Verboticism: Alkalight

'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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Batterestitue

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bah-ter-ess-ti-toot

Sentence: Triple AAA's and Quadruple AAAA's ran down so fast this Christmas past, I went batterestitute!

Etymology: a combo of batteries and destitue ... batterestitute

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Yuletired

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: yool-tie-erd

Sentence: At the end of it all i was so yuletired i could hardly speak

Etymology: tired, yuletide

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Asaltonbattery

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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Debatterized

Created by: sjg4fish

Pronunciation: dee- bat- er -reyesed

Sentence: Unfortunately, things became debatterized just when the kids were getting ready to open their Christmas toys.

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