Verboticism: Lithargic

'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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Lacknicad

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: LAK-nih-kad

Sentence: Suddenly realizing that his supply of batteries for toys, clocks and other gifts had run out, Lionel suffered a bout of clinical lacknicad depression.

Etymology: Blend of lack, and nicad, short for nickel cadmium, a type of battery.

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Imbattered

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: im'bat-erd

Sentence: I couldn't show the kids how their new toys worked, I was imbattered

Etymology: embittered/battery

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Terminalack

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ter min al lak

Sentence: Anode to Christmas, brings a lump to one's throat, especially when you can raise nary a volt. With North Polarity, comes watt hilarity until there is a disparity of ampage for all. So buy lots of cells, be they double or triple A's, to avoid the hassle of this particular malaise. Erelong your terminalack will pile on assault to go with your battery! Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!

Etymology: Terminal (a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves;being or situated at an end) & Lack (the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable)

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Shortcelled

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: short - selled

Sentence: Connie felt really shortcelled on Christmas Day. She had stayed up half the night putting together toys, cooked a banquet for the next day, baked cookies, decorated and cleaned the house. To top it all off, she ran out of batteries for all of the toys and electonic gadgets she had bought and was too tired to go to the store.

Etymology: Short (less than, not having enough) + Cell (microprocessor architecture, In electronics, a battery is two or more electrochemical cells which store chemical energy and make it available as electrical energy)

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COMMENTS:

Your inventive pronunciation gives an an added commercial dimension. Shortcelled also conjured up visions of spent brain cells, too. Short and cell can have so many meanings and applications. Kudos for creating a word that can take on more than one meaning and have many dimensions, for that's not easy to do! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:34:00

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Straindeer

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Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: strayn-dear

Sentence: Thomas was fraught by the demands of cooking Christmas dinner for eight in a shoebox sized oven. He reached for another eggnog. In reply to his girlfriend's arched eyebrow, he angrily told her 'I'm feeling the straindeer, OK?!'

Etymology: strain + reindeer

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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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COMMENTS:

Sounds like a good idea! - Nosila, 2009-12-25: 10:07:00

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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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Asaltonbattery

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a salt on batt er ee

Sentence: When Mimi forgot to pack fresh double AA's with the Christmas toys,she went ballistic and she was charged with asaltonbattery.

Etymology: assault & battery

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