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'I've been pre-approved for a new credit card?'

DEFINITION: v. To offer pre-approved credit, loans or sweepstake prizes in order to lock the some poor sucker into permanent usury. n. Junk mail, spam or telemarketing offers for pre-approved credit and loans.

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Pawnfree

Top verboticism of the day created by TJayzz

Pronunciation: Paw-n-fr-ee

Sentence: Now that the credit crunch is well under way many people will be forced to turn to buying on credit from those pawn-free credit offers. This means that you are entitled to free gifts and 0% for the first six months, then when you are completely hooked the rate goes up to 19% therefore having great difficulty keeping up the repayments.

Etymology: Pawn(a person who is used by others for their own purposes) + Free(Something given for nothing. OR IS IT???)

Created by: TJayzz.

Comments:

pawnfree, as free as the wind blows - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-24: 09:18:00

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Mortalgage: /mort-al-age/ The sales pitch and the rates were good we decided to lock into a 60 year mortalgage. Etymology: MORTALGAGE - from MORTAL + MORTGAGE or MORTAL + ENGAGE Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments:

very clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-24: 08:59:00

Lendanger: /len DAYN jer/ Aiyo Yu keeps getting calls from PityBank (motto: "We Want to Help You Feel Forever In Our Debt") offering her the "opportunity" to roll her balances on other cards "free of charge" into the card she holds from this particular company. She also gets mailings from the same company inviting her to apply for various-sized loans that would pay off all her debts and give her "just one convenient monthly payment." These lendangering practices are helping a lot - helping PityBank, that is. She doesn't seem to realize that rolling all your outstanding debts into one payment is only helpful if you actually pay down the balance every month, and don't run up new balances. Most of her paycheck is a lendangered species at this point. Etymology: endanger + lend Created by: karenanne.

Comments:

An all-too familiar tale, sadly! - Nosila, 2010-09-07: 21:10:00

Indebture: /in dept chure/ When Della got hom,e from work, she had yet more mail to sort. From different angles, each one wanted her to be in a state of indebture to them. Etymology: Indenture (a contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term) & Debt (the state of owing something (especially money) Created by: Nosila.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-24: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-02-24: 08:20:00
The thanks should go to my hubby who doesn't play, but loves to hear the defs!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-24: 22:59:00
Well lets give thanks to your hubby. Sounds like he has lots of good ideas! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-07: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

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