Verboticism: Pinedemic

'Why are you vacuuming the Christmas tree?'

DEFINITION: n., 1. A pine needle infestation, common during and after the holiday season. 2. Prickly Christmas guests who will not leave and cannot be cleaned up. v., To fall down during a holiday party and hide under a rug.

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Permaneedle

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pur-muh-need-l

Sentence: She couldn't decide which was worse, the permaneedles that she found stuck in her slippers in June or the obnoxious neighbours that always overstayed their welcome.

Etymology: permanent + needle (as in coniferous tree needles) and (to heckle or tease)

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Tannenbums

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: tan - in - bumz

Sentence: After Christmas, Penelope and Marc noticed many tannenbums remained in their home... First there were all the needles that would not come out of the carpet and then there were several friends that did not want to leave.

Etymology: tannenbaum (christmas tree), bums (moochers: ask for and get free; be a parasites)

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COMMENTS:

I cannot believe this....I just looked at last week's words and saw that this one was used for another definition. I swear to god, I had not seen it until now (5:00 p.m.)!!! I did not play at all last week. - mweinmann, 2009-12-21: 18:05:00

artr Forgiven! :-) - artr, 2009-12-22: 06:34:00

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Pinattaque

Created by: Lingoism

Pronunciation: pahyn-uh-tak

Sentence: Look after your Christmas tree with care if you don't want your home to be the next victim of pinattaque.

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Pinecushion

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: pine/kushun

Sentence: I felt like a Christmas pinecushion as I fumbled trying to plug in the lights.

Etymology: pincushion + pine

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-17: 18:04:00

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Velcronies

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vel-kroh-neez

Sentence: Jimmy thought it would be nice to throw a Christmas party for his buds. Now it's getting late and he has to work tomorrow but his velcronies just won't take a hint and go home. Even changing into his pajamas didn't do the trick.

Etymology: velcro (tradename for a hook & loop fastener) + cronies (a close friend or companion; chum)

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Infirtration

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: in fur TRAY shun

Sentence: The infirtration usually starts in mid-December, right after we put up the tree, when we really start to feel them underfoot. By Christmas Eve, they have become really insistent and prickly, and by the day after Christmas, we are ready to throw the whole mess out and just call it a season. But it seems that when cleanup time comes, we don't have many of them around needling us. New Year's Eve seems to bring some of the infirtrators back out of the woodwork, but a little eggnog (spiked) helps numb a lot of the irritation. What's that you say? No, no, not the bits from the tree; it's artificial - I'm talking about the pesky and kvetching relatives!

Etymology: infiltration + fir

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COMMENTS:

firtatious word! - Nosila, 2009-12-22: 01:12:00

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Yulebesorry

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: yool bee sor ee

Sentence: The yulebesorry is one of the greater household pets, but at least it is only spotted during Late December and early January, unlike its' cousin the toldyaso

Etymology: yule, you'll be sorry

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berryberrysorry - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-17: 13:39:00

tonii Very good! - tonii, 2007-12-17: 22:51:00

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Porcupinetree

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pôrkyəpīntrē

Sentence: Why is it that the needles from the porcupinetree seem to actively burrow into the carpet like so many quill moles.

Etymology: porcupine (a large rodent with defensive spines or quills on the body and tail) pine tree (an evergreen coniferous tree that has clusters of long needle-shaped leaves)

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Permaneedle

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: purm-ah-need-ul

Sentence: With all the permaneedles she discovered under the rug in July, she collected them and made miniature Christmas trees and kept them until next Christmas to give to her over-staying-their-welcome guests.

Etymology: permanent (everlasting, perpetual) + needle (from the pine or fir tree, and also to prod or tease)

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Treedebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Tree - de - bree

Sentence: Norman and Leona decided to have an artificial Christmas tree next year after seeing the extraordinary amout of treedebris this year's tree had shed.

Etymology: Tree + debris

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