Verboticism: Nicadalack

'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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Wattsup

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: WOTZ-up

Sentence: Within minutes of opening their electronics Christmas gifts, Bob's grand-children were asking: "Where's the batteries. But Bob, with not so much as a "whats-up," continued to search until, without success and wattigued, he entered a state of wattsup.

Etymology: Blend of WATTS: units of electrical power; 2. energy in general. 3 brainpower & UP: out off, to burn up, use up, end, WATTIGUE: watt & fatigue.

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very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-21: 08:47:00

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Holidaze

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: hol-i-daze

Sentence: The Turkey got done, but I was in a holidaze the rest of the day.

Etymology: holiday+daze

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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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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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Holidie

Created by: KelleyToohey

Pronunciation: hŏl'ĭ-dī or "holly-die"

Sentence: "Halfway through Chanukah brunch with her in-laws, Midge began to holidie." "I feel holidead after wrapping presents all night."

Etymology: A blend between "holiday", a word meaning a day free from work or a holy day, and the verb "die", meaning to cease living.

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Notivation

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: noh-tuh-vey-shuhn

Sentence: After a full day of wrapping presents and cooking the ham, Wendy had notivation to participate in the festivities.

Etymology: No: not a (used before a noun to convey the opposite of the noun's meaning) + Motivation: the state or condition of being motivated.

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noun.... - KelleyToohey, 2007-12-23: 19:57:00

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

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

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Xcessmas

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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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Durahell

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dur-ah-hell

Sentence: Christmas day quickly spiralled into Durahell when she realized that Suzy's Patty-poops-a-lot doll did not come equipped with her own batteries.

Etymology: Duracell, hell

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COMMENTS:

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

great! - toadstool57, 2007-12-21: 07:13:00

Excellent word, and funny sentence! - Tigger, 2007-12-21: 13:23:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-21: 14:52:00

beautiful - yellowbird, 2007-12-22: 14:10:00

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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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