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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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Lithargic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lith-ar-jick

Sentence: Mum was so lithargic after consuming too many Christmas treats that she couldn't even reach the top shelf to get the spare batteries.

Etymology: lithium + lethargic

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

Good one! - toadstool57, 2007-12-21: 07:12:00

very nice petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-21: 08:49:00

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

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

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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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Lovoslomo

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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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metrohumanx http://isitchristmas.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 08:42:00

metrohumanx http://www.robot1968.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 09:00:00

metrohumanx http://wesclark.com/am/toys.html - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 09:06:00

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Voltlack

Created by: monkeywithamonocle

Pronunciation: Volt-lack

Sentence: To lack (battery) power. On Christmas morning it became apparent as George's toys were opened that we had an extreme case of voltlack. Of all the mornings to have voltlacked this was the worst.

Etymology: Volt (unit of power) - lack

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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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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Speaking of holidays -- I am taking some. So for the next two weeks, we will be showcasing our Verbotomy favorites from the past year. We will kick off 2008 with a new season starting on January 7th. Best wishes to everyone. And I hope you all get pleasantly Merrynaded! ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2007-12-21: 04:19:00
Thanks for Verbotomy, James. Seasonal Greetings to all.

Jabberwocky - 2007-12-21: 06:01:00
I'll add my best wishes as well to a crazy creative bunch who help jump start my brain cells every morning - Happy holidays

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 09:54:00
Oh no! Only three days to Christmas and I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet. I have a feeling I am going to be overcome by spendementia. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-12-21: 13:54:00
Hope everyone has a cool yule and gets lots of figgies in their pudding!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-25: 00:00:00
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