Verboticism: Festique

'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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Festique

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/teeg

Sentence: Festigue usually sets in about noon on Christmas Eve because of all the shopping and partying the last two weeks. I'm just too tired to enjoy the holiday.

Etymology: festive + fatigue

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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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Ohmnavidud

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OM-navi-DUD

Sentence: Despite months of work decorating his house with lights and other yuletide paraphernailia, Bob's Christmas, quickly, upon the flick of a switch, turned into a personal and festive ohmnavidud. Merry Xmas to all.

Etymology: Georg OHM, in 1827, gave his complete theory of electricity. His work greatly influenced the theory and applications of current electricity. OM or AUM: In Hinduism (and some other religions) the source of manifest existence. OM pervades life and runs through our breath: it is our spiritual and emotional energy. NAVIDAD: "Christmas" in Spanish, as in "Feliz Navidad." DUD: an event or thing that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey - a christmas one, no doubt."

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metrohumanx EXCELLENT techno-blend! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 04:02:00

Excellent originality and etymology, too. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:10:00

terrific - Merry Christmas - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-24: 15:13:00

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Batolac

Slevara

Created by: Slevara

Pronunciation: bat-oh-lack

Sentence: Adj. Christmas was cancelled this year due to Santa's batolac attitude. N. Santa is such a batolac! I can't believe we had to cancel Christmas just because he fell asleep while basting the turkey. Adj. I think these batteries are batolac. We need to buy some more.

Etymology: "The batterers of lack" -Originally used to describe the men who carried battering rams when they ran out of energy before reaching their mark. Modern use has transferred use to mean batteries that have run out of energy or a person who has run out of energy before the event they were preparing for.

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Holidaisical

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: haw li 'day zi kuhl

Sentence: After decorating the house, wrapping the presents, and baking the Christmas ham, Pam was feeling quite holidaisical.

Etymology: holiday + lackadaisical

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Batterestitue

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bah-ter-ess-ti-toot

Sentence: Triple AAA's and Quadruple AAAA's ran down so fast this Christmas past, I went batterestitute!

Etymology: a combo of batteries and destitue ... batterestitute

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Dischristmaspirited

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dis/kris/mas/spiri/ted

Sentence: Ho Ho Hold on - I'm so exhausted I'm getting dischristmaspirited!

Etymology: dispirited + Christmas spirit

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Batteruined

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bat-uh-roo-ind

Sentence: "BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED" It says it right on the box. Does Dad take the time to read it? No! He has a drawer chocked full of old, power-drained batteries that he wasn't sure were really dead. Now it's Christmas morning and what should be a joyful time with the children playing with their new toys, leaving the adults at peace is again batteruined.

Etymology: battery (a combination of two or more cells electrically connected to work together to produce electric energy) + ruined (to injure something irretrievably)

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Cricerage

Created by: crystallex

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: crisis + shortage

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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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