Verboticism: Pinefestation

'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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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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Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: scorn a ment

Sentence: 1)I was constantly sweeping and vaccuuming the scornament around the tree before it punctured the kids' missiletoes. 2)Finally, after all the other guests had left, Johnson nodded off in mid sentence. We slipped off to bed, leaving him there amidst the holiday accoutrements, a snoring Christmas scornament.

Etymology: scorn + ornament

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Created by: nicky


Sentence: Needlepeedle happens all over the house unless you give the Christmas tree a good shake before taking it out to the brush pile

Etymology: needle, pee

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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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Created by: walkawave




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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: in fur TRAY shun

Sentence: The infirtration usually starts in mid-December, right after we put up the tree, when we really start to feel them underfoot. By Christmas Eve, they have become really insistent and prickly, and by the day after Christmas, we are ready to throw the whole mess out and just call it a season. But it seems that when cleanup time comes, we don't have many of them around needling us. New Year's Eve seems to bring some of the infirtrators back out of the woodwork, but a little eggnog (spiked) helps numb a lot of the irritation. What's that you say? No, no, not the bits from the tree; it's artificial - I'm talking about the pesky and kvetching relatives!

Etymology: infiltration + fir


firtatious word! - Nosila, 2009-12-22: 01:12:00


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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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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: tah-nern-bom

Sentence: it may have looked nice as they were decorating it, but this christmas tree was a tannenbomb waiting to go off

Etymology: bomb, tannenbaum[as in the song...o christmas tree...but the german version....i'm the only one who learnt the german version aren't for pinedemic...see if i care]


MrDave2176 I used a 'Tannenbaum' word last week and it didn't win me any prizes either, but you got my vote! - MrDave2176, 2007-12-17: 08:50:00

clever - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-17: 13:38:00


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Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: pahyl-muhng-kee

Sentence: Ouch! I stepped on another pilemonkey. I thought we got all of those pine needles out of the carpet. ... Dan became a pilemonkey after he got drunk at our New Years party, and slept it off wrapped in the carpet from our foyer.

Etymology: pile: as in carpte pile + Monkey: a person likened to such an animal, as a mischievous, agile child or a mimic. OR Monkey: a burdensome problem, situation, hindrance.


tonii will you need a pilemonkotomy to get the needle out? - tonii, 2007-12-17: 22:56:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: drunk-el-bob

Sentence: Once again Kate and Lonnie's Christmas party guests were snickering and whispering about 'Drunklebob', Kate's uncle Bob, who had once again over imbibed on the spiked egg nog and was passed out under the Christmas tree.

Etymology: Blend of 'Drunk', 'Uncle' and 'Bob'


artr Nice one! - artr, 2012-12-20: 10:03:00


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