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'Is my money safe with you?'

DEFINITION: n. A bank which pays huge salaries to its executives who bet their customers' money on dumb investments, risky loans, and the inevitable government bail-out. v. To lend, spend, and mismanage a bank into bankruptcy.

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Reelersnstealers

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: REEL ers en STEEL ers

Sentence: At this bank the wheelers and dealers are more like reelersnstealers. They reel you in and then steal from you.

Etymology: WHEELERS and DEALERS: shrewd operators, especially in business REEL: to pull in STEALER: someone who takes something dishonestly

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REELY accuRATE! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 01:19:00

Wheely good - TJayzz, 2009-01-27: 10:11:00

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Perfundory

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: per-fun-dor-e

Sentence: Kimberly wasn't concerned about the perfundory attitude of bankers because she kept all her dollars stuffed into a mattress locked inside her panic room. In her words: "my funds are not some fat cat's fundough to shape into a golden parachute!"

Etymology: Perfunctory (with little care) + Fund (reserve of money)

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Theloandanger

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: the lone dane jer

Sentence: "With his faithful fiscal companion, Bunko, the daring, diabolic and resourceful masked rider of the plain, that Lion of Credit, led the fight for unlawful banking and disorderly monetary conduct in the United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of injustice. No deed went unrealized. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear (and today)...wherever a family stands to lose their home, or a small company has to declare bankruptcy or average citizens have their money used and lost, all the while being charged for each "transaction"; where cars and boats and motorbikes are repossessed; where an individual's assets are frozen (painful) or where an investor jumps from a bridge saying, "Goodbye,it's accrual world", it will be on account of Theloandanger. From out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver Bullion! Theloandanger rides again!" MisadVentures usually concluded with one of the characters lamenting the fact that they never learned the anti-hero's name ("Who was that masked man?"), only to be told, "Why, he's Theloandanger! He's the Bank's CEO, he's under indictment, out on bail in a plea-bargain arrangement, that's why we never know his real name!" as he and Bunko ride away, heading for South America, where there were plenty of non-extradition treaties. Departing on his white horse Silver Bullion, the Danger would infamously say "Hi-yo, your Silver is away!" as the horse galloped toward the setting sun. Each venture was not over until the dividEND!

Etymology: Wordplay on The Lone Ranger(old Western radio and television series) & Loan (money leant by a bank for a fee) & Danger (peril;a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury or harm)

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COMMENTS:

High! Yo! Yo rate the highest! Luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 01:39:00

metrohumanx Today's definition seems to have struck some raw nerves. Great composition, Kimosabe! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-27: 15:24:00

Who was that masked man?? - Mustang, 2009-01-27: 19:41:00

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Fannyabout

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fan neee ab owt

Sentence: they went from fanny can to fannyabout to fannymaynot in three months.

Etymology: fanny about as in mess about.

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WOW! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 10:12:00

fannymay or fannymae??? - mweinmann, 2009-01-27: 11:41:00

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Loanarranger

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lone ar rayn jer

Sentence: When Mary opened an account at the local bank, she was hoping to borrow enough money to finance a new home. She soon realized that the money she would borrow would cost her five times again as much in interest and that virtually she never would really own her home, in her lifetime. The interest that this loanarranger charged her went towards expensive lifestyles and foolish investment decisions of the bank's executives. She stormed out of the bank manager's office, crying "Goodbye, accrual world!"

Etymology: Loan Arranger (institute/person who lends money at an exhorbitant interest rate) & Wordplay on The Lone Ranger (1950's tv Western series of a lone surviving Texas Ranger who was nursed back to health by the Indian Tonto rides with him, on Silver and Scout, throughout the West, doing good while living off a silver mine which supplies him with income and bullets)

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Hi ho silver and gold! - scrabbelicious, 2012-01-13: 07:59:00

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Bankrapecy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bangkrāp(t)sē

Sentence: The punishment for bankrapecy is a million dollars less in bonuses. Bad, bad banker! Take that you naughty person!

Etymology: bankruptcy (declared in law unable to pay outstanding debts) + rape (the crime of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse without their consent)

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Cashrupter

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: cash-rup-ter

Sentence: Trust us, Miss Pennyworthy at our bank, we promise to cashrupter all of your money very carefully.

Etymology: Cash - Money. Rupt(er)- Taken in part of bank "rupt"cy. Rupter...one who helps a person become bankrupt. :o)

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Squirlvestor

Created by: LiaraTivona

Pronunciation: skwerl-vest-or

Sentence: "Why would you give your money to a bank that is a known squirlvestor?" "Don't squirlvestor this company away at a time when the competition is looming!"

Etymology: squirrel (v. to store stashes for the future, many of which may not be recovered) investor (n. a person who arranges finances, often on behalf of others, by placing them in other locations in the hopes of future returns)

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Mortgouge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor gowj

Sentence: Remember the good old days, when a bank was synonymous with fidelity, trust, credit? Now they only pay you interest when they want to lien on you. They mortgouge your soul and make you do a balancing act everyday. They venture your hard-earned money and sell it into bondage. They make an asset out of you and me and you can take that to the bank.

Etymology: Mortgage (a conditional conveyance of property as security for the repayment of a loan; put up as security or collateral) & Gouge (obtain by coercion or intimidation)

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Dinvestor

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: din - vest - or

Sentence: Margery began to suspect that her bank had become a dinvestor instead of an investor of her funds. Lately, she was growing suspicious that either they were incompetent or that they were siphoning off funds and worried that her money might disappear. There were an increasing number of expensive cars in the parking lot but the property was looking a bit unkempt. She had also stopped receiving statements lately....hmmmm

Etymology: Divest + Investor >>> Divest (In finance and economics, divestment or divestiture is the reduction of some kind of asset for either financial goals or ethical objectives. A divestment is the opposite of an investment) Investor (A person who invests money in order to make a profit)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-01-27: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-01-27: 15:27:00
Willie Sutton would have thrived in today's fiscally permissive climate.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-11: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James