Verboticism: Terminalack

'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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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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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Assaultonbatteries

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: ah SULT on BAT a reez

Sentence: Damn this Christmas morning thing is just an assaultonbatteries and nothing will work until I can get to the store to get the missing components.

Etymology: ASSAULT: attack BATTERIES: providing energy play on 'assault and 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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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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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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Celltechristmas

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 capacity...you need a rest. Resistance is futile...you 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)

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

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