Verboticism: Celleighride

'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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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lith-ar-jick

Sentence: Mum was so lithargic after consuming too many Christmas treats that she couldn't even reach the top shelf to get the spare batteries.

Etymology: lithium + lethargic


excellent! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-21: 04:42:00

Good one! - toadstool57, 2007-12-21: 07:12:00

very nice petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-21: 08:49:00


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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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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: LOW-voe-SLOW-moe

Sentence: The Electrogrinch arrived stealthily at midmorning, spreading LOVOSLOMO over all the battery-operated gifts. Mr Machine slowed down and died,King ZOR expired in a pile of wrappings, Robbie the Robot refused to glow, Ipods and Walkmen refused to co-operate, Lightsabres and RC Cars lay dead in piles, and even the TV remote wouldn't function.The Lost In Space Roto-Jet Gun wouldn't roto,Mattel's Agent Zero M Radio Rifle grew silent and even Supercar wouldn't start, much less fly or submerge. All things considered, it was a peaceful, quiet and jolly Christmas day as the kids were reduced to playing with a Spirograph and a John Gnagy paint-by-numbers "art" set. Aaaaaaah---- Merry Christmas and a Happy Hannukah to all.....MetrohumanX

Etymology: LOw VOltage+ SLOw MOtion= LOVOSLOMO Origin: NE Pennsylvania slop talk.(fabricated neo-hipster jargon) from Lithuanian/Basque/Slovak OMOL-SOVOL meaning to have no ZAP.


metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 08:42:00

metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 09:00:00

metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 09:06:00


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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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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


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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Created by: KelleyToohey

Pronunciation: hŏl'ĭ-dī or "holly-die"

Sentence: "Halfway through Chanukah brunch with her in-laws, Midge began to holidie." "I feel holidead after wrapping presents all night."

Etymology: A blend between "holiday", a word meaning a day free from work or a holy day, and the verb "die", meaning to cease living.

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Created by: alanmilner

Pronunciation: as it reads

Sentence: I tried to demonstrate the new product, but all of my batteries had been denergized.

Etymology: denergized is a contraction of de-energized, and plays off the energizer battery campaign.

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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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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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Created by: gilscarbo




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