or at least the unexplained force that attracted feathers, hair and other small objects to the piece of amber. Hmm, I wonder what would happen if you rub amber on a cat... - Tigger, 2007-12-21: 02:46:00

Great week of wordmaking! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-21: 14:54:00

This is a great word, but its a noun. Make it a transitive verb and I'll vote for it. - KelleyToohey, 2007-12-23: 19:48:00

Check the 2nd part of the definition — it asks for a transitive verb -or- a noun. - Tigger, 2007-12-30: 23:33:00

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Celleighride

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sell ay ryde

Sentence: It was time for the annual Christmas Celleighride. It became evident when the carol singing slightly changed. They subtlely sang Watt Child Is This?; I'll be ohm for Christmas;etc. Their batteries were losing power and only a celleighride to the local 7-11, the only shop open on this day, to get AA, AAA, C, D cell batteries would do. Poor Nick, he needed recharged himself, but to keep the peace, he'd make the trip and drag his exhausted self through the winter's exhaust. Their annual celebration always became a cellebration. Joule have a Blue Christmas without them!

Etymology: Cell (a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction) & Sleigh Ride (Popular Christmas Song and activity outdoors) Seligh also rhymes with slay (to kill something, like a battery)' Joule (a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second).

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Stamino

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: stam-uh-noh

Sentence: She thought she had more stamina this year, but it quickly became clear to her that this was a case of stamino. She sat there envying all the new gadgets charging up their batteries and wished that someone would soon invent a battery charger for humans - nevermind that's what spas are for, and alcohol.

Etymology: stamina (the power to endure fatigue, having great strength) + no (negative, not)

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Celltechristmas

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sel tek kris mas

Sentence: Poor Santa. Although he toiled all year to produce excellent toys for boys and girls, he had no facility to manufacture batteries. He relied on the Eveready Bunny to supply Moms & Dads & other gift givers with the right power to get those toys moving/talking/shooting/walking/crying/beeping/barking/wailing or lighting up Christmas Morning. It was becoming more of a Celltechristmas each year. Most times the Bunny could work the circuit, but some times it was hard to enduracell all those battery piles, like the current time. Sometimes he wanted to join DoubleAA because he thought he was becoming an alkalineoholic. Sometimes he just wanted to drop acid and at other times he had so many positive and negative forces in his life, that he was afraid he would be charged with assault and battery if he had to bang his drum once more! Santa being wise and observant told the Bunny that he would get the elves to help him and that after Christmas, the Bunny should take a long-overdue vacation, before his situation became terminal. When the Bunny argued, Santa said, anode for a while that you were over capacity...you need a rest. Resistance is futile...you are suffering from North Polar disease so go take your lithium, meditate somewhere warm by saying your "ohms" and recharge yourself!

Etymology: Celtic Christmas(relating to or characteristic of the Celts; although should be pronounced Keltic, most North Americans pronounce it Seltic); Cell (battery;a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction) & Tech (technical, applied sciences, especially mechanical, communication)

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Packs a big charge and charges to the top! Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:07:00

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Festigue

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. We are all just too tired to enjoy the holiday. We're totally festigued.

Etymology: FESTIGUE - noun - from FESTIVE (something joyous, or merry) + FATIGUE (physical, or mental weariness)

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Xmashausted

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ex-mas-aus-ted

Sentence: By 10:00pm Christmas Eve my energy supply was totally xmashausted along with my batteries, cookies, dip and my happy holiday feeling, and I was ready to toss everyone out of the house so I could go to bed.

Etymology: xmas: shortened form of the word Christmas often mispronounsed as ex-mas + exhausted: to wear out completely; to drain resourses

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Neverready

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nevəredē

Sentence: Christmas morning at Tim's parents house was always a struggle. Tim's dad was confounded by anything electronic. If a flashlight wouldn't work, he was never sure if it was one of the batteries or maybe the bulb, perhaps the switch. So, he kept them all. He had several drawers full of neverready batteries. This matched nicely with the closet full of defunct light bulbs. If you want something with batteries to work, you'd better bring some.

Etymology: never (at no time in the past or future) + Everready (brand of batteries)

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Merry Christmas Duracellebrations! - Nosila, 2008-12-24: 09:32:00

Clever! Meaning so apparent! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:09:00

very good! - galwaywegian, 2008-12-24: 15:57:00

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Revoltage

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re vol taj

Sentence: After forgetting batteries to accompany all the new toys and gadgets her family had gotten on Christmas morning, Emily was facing revoltage. Tempers flared and you guessed it, there were charges of assault and battery. Sure a few bruises. but nothing terminal. Merry Christmas!

Etymology: Revolt (uprising) & Voltage (power measurement in a battery)

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Ohmnavidud

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OM-navi-DUD

Sentence: Despite months of work decorating his house with lights and other yuletide paraphernailia, Bob's Christmas, quickly, upon the flick of a switch, turned into a personal and festive ohmnavidud. Merry Xmas to all.

Etymology: Georg OHM, in 1827, gave his complete theory of electricity. His work greatly influenced the theory and applications of current electricity. OM or AUM: In Hinduism (and some other religions) the source of manifest existence. OM pervades life and runs through our breath: it is our spiritual and emotional energy. NAVIDAD: "Christmas" in Spanish, as in "Feliz Navidad." DUD: an event or thing that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey - a christmas one, no doubt."

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metrohumanx EXCELLENT techno-blend! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 04:02:00

Excellent originality and etymology, too. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:10:00

terrific - Merry Christmas - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-24: 15:13:00

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Lithargic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lith-ar-jick

Sentence: Mum was so lithargic after consuming too many Christmas treats that she couldn't even reach the top shelf to get the spare batteries.

Etymology: lithium + lethargic

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excellent! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-21: 04:42:00

Good one! - toadstool57, 2007-12-21: 07:12:00

very nice petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-21: 08:49:00

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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
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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
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