Verboticism: Barmy

'Isn't it a bit early to be wearing Christmas decorations?'

DEFINITION: n., A person so enamored with the holidays that they don't just deck their halls and home, but they also decorate their car, their cubicle, their pets, and themselves. v., To obsessively decorate according to seasonal holidays.

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Hollydeckorator

Created by: lpr416

Pronunciation:

Sentence: This is the season that makes all “Hollydeckorators” jolly.

Etymology: from "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly" and "decorator"

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Wornament

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: worn a ment

Sentence: Mary-Chris Mass has for obvious reasons become obsessed with festooning herself, her car, her house and her work space with Christmas decorations. Her efforts to wornament herself, family and colleages has actually paid off. They find it easier to conform to her wishes than to resist. In fact they carry the theme year-round. The office is now painted red and green and holly, ivy, poinsettias and mistletoe grow in the office atrium. Because her office is a call centre conducting market research, the building is now being called the North Poll!

Etymology: Worn (past participle of wear;something adorning oneself) & Ornament (v. to make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

Sentence: She is completely and totally festcessive about the Christmas season.

Etymology: festive + obcessive + excessive

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - Mustang, 2007-12-03: 17:51:00

Very nice, and good for all holidays. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 19:03:00

Another great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:29:00

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Hollydaze

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hälēdāz

Sentence: Becky believes in the organic lifestyle. With Christmas coming she has decided to festoon a festive vest with holly leaves. Nothing synthetic for her. No plastic, no satin. Becky is in a hollydaze. Maybe it is an effect of the season. Maybe it is the blood loss caused by her prickly apparel.

Etymology: holly (a widely distributed shrub, typically having prickly dark green leaves, small white flowers, and red berries) + daze (make someone unable to think or react properly) play on Holidays

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Holiwhore

Created by: Tesher

Pronunciation: HOL-ih-hor

Sentence: Janice and Susan hate each other because they both try to out-holiwhore each other with bells, lights, and mistletoe.

Etymology: Holiday + Whore

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COMMENTS:

Korinne Hilarious :) - Korinne, 2007-12-03: 23:54:00

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Overtinselation

Created by: mimoru

Pronunciation: over tinsel ation

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Yuleogize

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: yool o jiyze

Sentence: Holly Berry and Carol Sing took the Christmas Season very seriously at work. Just as soon as the Halloween decorations had been removed, they decked their cubicles and all other areas of the office with Christmas lights, mistletoe, garlands, Nativity scenes and various decorations. Every year they would buy more to add to their collections. They also decked themselves in Christmas jewellery, attire and headgear. Visitors were agog at their efforts. Little or no real work was done during this time, although the two elves kept themselves working at a fever pitch to achieve the feeling of Christmas. One year they overdid it and expired. Holly Berry was buried and Carol Sing sung her last song. Their boss, Ebenezer McManager did break down and yuleogize them for their spirit and enthusiasm at all things Christmas. People finally appreciated what those girls had done each year for them. In their honor thereafter, he ordered the decorations to stay up year-round so that their spirits would remind the employees of that Christmas feeling.

Etymology: Yule (Christmas Season, Dec.24-Jan.06;also pagan Winter Season Holidays)& Eulogize (praise formally and eloquently)

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Infatyuleation

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: in-fatch-yule-a-shun

Sentence: Her infatyuleation became apparent when she showed up to the office blinking in red and green on the day after Thangskiving.

Etymology: Infatuation + Yule Tide

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 16:02:00

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Jinglejerk

Created by: Mindy1955

Pronunciation: 'jiŋ-gel-'jerk

Sentence: Christmas decorations a week before Thanksgiving, what a jinglejerk.

Etymology: Middle English direct result of the excesses of the 1970's

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Festoonatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fes too nat ik

Sentence: he was such a mad festoonatick he tied some sleigh bells on his duck christmas quackers!

Etymology: festoon, lunatic

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Fantastic and funny - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:06:00

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