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Plastaholic

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pla-sta-hol-ick

Sentence: Tommy's Dad Howard was so addicted to his charge and debit cards that he never had any cash. Tommy thought back to when he lost his first tooth...he reached under his pillow to only find a thin piece of plastic with a note. (You have 2.76 cents left on this charge card. Love,The Tooth Fairy.) Tommy held it in his little hands and thought is this money? Until he went to school and saw different...all he ever saw was his Dad use a plastic card to get everything they wanted or needed. Oh how Tommy longed to feel REAL CASH in his hands. Things got so bad with his Dad that Tommy wasn't allowed to answer the phone anymore because all these people wanted His Father's plastic back? Hmm he wondered, "what can I do to stop all these calls so my friends can call me?"...He looked in the phone book and found and found a support group for his Dad called ("Plastaholic" Anonymous) and called and had brochures sent to his Dad. Now his Dad is in the 12 step program to overcome his "plastaholic" addiction. Every once in a while his Dad slips up and wants to use plastic but Tommy reminds him he's in treatment for "Plastaholic" tendencies. Tommy is worried when he grows up will he also be a "Plastaholic" since it's in his family history????

Etymology: Plast; Part of the word Plastic. Aholic; Part of the word Alcoholic minus the lco. Alcoholic-Meaning; One who is addicted to alcohol. Plastaholic;One who is addicted to plastic debit and charge cards. Plastaholic Anonymous ;Where you go to fight addictions to charge cards and debit cards you keep maxing out to where it's destroying your life.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Awwww.... how touching. I remember the tooth fairy. Great story. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-13: 02:04:00

Thank you Metrohumanx :) Keep smiling~ - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-13: 02:41:00

Platiholics Anonymous is a great idea ... even in the real wold! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:44:00

Great word and story, Deb...I'm sure their meetings would be full these days! - Nosila, 2009-03-13: 19:10:00

Thank you everybody! You all are such talented writers :) Very entertaining! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-17: 01:54:00

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Publiplastican

Created by: dvalene

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Plastiotronics

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: plas tee O tron icks (the OH/zero in the middle is no mistake)

Sentence: Ever since the government debt became more than could ever be paid, the goverment quit minting money. All payment is now made via plastiotronics.

Etymology: PLASTIC - slang term for any and all credit and debit or welfare payment cards. ELECTRONICS - in this case, electonics limited to keeping track of your credits and debits based on the imaginary money of today's world; the new electronic barter system.

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COMMENTS:

Can you envision a trillion anything? Money is no longer a meaningful paper/coin chase, but meaningful plastiotronics chase! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:38:00

scary times - great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-13: 10:42:00

Very good word for imaginary money. - Mustang, 2009-03-14: 00:35:00

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Amexclusive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: am ex kloooooo siv

Sentence: After yesterday's debacls at Metro's Mouthwatering Diner, she decided she couldn't touch anything green for a long time. She went amexclusive.

Etymology: Amex, exclusive

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COMMENTS:

lol! great sentence and word. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:00:00

great combo Galway - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-13: 10:43:00

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Spendshift

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: spend-shift

Sentence: Gabe's wife, Myrtle, loved to tell her friends that he had become a devoted spendshift, having arranged to have both their paychecks deposited directly to their banking accounts, doing all his bill paying on line and making all purchases with credit or debit cards, thereby avoiding any contact with actual cash which he considered to be antiquated and beneath him.

Etymology: Blend of spend and shift, a play on the word spendthrift.

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COMMENTS:

Spendshift and exchange day (slang term frequently used for pay day) go so well together. Superb pun and a terrific create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:58:00

Excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-03-14: 22:27:00

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Eragan

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: air-a-gan

Sentence: Started off as ERAGONE, as I thought Reagan was spelled Reagon...after realizing I was wrong, I switched to ERAGAN, a pitiful substitute...How about ERAGAN, the combination Debit and Scratch N Sniff card offered by First Polymer Bank?

Etymology: A poor acronym for REAGAN, the President of the US, who arrived in DC for his first term in 1980 and was reported to have said, when asked for cash instead of plastic, "I haven't used cash for years."

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Nodough

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nohdoh

Sentence: Chris read a report about the germs and drug residue that is often a part of paper money. At that point he declared his household to be a nodough zone. Now he's read an article about the danger of handling certain types of plastic. He's considering a switch to bartering if he can just verify the bacteria-free nature of chickens and goats. Good luck!

Etymology: no (dissent, denial, or refusal) + dough (money)

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Indebtermined

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: in/deh/ter/min/ed

Sentence: He was indebtermined to avoid paying cash.

Etymology: in debt + determined

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amazing how so many people are anxious to remain indebtermined! This one will pop out of my head everytime some one tells me about deeply indebtermined they are! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:02:00

left a word out of the last line ... about how deeply indebtermined they are! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:03:00

Debtedly a great word! - Nosila, 2009-03-13: 19:11:00

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Dollarepsy

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: daw-ler-epp-see

Sentence: Jim's dollarepsy was so severe that he ignored the $20 bill that he spotted on his neighbour's front lawn.

Etymology: dollar + epsy (as in affected by)

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Buckstopper

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: buk stop per

Sentence: Let's be Franc...Mark had a Yen to use plastic. He liked it so much because he did not have to dirty his hands with cash. He would Peso himself spending by only charging items. He would not Baht an eye at high service fees and comPound interest rates. His friends called him Robert Dinero...

Etymology: Buck (dollar in slang) & Stopper (to no longer use or be part of)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-13: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-24: 00:51:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Why can't I get my allowance in cash?'

DEFINITION: v. To exclusively use credit cards, debit cards and/or electronic banking in order to avoid using, or even touching, old fashioned cash. n. A person who never pays for anything using real money.

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