Verboticism: Batolac

'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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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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Holidrained

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hol - i - draned

Sentence: Carol was completely holidrained this year. By Christmas morning, it seemed that she had not rested since December 1st. There had been so many things to do to get ready for the holidays and now her batteries felt run down.....she needed badly to recharge.

Etymology: Holiday + Drained (spent, having no energy)

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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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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, Harold suffered a bout of clinical lacknicad depression.

Etymology: Blend of 'lack' (deficiency or absence) and 'nicad', short for nickel cadmium, a type of battery.

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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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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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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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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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Durahell

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dur-ah-hell

Sentence: Christmas day quickly spiralled into Durahell when she realized that Suzy's Patty-poops-a-lot doll did not come equipped with her own batteries.

Etymology: Duracell, hell

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COMMENTS:

hohoho! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-21: 04:42:00

great! - toadstool57, 2007-12-21: 07:13:00

Excellent word, and funny sentence! - Tigger, 2007-12-21: 13:23:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-21: 14:52:00

beautiful - yellowbird, 2007-12-22: 14:10:00

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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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