Verboticism: Firiends

'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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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nēdiˈli ng kwənts

Sentence: Joyce didn*t realize when she invited a young tree into her home for the holidays that she was also inviting in needelinquents. These little hooligans had no respect for their elders and made every effort to separate themselves from the bough. They would lodge themselves in the fiber of the carpet and stab passersby with their tiny daggers at every opportunity. Even Hoover, the meanest thug Joyce knew had trouble dislodging these troublemakers. Just when she thought they were gone, she*d find more.

Etymology: needle (the adult leaves of a conifer) + delinquent (typically of a young person or that person*s behavior showing or characterized by a tendency to commit crime, particularly minor crime)

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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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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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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)


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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Created by: mezebra


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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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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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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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)


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


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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


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


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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


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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