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'The numbers are falling!'

DEFINITION: v. To get freaked out by falling numbers and the prophets of doom who are eternally peddling their message of imminent global collapse. n. A type of mass hysteria created by the fear of falling numbers.

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Lowsteria

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: loh stee ree ah

Sentence: lowsteria is a much cheaper form of hysteria

Etymology: hysterie, low

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Pedoomiary

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pi/doo/mee/er/ee

Sentence: All the financial analyzers have jumped on the pedoomiary bandwagon.

Etymology: PEDOOMIARY - noun - from PECUNIARY (pertaining to money) + DOOM (adverse fate; unavoidable ill fortune)

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Necrofiscalemminged

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: NECK-roe-FISS-kull-LEM-inged (necrofiscalemmingism)

Sentence: CHICO was in a pan ic! Having scratched out a meager living as a purveyor of free-range ostriches, he foolishly sank his savings into commodities futures.(mostly corn) CHICO watched TV with a glazed eye as the balding maniacal mavens predicted an armageddon of monetary loss. CHICO was already financially beheaded, but he decided to warn his comrades by pecking out text messages as fast as possible. Wattle his friends think of him now that his amateur advice had caused their demise? He foolishly mailed his heirloom gold to an anonymous huckster, and the pittance he received stuck in his craw. CHICO wasn't steeped in investment strategies, so decided to wing it, dumping all his assets for pennies on the dollar! When the markets turned around, he realized he'd been NECROFISCALEMMINGED, and he'd been the victim of a fowl plot. As the turkeys flocked to re-invest, CHICO became sadly fatalistic. "Oh well-" He thought... "Here today, guano tomorrow"!

Etymology: NECROs+FISCAl+LEMMING(ed)=NECROFISCALEMMINGED.....NECRO:Fron the Greek NECROS(dead body.....FISCAL:of or relating to taxation, public revenues, or public debt,Latin fiscalis, from fiscus basket, treasury (1563).....LEMMING:any of various small short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution that are notable for population fluctuations and recurrent mysterious mass migrations.

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metrohumanx Q: WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING WORDS HAVE IN COMMON? Banana Dresser Grammar Potato Revive Uneven Assess - metrohumanx, 2009-03-03: 08:46:00

Puntastic sentence! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:24:00

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Precipiteight

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pre-sip-a-tate

Sentence: Try not to be precipiteight! I know your horse (no.8) had a fall in the race, and the eight ball fell in the pocket, and your superannuation fell 8% this year, but you read too much into these things.

Etymology: precipitation (rain, settling, deposition) + precipitate (rash, hurried) + eight (a number)

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clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-03: 12:02:00

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Schizosummation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: skit + zoh + sum + mashun

Sentence: All of the predictions made by the false prophets resulted in schizosummation as the populace added up the numbers and became crazy with fear that the end was near.

Etymology: Schizophrenia + Summation >>Schizophrenia (A psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness variously affecting behavior, thinking, and emotion) Summation (Summation is the addition of a set of numbers; the result is their sum or total)

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Armageddonouttahere

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: arma-geddon-owta-heer

Sentence: "Wow! you really love baked beans" said Mike as he stared into Percy's full shopping trolley. "There for my bomb shelter up in Dead Man's Canyon" exclaimed Percy, "Next week the three moons of Zarcan will align with the cosmic aura of Xantoras and all who walk the Earth shall perish in the rain of unholy fire, so armageddonouttahere". "Oh" said Mike, "I just thought they were on special".

Etymology: 1.armageddon - catastrophic destruction. 2.I'm out of here - an expression of intent to leave a location.

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hehe - galwaywegian, 2009-03-03: 09:09:00

a bit out of this world! (wink/big grin) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:19:00

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Dollarous

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: doll-are-us

Sentence: Jim was so dollarous after reading the financial news and examining his shrunken nest egg that he bought a bugle and, after burying his quarterly statement in his backyard, played Taps over it in the soft winter twilight. The next day his neighbor, an elderly veteran, offered his sympathies and a coupon for ten free music lessons at a nearby shop.

Etymology: dolor(anguish), dollar, and delirious

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Doomerology

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: dume - ur - ahh - logee

Sentence: The science of doomerology is relatively new. It explores the phenomena where people loose their minds because of falling numbers.

Etymology: Doom and Numerology....Doom --make certain of the failure or destruction of Numerology --Numerology is any of many systems, traditions or beliefs in a mystical or esoteric relationship between numbers and physical objects or living things

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Soothdecay

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sueth/dee/kay

Sentence: Economic soothsayers are the harbingers of soothdecay. A positive outlook and good dollar hygiene is what the world needs now.

Etymology: sooth (reality) + decay + soothsayer + tooth decay

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petaj thaths tho funny - petaj, 2009-03-03: 06:53:00

GlobalGallery Clever use of a single letter. You can make a dental patient crazy. Just change the d to an m. - GlobalGallery, 2009-03-03: 07:52:00

reminds me of the old saw ... dental floss for the brain! Super sentence. Super word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:11:00

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Nasdeeeek

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hahz deek

Sentence: the nasdeq wobbled then fell, becoming a nasdeek before lunch

Etymology: nasdeq eeek

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