Verboticism: Treeslug

'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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Coniferocious

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: cone iffer oshus

Sentence: Douglas Fir was a mild-mannered sap. His bark was certainly worse than his bite. He ran a Branch Office for his company and struggled to maintain profitability. Out of frustration, he ran for local politics and was elected. He was a coniferocious campaigner. People always used him to get votes and persuade the policymakers, but Doug would have no such influence. He just wanted to be the town Christmas Tree and light up peoples' lives. The only problem he had was that he shed a few thousand needles a day and when Christmas was finally over, he was a stick with lights on him. Needleless to say, his detractors who were larchly the undeciduous voters,would plant false stories about him in the cyPress. Despite what they said, he campaigned for the EverGreen Party. He was a tree Fir the People!

Etymology: conifer ( any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones) & ferocious (marked by extreme and violent energy)

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metrohumanx Tree-mendous avalanche of chuckles, N! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-18: 17:39:00

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Needlenettle

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: nee-dl-net-tl

Sentence: Marla and Jack used the DirtDevil to once again pick up the needlenettle under the tree. Despite using the latest in needle-retention technology, the tree insisted on dropping them. Jack finally had to agree it was time to dispose of the old artificial tree.

Etymology: needle (to annoy or pick on) + nettle (to aggravate or haunt)

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Yulegibbons

Created by: jmotsch

Pronunciation: Yewl gibbins

Sentence: Janice had been fervently combating the yulegibbons since January.

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Treebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tree-BREE

Sentence: Wilfred and Nancy scrapped plans for any natural Christmas trees in the future after seeing and having to clean up the extraordinary layer of treebris this year's tree had shed.

Etymology: Blend of tree and debris

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nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-18: 14:48:00

Nice and succinct. Immediately understood. - dochanne, 2008-12-18: 21:55:00

Love it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-19: 04:15:00

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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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Holidazed

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: holly dazed

Sentence: Like a good shepard, we watered the flock on our tree. Yet, flocks of needles fell to the floor. Prickly pairs of party animals, all spruced up, rollicked fir hours, drooping into the pine droppings. They eventually decked the halls, wherever they fell, not even aroused by herds of belles. All (people and trees) were thoroughly holidazed.

Etymology: Holidays, Dazed

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Clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-18: 04:11:00

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Efirafter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ef ir af ter

Sentence: Once upon a time there was a prince and princess who made the mistake of getting a real tree on their first Christmas together. One of the things that keeps them together still is finding and vacuuming tree needles,all year long, happily efirafter.

Etymology: Everafter (from now on, to eternity) & Fir (any of various evergreen trees)

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Tannenbum

Created by: CaptainHuggyface

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Sentence: Man, my cousin just won't leave...and it's already Dec. 30th. He's such a Tannenbum!

Etymology: Germ-an

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Firensics

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fir en siks

Sentence: It was time to call in Lt. Horatio "Eye Candy" Cane. You know...he of the red hair, straight face and cool sunglasses. His team would soon figure out where the infestation of green needles was coming from. Christmas was 6 months ago, so where was the source? Pulling off his cool shades and standing with hands on hip, the lieutenant said that the trail of firensics evidence lead to a bag in the garage, covered in dead boughs and green plastic. The ghost of Christmas Tree past.

Etymology: Fir (coniferous tree, often used a Christmas tree) & Forensics (relating to the use of scientific methods to solve crimes and to find out who committed them...the evidence the gathers to prove criminal activity)

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

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