Verboticism: Holidrought

'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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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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Revoltage

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re vol taj

Sentence: After forgetting batteries to accompany all the new toys and gadgets her family had gotten on Christmas morning, Emily was facing revoltage. Tempers flared and you guessed it, there were charges of assault and battery. Sure a few bruises. but nothing terminal. Merry Christmas!

Etymology: Revolt (uprising) & Voltage (power measurement in a battery)

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Dudevorce

Created by: hanu73

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Demerritized

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: dee-mare-ih-tized

Sentence: When dad threw the tree out on the lawn, we knew he was clearly demerritized.

Etymology: demerrit+merry+desensitized

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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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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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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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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. We are all just too tired to enjoy the holiday. We're totally festigued.

Etymology: FESTIGUE - noun - from FESTIVE (something joyous, or merry) + FATIGUE (physical, or mental weariness)

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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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