Verboticism: Festilence

'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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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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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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Nevergreenuisance

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: never+gree+nuisance

Sentence: This was absolutely the last Christmas that Nancy and Jason were going to spend the entire month of December cleaning up after either their nevergreenuisance tree or Jason's bratty nephews.

Etymology: nevergreen = trees that are in the midst of their death throes while still on the tree lot. Nuisance = obnoxious relatives

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Brundy

walkawave

Created by: walkawave

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Scrourge

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: scru/urj

Sentence: Bah humbug! Stepping on pine needles from Christmas past, present and future is the scrourge of Christmas.

Etymology: scrourge + scrooge

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Sugarplummat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: shoog-a-plum-at

Sentence: Natalie vowed that this year there would be no sugarplummating at the office Christmas party. Despite the litres of eggnog she had consumed last year, the memory of the rum ball crumbs squashed into the carpet over her head, the sneering laugh of her colleagues and the realisation that she could not get any lower was still crystal clear in her mind.

Etymology: sugar plum fairy (Christmas visitor) + plummet (fall down) + mat (rug)

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-18: 14:47:00

metrohumanx Hilarious word, Petaj! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-18: 17:33:00

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Treeslug

Created by: mezebra

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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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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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Needelinquents

artr

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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Barbedlier

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: barbd-lie-uh

Sentence: 'Beware the barbedlier on the sofa', Marge whispered to her husband as she passed him in the doorway. 'Your friend Tom had to stay for a week the last time he was this sozzled'.

Etymology: barbed wire + lier (one who lies down)

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