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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Pestyneedlers

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: pest-ee-nee-da-lers

Sentence: She noticed a few pestyneedlers over by the booze and headed off to prevent a prickly situation.

Etymology: pesty:annoying or well pestersome + needle:prickles

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Carpettunnelsyndrome

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: car-pet-ton-nul-sin-drum

Sentence: Every December, my living room rug gets carpettunnelsyndrome from the tree needles. The rug rasps eventually get vacuumed up or compost by June.

Etymology: carpal tunnel syndrome, carpet, tunnel

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COMMENTS:

Superb! - Mustang, 2007-12-17: 06:09:00

ouch - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-17: 13:37:00

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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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Festilence

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Fest-y-lence

Sentence: Joe was sick and tired of pulling pine needles out of his socks, tinsel from his jackets and various other christmas detritus from his clothes and furniture. The rug was hopeless, having been unceremoniously rolled up by an intoxicated friend who was himself a vexmastation (vexxing xmas infestation) and who had proceeded to topple the christmas tree and scatter needles, baubles, tinsel and lights asunder. 'Tis the season of festilence', he thought to himself as he vacuumed the rug again.

Etymology: Festive - of the season and the proliferation of easily dispersed and infesting decorations. The mood and wild abandon with which such infesting objects are dispersed and initially ignored. Pestilence - a nuisance or pest, such as the inevitable pine needles, tinsel, baubles, ribbon, cookie crumbs and scraps of wrapping paper that breed when you're not looking and bedeck the house after the christmas hiatus.

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love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-18: 14:45:00

Brilliant. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-19: 04:16:00

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Drunkiferous

Created by: mrowka

Pronunciation: Drunk-If-Erus

Sentence: After guzzling down his holiday spirit, Douglas became drunkiferous. Later on we were able to skyline him into a cab.

Etymology: Drunk (intoxicated)+ Coniferous (type or tree)

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Treeslug

Created by: mezebra

Pronunciation:

Sentence: We hate the morning after, the treeslugs are so prevalent. Bob hasn't been invited to our party in years, he is such a treeslug

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Drunklebob

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: drunk-el-bob

Sentence: Once again Kate and Lonnie's Christmas party guests were snickering and whispering about 'Drunklebob', Kate's uncle Bob, who had once again over imbibed on the spiked egg nog and was passed out under the Christmas tree.

Etymology: Blend of 'Drunk', 'Uncle' and 'Bob'

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artr Nice one! - artr, 2012-12-20: 10:03:00

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Pinestilence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pine/stil/ence

Sentence: The pinestilence invades our home every Christmas season and takes months to rid the house of this dreaded needle.

Etymology: PINESTILENCE - noun - from PINE + PESTILENCE (a plague, or a pernicious, evil influence, or agent)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-18: 14:47:00

The carpet no doubt looked like a pine cushion. - Mustang, 2008-12-18: 15:31:00

Pining to be needle/ss. - dochanne, 2008-12-18: 22:11:00

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Firiends

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fir - ee - ends

Sentence: It had been a wonderful holiday season. Sidney was thinking back to the parties, gifts and good cheer, as he took down the tree. As usual, there were needles all over the carpet. They had begun to feel like old, familiar firiends, he thought. Many of the needles would remain woven in and under the rug for years, along with the holiday guests who had fallen and disappeared there as well.

Etymology: This word is a combination of several... Fir (Species of evergreen conifer) + Friends (people you know well and regard with affection and trust) + ends (needles are the "ends" of the tree, and the holiday season has ended.

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COMMENTS:

So a thick coat of needles onm the rug would be a fir coat? Great Word...as soon as I saw it I heard the theme from"Friends" in my head...and now I cannot get it to go away! - Nosila, 2008-12-18: 20:43:00

And the furry ends are what remains. - dochanne, 2008-12-18: 22:08:00

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Pestaclaus

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PEST-tuh-klawz

Sentence: When Bob hadn't left Christmas celebrations at the home of Roxie's parents by New Year's day, her family decided that it was time to look for ways to kinstirpate this perdurable pestaclaus.

Etymology: PESTACLAUS: blend of pest & Santa Claus. KINSTIRPATE: (kin & extirpate)-not my word: source??

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