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Plasticscene

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: plas tik seen

Sentence: When Joey started school, he was familiar with the plasticscene, because his Dad had taught him all about credit cards. Imagine his surprise to find out he was meant to make a model out of it in Art class.

Etymology: Plastic (credit cards) & Scene (happening) & Wordplay on Plasticine (synthetic clay-like material used in schools for making models)

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Spendshift

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SPEND-shift

Sentence: Virgil's wife, Mabel, 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' (expend funds) and 'shift' (transfer or move to another place), a play on the word spendthrift.

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Publiplastican

Created by: dvalene

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Plastagogo

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: plast-AGOG-oh! (plastagogian or plastagogite)

Sentence: Little Billy was alarmed at the currenseepage from his piggybank. His eco-rrect teacher gave him a heads-up about the dangers of our vanishing specie, and when his dad told him his chore monies would be direct-deposited into an inaccesible interest-bearing account, he FREAKED! Billy called his dad a NUMISMACRETIN and ran upstairs. Billy's dad believed all paper money was unsanitary, and would soon become extinct. He was all PLASTAGOGGO about his custom-imprintable debit card, and vainly tried to pass his enthusiasm on to his child. But Little Billy was at that rebellious age, and vowed in his heart of hearts NEVER to become a PLASTICOINITE like his poor, misguided father.

Etymology: PLASTic+AGOG+GOGO= PLASTAGOGO.....PLASTIC: made or consisting of a plastic, capable of being deformed continuously and permanently in any direction without rupture, having a quality suggestive of mass-produced plastic goods; Latin plasticus of molding, from Greek plastikos, from plassein to mold, form.....AGOG: full of intense interest or excitement, bewitched by; Middle French en gogues in mirth....GOGO: marked by spirited or aggressive action, relating to or dealing in popular often speculative investment expected to yield high returns;partly from "a-go-go", partly from reduplication of 1 "go" 1965......Specie: money in coin; from in specie, from Latin, in kind.....Numismatic: of or relating to currency; French numismatique, from Latin nomismat-, nomisma coin, from Greek, current coin, from nomizein to use, from nomos custom, law

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metrohumanx Well, it's friday here in Pennsylvania. I've gotta go soak abrush, but I can't wait for the avalanche of verbotomisms to roll in. Vote early, vote often. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-13: 02:01:00

Metrohumanx your new word today makes me want to get up and dance! But I can't right now...but I will soon hopefully... Keep smiling :) "Deb" otherwise known as Cinderfreakinrella - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-13: 02:27:00

Many smiles for your great creates this day! Terrific verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:48:00

cudos on this one metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-13: 13:27:00

metrohumanx Thanks, crew! You rock! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-14: 00:28:00

Funny! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-14: 02:22:00

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Debtmintor

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: debt-mint-or

Sentence: Charlie had his very own debtmintor growing up. Daddy taught him well!

Etymology: debt + u.s. mint + mentor

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Visaonary

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: Vee/za/on/ar/ee

Sentence: Sam was considered a visaonary who heralded a world full of plastic and credit.

Etymology: Visa + visionary

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master(ard)ful! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-13: 08:15:00

love the implied 'now you see it, now you don't' by incorporating visionary in your etymology. Excellent create. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:52:00

Brief, concise and to the point. Excellent word. - Mustang, 2009-03-14: 00:36:00

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Increditable

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inkreditəbəl

Sentence: Marsha's ability to spend money is increditible, not that she ever touches that nasty paper stuff. Who knows where it has been or who has handled it? When the grocery clerk asks "paper or plastic?" Marsha is strictly a plastic girl. She handles a credit card with the skill and dexterity of a ninja with a throwing star. Don't even mention coins in her presence. That is the stuff of peasants.

Etymology: credit (the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future) + incredible (impossible to believe)

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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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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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Plasdeceptikon

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: Plas-dee-sep-tick-awn

Sentence: Soon enough there will be plasdeceptikons who have never even seen money. With the end of paper money, plasdeceptikons will rule the world! Ah-ha ha ha ha!(sinister laugh)

Etymology: Taken from words of the future

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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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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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