Verboticism: Dischristmaspirited

'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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Lovoslomo

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: LOW-voe-SLOW-moe

Sentence: The Electrogrinch arrived stealthily at midmorning, spreading LOVOSLOMO over all the battery-operated gifts. Mr Machine slowed down and died,King ZOR expired in a pile of wrappings, Robbie the Robot refused to glow, Ipods and Walkmen refused to co-operate, Lightsabres and RC Cars lay dead in piles, and even the TV remote wouldn't function.The Lost In Space Roto-Jet Gun wouldn't roto,Mattel's Agent Zero M Radio Rifle grew silent and even Supercar wouldn't start, much less fly or submerge. All things considered, it was a peaceful, quiet and jolly Christmas day as the kids were reduced to playing with a Spirograph and a John Gnagy paint-by-numbers "art" set. Aaaaaaah---- Merry Christmas and a Happy Hannukah to all.....MetrohumanX

Etymology: LOw VOltage+ SLOw MOtion= LOVOSLOMO Origin: NE Pennsylvania slop talk.(fabricated neo-hipster jargon) from Lithuanian/Basque/Slovak OMOL-SOVOL meaning to have no ZAP.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://isitchristmas.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 08:42:00

metrohumanx http://www.robot1968.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 09:00:00

metrohumanx http://wesclark.com/am/toys.html - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 09:06:00

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Xmashausted

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ex-mas-aus-ted

Sentence: By 10:00pm Christmas Eve my energy supply was totally xmashausted along with my batteries, cookies, dip and my happy holiday feeling, and I was ready to toss everyone out of the house so I could go to bed.

Etymology: xmas: shortened form of the word Christmas often mispronounsed as ex-mas + exhausted: to wear out completely; to drain resourses

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Shortcelled

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: short - selled

Sentence: Connie felt really shortcelled on Christmas Day. She had stayed up half the night putting together toys, cooked a banquet for the next day, baked cookies, decorated and cleaned the house. To top it all off, she ran out of batteries for all of the toys and electonic gadgets she had bought and was too tired to go to the store.

Etymology: Short (less than, not having enough) + Cell (microprocessor architecture, In electronics, a battery is two or more electrochemical cells which store chemical energy and make it available as electrical energy)

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Your inventive pronunciation gives an an added commercial dimension. Shortcelled also conjured up visions of spent brain cells, too. Short and cell can have so many meanings and applications. Kudos for creating a word that can take on more than one meaning and have many dimensions, for that's not easy to do! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:34:00

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

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

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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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Neverready

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nevəredē

Sentence: Christmas morning at Tim's parents house was always a struggle. Tim's dad was confounded by anything electronic. If a flashlight wouldn't work, he was never sure if it was one of the batteries or maybe the bulb, perhaps the switch. So, he kept them all. He had several drawers full of neverready batteries. This matched nicely with the closet full of defunct light bulbs. If you want something with batteries to work, you'd better bring some.

Etymology: never (at no time in the past or future) + Everready (brand of batteries)

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Merry Christmas Duracellebrations! - Nosila, 2008-12-24: 09:32:00

Clever! Meaning so apparent! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:09:00

very good! - galwaywegian, 2008-12-24: 15:57:00

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Electonicrisis

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ee-lek-tron'-i-kry-sis/

Sentence: With all of the battery-operated toys, gadgets and gizmos Adam had bought for the family this holiday, he had somehow forgotten to purchase batteries, and the ensuing electronicrisis forced him to go out looking for batteries in bulk, despite his hollythargic state.

Etymology: electronic (from Greek ēlektron "amber" & -ic "-like") + crisis (Greek, krísis "decision")

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COMMENTS:

*Science Content Warning* Apparently rubbing amber creates static electrical potential, which is perhaps why the Greeks associated amber with electricity, or at least the unexplained force that attracted feathers, hair and other small objects to the piece of amber. Hmm, I wonder what would happen if you rub amber on a cat... - Tigger, 2007-12-21: 02:46:00

Great week of wordmaking! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-21: 14:54:00

This is a great word, but its a noun. Make it a transitive verb and I'll vote for it. - KelleyToohey, 2007-12-23: 19:48:00

Check the 2nd part of the definition — it asks for a transitive verb -or- a noun. - Tigger, 2007-12-30: 23:33:00

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Wattsup

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: WOTZ-up

Sentence: Within minutes of opening their electronics Christmas gifts, Bob's grand-children were asking: "Where's the batteries. But Bob, with not so much as a "whats-up," continued to search until, without success and wattigued, he entered a state of wattsup.

Etymology: Blend of WATTS: units of electrical power; 2. energy in general. 3 brainpower & UP: out off, to burn up, use up, end, WATTIGUE: watt & fatigue.

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very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-21: 08:47:00

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Lacknicad

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: LAK-nih-kad

Sentence: Suddenly realizing that his supply of batteries for toys, clocks and other gifts had run out, Lionel suffered a bout of clinical lacknicad depression.

Etymology: Blend of lack, and nicad, short for nickel cadmium, a type of battery.

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Stamino

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: stam-uh-noh

Sentence: She thought she had more stamina this year, but it quickly became clear to her that this was a case of stamino. She sat there envying all the new gadgets charging up their batteries and wished that someone would soon invent a battery charger for humans - nevermind that's what spas are for, and alcohol.

Etymology: stamina (the power to endure fatigue, having great strength) + no (negative, not)

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