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Snubbrass

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: snub-bra-ss

Sentence: Snodgrass, had avoided carrying cash for many years, when in his early childhood he contracted a weird flesh eating disease from some money exchanged in a dirty fish market. Now as he handed, with his skeletal-looking fingers, a debit card to his young son he was shocked when the boy asked. "Dad, why do all the kids at school call me a snubbrass?"

Etymology: snub (avoid) + brass (sl. for coins)

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COMMENTS:

petaj In the illustration, Snodgrass's skeletal fingers are cleverly concealed in fleshy prosthetic gloves. - petaj, 2009-03-13: 06:02:00

guess they aren't penny pinchers! Very clever create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:03:00

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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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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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Creditz

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: KREH dits

Sentence: Merry Spinder loves to buy everything on credit and has developed an elaborate system of rationalization for this habit. She is such a creditz that she reasons that she is actually making money doing this, because while the credit card company charges 8% interest on what she owes, the money that's sitting in her mutual fund earning interest is supposedly making more than that. Except she forgot that the stock market hasn't been doing too well lately, and, oh yeah, paying $39 late fees isn't helping her "make money" either. This is the same woman who in college thought that if she still had checks in her checkbook, that meant there was still money in the account!

Etymology: credit + ditz

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COMMENTS:

Sadly, she ain't the only creditz around... - Nosila, 2010-09-24: 23:55:00

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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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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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Cashstashunner

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: cash + stash + shun + nur OR cash + stay + shun + nur

Sentence: Margo had never been neer a Cash Station. To her, it represented everything that she avoided.....lots of cash being dispensed and handled. She absolutely eschewed anything to do with coins, bills or green paper. She prided herself on never needing to handle cash. Her friends began to refer to her as a cashtashunner, both because she shunned cash stations and because she had never had a stash of cash in her life.

Etymology: Cash, Cash Station, Stash, Shun

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COMMENTS:

can't quit laughing over cash stations - good play on cashtration meaning to cut out the cash? Terrific last line! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:08:00

Wow...never thought of cashtrashun....that would have also been a great word!!! - mweinmann, 2009-03-13: 10:39:00

would have never thought of it by myself and I like the way you spelled it better. Amazing how minds inspire minds here ... and laughter creates more laughter! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:00:00

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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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Cardiologicist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: car/dio/loj/i/sist

Sentence: Steve knew in his heart and in his mind that credit was the most logical way to do business. He was a cardiologicist.

Etymology: card + logicist + cardiologist

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COMMENTS:

Super clever sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:09:00

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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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Comments:

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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