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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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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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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Xmashausted

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ex-mas-aus-ted

Sentence: By 10:00pm Christmas Eve my energy supply was totally xmashausted along with my batteries, cookies, dip and my happy holiday feeling, and I was ready to toss everyone out of the house so I could go to bed.

Etymology: xmas: shortened form of the word Christmas often mispronounsed as ex-mas + exhausted: to wear out completely; to drain resourses

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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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Uncelleration

Created by: mezebra

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Lithargic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: le-thar-jick

Sentence: I've been cooking all afternoon and I'm far too lithargic to finish this sent....

Etymology: lethargic (lacking energy) + lithium (metal used in batteries and used to describe that type of battery)

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Captures the feeling as well as the definition! Simply Excellent. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:17:00

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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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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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Celleighride

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sell ay ryde

Sentence: It was time for the annual Christmas Celleighride. It became evident when the carol singing slightly changed. They subtlely sang Watt Child Is This?; I'll be ohm for Christmas;etc. Their batteries were losing power and only a celleighride to the local 7-11, the only shop open on this day, to get AA, AAA, C, D cell batteries would do. Poor Nick, he needed recharged himself, but to keep the peace, he'd make the trip and drag his exhausted self through the winter's exhaust. Their annual celebration always became a cellebration. Joule have a Blue Christmas without them!

Etymology: Cell (a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction) & Sleigh Ride (Popular Christmas Song and activity outdoors) Seligh also rhymes with slay (to kill something, like a battery)' Joule (a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second).

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Festigue

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. We are all just too tired to enjoy the holiday. We're totally festigued.

Etymology: FESTIGUE - noun - from FESTIVE (something joyous, or merry) + FATIGUE (physical, or mental weariness)

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