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Numerophobia

Top verboticism of the day created by matkline

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.

Pronunciation: nu-mer-o-pho-bia

Sentence: Ann's numerophobia has gotten so bad that she can't even look at her purse.

Etymology: Numerology + Phobia

Created by: matkline.

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Numbersome: /num ber sum/ People are being hit by falling numbers from st0ckmarkets on all the continents! The falling numbers in bank asset5 are hitting people in their $avings until it hurts! The falling numbers from equit1es are hitting homes and businesses, too. A rise in price$, makes the falling numbers from inf1ati0n, a descendread that causes more headtaches. It makes Stevie wonder. Can Mariah carry on? Can Penelope cruise along? Will Russell still crow? Will Angelina remain jolly? Or is it all too numbersome? Etymology: NUMBERS, CUMBERSOME. Numbers - intergers (falling like stars). Cumbersome - burdensome, heavy, hard to deal with or handle. Created by: silveryaspen.

Comments:

Thank you for the laugh! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-03: 06:11:00

Try to keep a steady view while everyone else disintegerates around you. - petaj, 2009-03-03: 06:53:00

now this is clever and timely! - mweinmann, 2009-03-03: 09:19:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-03: 12:01:00

Dollarous: /doll-are-us/ 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 Created by: yellowbird.

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