Verboticism: Alkalack

'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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Lithargic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: le-thar-jick

Sentence: I've been cooking all afternoon and I'm far too lithargic to finish this sent....

Etymology: lethargic (lacking energy) + lithium (metal used in batteries and used to describe that type of battery)

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COMMENTS:

Captures the feeling as well as the definition! Simply Excellent. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:17:00

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Dischristmaspirited

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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Festigue

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. I'm just too tired to enjoy the holiday.

Etymology: festive + fatigue

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-21: 08:45:00

Very nice! - Tigger, 2007-12-21: 13:23:00

Another excellent word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-21: 14:51:00

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Uncelleration

Created by: mezebra

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Notivation

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: noh-tuh-vey-shuhn

Sentence: After a full day of wrapping presents and cooking the ham, Wendy had notivation to participate in the festivities.

Etymology: No: not a (used before a noun to convey the opposite of the noun's meaning) + Motivation: the state or condition of being motivated.

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noun.... - KelleyToohey, 2007-12-23: 19:57:00

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Celleighride

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sell ay ryde

Sentence: It was time for the annual Christmas Celleighride. It became evident when the carol singing slightly changed. They subtlely sang Watt Child Is This?; I'll be ohm for Christmas;etc. Their batteries were losing power and only a celleighride to the local 7-11, the only shop open on this day, to get AA, AAA, C, D cell batteries would do. Poor Nick, he needed recharged himself, but to keep the peace, he'd make the trip and drag his exhausted self through the winter's exhaust. Their annual celebration always became a cellebration. Joule have a Blue Christmas without them!

Etymology: Cell (a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction) & Sleigh Ride (Popular Christmas Song and activity outdoors) Seligh also rhymes with slay (to kill something, like a battery)' Joule (a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second).

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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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Denergized

alanmilner

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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Energizerbummer

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: en-er-gIz-er-bum-mer

Sentence: Little Jill's holidays were an energigerbummer when all the toys quit working and Santa didn't leave any batteries in the stockings.

Etymology: energizer bunny, bummer

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Alkalack

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: al ka lack

Sentence: The children screamesd around the house like banshees on crack, beating each other about the head and face with wii remotes, personal dvd players,all suffering from acute alkalack. Meanwhile Papa Gang huddled in the corner thinking, philosophically that at least he had had the foresight to ensure they wouldn't be suffering from alcolack which, in his opinion, would have been serious.

Etymology: alkaline lack.

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COMMENTS:

Experiencing alkalack, I tuned to alcohol, which left me needing alka seltzer! Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-01: 23:44:00

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