Verboticism: Electonicrisis

'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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Durahell

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

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COMMENTS:

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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Holidrought

Created by: gilscarbo

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Batteruined

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bat-uh-roo-ind

Sentence: "BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED" It says it right on the box. Does Dad take the time to read it? No! He has a drawer chocked full of old, power-drained batteries that he wasn't sure were really dead. Now it's Christmas morning and what should be a joyful time with the children playing with their new toys, leaving the adults at peace is again batteruined.

Etymology: battery (a combination of two or more cells electrically connected to work together to produce electric energy) + ruined (to injure something irretrievably)

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Voltlack

Created by: monkeywithamonocle

Pronunciation: Volt-lack

Sentence: To lack (battery) power. On Christmas morning it became apparent as George's toys were opened that we had an extreme case of voltlack. Of all the mornings to have voltlacked this was the worst.

Etymology: Volt (unit of power) - lack

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Holidaze

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: hol-i-daze

Sentence: The Turkey got done, but I was in a holidaze the rest of the day.

Etymology: holiday+daze

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Xcessmas

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eksesməs

Sentence: Kris finally had enough of Xcessmas and collapsed into his Lazyboy to sleep for a week.

Etymology: excess (an amount of something that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable) + Xmas (shortened version of Christmas)

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Sounds like a good idea! - Nosila, 2009-12-25: 10:07:00

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Straindeer

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: strayn-dear

Sentence: Thomas was fraught by the demands of cooking Christmas dinner for eight in a shoebox sized oven. He reached for another eggnog. In reply to his girlfriend's arched eyebrow, he angrily told her 'I'm feeling the straindeer, OK?!'

Etymology: strain + reindeer

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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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Listlessmess

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: list less mess

Sentence: Adults have more Christmas lists than kids. Kids have one Christmas list-en-up of what they want. Adults have a gift list of what to buy to glisten their kids eyes. A liquor list to glisten other adults eyes. A too-cook list that glistens everyone's eyes. Adults work feverishly to complete their lists. They list up, list in, list do, and eventually expend so much energy as they list down, by Christmas morning they are a listlessmess.

Etymology: LISTLESSNESS - lacking energy. MESS - in a muddle due to a lack of energy.

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COMMENTS:

Oh, so accurate. - Ismelstar, 2008-12-24: 12:32:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-24: 15:14:00

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Lithargic

petaj

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

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COMMENTS:

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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