Verboticism: Scrourge

'Why are you vacuuming the Christmas tree?'

DEFINITION: n., 1. A pine needle infestation, common during and after the holiday season. 2. Prickly Christmas guests who will not leave and cannot be cleaned up. v., To fall down during a holiday party and hide under a rug.

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Pinestilence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pine/stil/ence

Sentence: The pinestilence invades our home every Christmas season and takes months to rid the house of this dreaded needle.

Etymology: PINESTILENCE - noun - from PINE + PESTILENCE (a plague, or a pernicious, evil influence, or agent)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-18: 14:47:00

The carpet no doubt looked like a pine cushion. - Mustang, 2008-12-18: 15:31:00

Pining to be needle/ss. - dochanne, 2008-12-18: 22:11:00

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Needelinquents

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nēdiˈli ng kwənts

Sentence: Joyce didn*t realize when she invited a young tree into her home for the holidays that she was also inviting in needelinquents. These little hooligans had no respect for their elders and made every effort to separate themselves from the bough. They would lodge themselves in the fiber of the carpet and stab passersby with their tiny daggers at every opportunity. Even Hoover, the meanest thug Joyce knew had trouble dislodging these troublemakers. Just when she thought they were gone, she*d find more.

Etymology: needle (the adult leaves of a conifer) + delinquent (typically of a young person or that person*s behavior showing or characterized by a tendency to commit crime, particularly minor crime)

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Sugarplummat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: shoog-a-plum-at

Sentence: Natalie vowed that this year there would be no sugarplummating at the office Christmas party. Despite the litres of eggnog she had consumed last year, the memory of the rum ball crumbs squashed into the carpet over her head, the sneering laugh of her colleagues and the realisation that she could not get any lower was still crystal clear in her mind.

Etymology: sugar plum fairy (Christmas visitor) + plummet (fall down) + mat (rug)

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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-18: 14:47:00

metrohumanx Hilarious word, Petaj! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-18: 17:33:00

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Permaneedle

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: purm-ah-need-ul

Sentence: With all the permaneedles she discovered under the rug in July, she collected them and made miniature Christmas trees and kept them until next Christmas to give to her over-staying-their-welcome guests.

Etymology: permanent (everlasting, perpetual) + needle (from the pine or fir tree, and also to prod or tease)

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Pinefestation

Created by: TTwoo

Pronunciation: pah-ain-fes-tay-shun

Sentence: Where's the vaccuum? We got a serious pinefestation in the living room.

Etymology: Pine (as in pine tree) and infestation (as in to be overrun with something in large quantities, usually with harmful effects.)

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Nevergreenuisance

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: never+gree+nuisance

Sentence: This was absolutely the last Christmas that Nancy and Jason were going to spend the entire month of December cleaning up after either their nevergreenuisance tree or Jason's bratty nephews.

Etymology: nevergreen = trees that are in the midst of their death throes while still on the tree lot. Nuisance = obnoxious relatives

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Ofirun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oaf fir run

Sentence: Although they love the smell of a real tree and get one every Christmas, by the end of the holidays, George & Mary are ofirun with needles. It seems to take most of the next year to finally get them gone. That is about as long as it takes to get rid of all the unwanted relatives who delight in surprising them with unexpected visits!

Etymology: Overrun (infested with;invaded by) & Fir (a coniferous evergreen, popular as a Christmas Tree.

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Carpettunnelsyndrome

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: car-pet-ton-nul-sin-drum

Sentence: Every December, my living room rug gets carpettunnelsyndrome from the tree needles. The rug rasps eventually get vacuumed up or compost by June.

Etymology: carpal tunnel syndrome, carpet, tunnel

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Superb! - Mustang, 2007-12-17: 06:09:00

ouch - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-17: 13:37:00

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Brundy

walkawave

Created by: walkawave

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Permaneedle

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pur-muh-need-l

Sentence: She couldn't decide which was worse, the permaneedles that she found stuck in her slippers in June or the obnoxious neighbours that always overstayed their welcome.

Etymology: permanent + needle (as in coniferous tree needles) and (to heckle or tease)

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