Verboticism: Debatterized

'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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sel tek kris mas

Sentence: Poor Santa. Although he toiled all year to produce excellent toys for boys and girls, he had no facility to manufacture batteries. He relied on the Eveready Bunny to supply Moms & Dads & other gift givers with the right power to get those toys moving/talking/shooting/walking/crying/beeping/barking/wailing or lighting up Christmas Morning. It was becoming more of a Celltechristmas each year. Most times the Bunny could work the circuit, but some times it was hard to enduracell all those battery piles, like the current time. Sometimes he wanted to join DoubleAA because he thought he was becoming an alkalineoholic. Sometimes he just wanted to drop acid and at other times he had so many positive and negative forces in his life, that he was afraid he would be charged with assault and battery if he had to bang his drum once more! Santa being wise and observant told the Bunny that he would get the elves to help him and that after Christmas, the Bunny should take a long-overdue vacation, before his situation became terminal. When the Bunny argued, Santa said, anode for a while that you were over need a rest. Resistance is are suffering from North Polar disease so go take your lithium, meditate somewhere warm by saying your "ohms" and recharge yourself!

Etymology: Celtic Christmas(relating to or characteristic of the Celts; although should be pronounced Keltic, most North Americans pronounce it Seltic); Cell (battery;a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction) & Tech (technical, applied sciences, especially mechanical, communication)


Packs a big charge and charges to the top! Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:07:00


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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a salt on batt er ee

Sentence: When Mimi forgot to pack fresh double AA's with the Christmas toys,she went ballistic and she was charged with asaltonbattery.

Etymology: assault & battery

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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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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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Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: im'bat-erd

Sentence: I couldn't show the kids how their new toys worked, I was imbattered

Etymology: embittered/battery

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Nie - cad - uh - lack

Sentence: Orville suddenly realized that he'd forgotten to buy extra batteries for the toys and gift appliances and he felt the anguish of severe NiCadalack.

Etymology: NiCad (Nickel Cadmium battery)+ lack (shortage) + alack (sorrow)

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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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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)


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


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