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'Why don't you like me?'

DEFINITION: To sacrifice your health, your family, and even a few friends to money, only to discover that money doesn't like you.

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Parishiltality

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Created by: mythman

Pronunciation: pair-iss-hil-TAHL-ih-tee

Sentence: The gossip-mags are searching for the next celeb to commit a ParisHiltalty.

Etymology: "Paris Hilton" (who's cut herself and her siblings from the family fortune), and "fatality"

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Greedgret

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: greed-gret

Sentence: Bob had a split second to feel greedgret when his 200 lb. collection of rare coins fell off the shelf and hit him soundly on the head.

Etymology: greed, regret

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Sponfoolie

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: spon-FOO-lee

Sentence: Bob could think of, and talk about, nothing other than money. He kneaded the "dough", chased the "buck" and laundered the filthy lucre. But by-and-by this singleminded sponfoolie finished up a kinless and kithless crock, without enough "moolah" to buy a muesli bar.

Etymology: Blending based on "spondulie" and "spondulicks". A slang term(s)possibly from Gk "spondulicks", the adjectival form of "spondulox", a type of shell used as early "money" and fool.

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Benjamistaken

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: BEN-juh-miss-take-en

Sentence: Eric spent his whole life in pursuit of the almighty buck, thinking it would make him popular with the ladies and respected among his peers, but in the end he was simply benjamistaken and died alone, even though he was buried in the finest casket money could buy.

Etymology: Benjamins ($100 bills) + mistaken

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Cashstration

Created by: elron

Pronunciation: cash-stra-shun

Sentence: Lew had given up everything to win the lottery, but cashstration set in and he ended up homeless.

Etymology: cash + castration

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Nicmac

Created by: coolkids58

Pronunciation:

Sentence: why did you nicmac,your so mean you just broke my heart

Etymology:

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Martyrdoughm

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: mahr-ter-doh-m

Sentence: Stan's martyrdoughm not only humiliated his cat, he was left with a sizeable debt from the cat castle he lovingly bought for him. Marbles decided to use the ugly thing as his fur ball depository instead.

Etymology: martyrdom + dough ($)

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COMMENTS:

Clever word. Looks like Stan let the cat out of the bag. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-08-09: 18:02:00

Marbles couldn't Stan - d it any longer.. - remistram, 2007-08-13: 16:18:00

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Billaria

Created by: Paradox

Pronunciation:

Sentence: "Well, I liked him until he started suffering from extreme billaria."

Etymology:

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Monsacdis

Created by: kellii3

Pronunciation: mon sac dis

Sentence: he gave up every thing only to discover that monsacdis was goin to happen and there was no way out of it .

Etymology: mon - money sac - sacrifice dis - discovery

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Contemptation

Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: con - tem - tation

Sentence: Arnold decided to leave the monastery to pursue a life of contemptation.

Etymology: Contempt + temptation

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COMMENTS:

Great word, I've thought of it, too, a few months ago and as Erin McKean told me in her TechTalk video, that I ought to tell the other inventors about this mysterious mental connection, I googled this page, so greetings from Germany. (I think we also feel contemptation then drinking contemptatious alcoholic stuff, or when smoking, though I don't.) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7548057564471419291 - entryfee, 2007-11-03: 19:35:00

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Comments:

OZZIEBOB - 2007-08-09: 18:13:00
Have a friend who turns his "f" sounds into "b"s. So you've got my vote. Good word.

OZZIEBOB - 2007-08-09: 18:14:00
Have a friend who turns his "f" sounds into "b"s. So you've got my vote. Good word.