Verboticism: Fubargain

'If we buy 100 we'll save over $7000!'

DEFINITION: v., To believe you're saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don't really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

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Discountwingebingeosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DISS-cown-TWINGE-binge-OH-sis (discountwingebingeite)

Sentence: Trudy and Dave were struggling to furnish their humble lovenest with modest frugality. Although they wanted to be good consumers, they vowed not to use discount coupons and to eschew non-food items whenever possible. Dave wasn't really the neuroticustomer he used to be in his bachelor days, but his latest trip to the store was economicomical....he succumbed to that dreaded dollar-store affliction known as DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS. To pass up a percieved "DEAL" gave him a sharp pain in his gut, and a gnawing feeling that he'd passed up a great sale. Trudy, however, was less than ecstatic when he returned home with a gross of 5.5" floppy discs and a cubic yard of ossified Ramen noodle soup mixes.

Etymology: DISCOUNT+tWINGE+BINGE+OSIS=........... DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS.....DISCOUNT:the amount by which something is reduced in cost.....TWINGE:to feel a sudden sharp local pain;Middle English twengen, from Old English twengan; akin to Old High German zwengen to pinch.....BINGE:to engage in impulsive or excessive action;an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence c: an act of excessive or compulsive consumption .....-OSIS:a condition marked by abnormal behavior in one's buying habits.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Trudy-And-Dave-lyrics-John-Hiatt/B7B89D34B2084FBD48256A96002DFA1F - metrohumanx, 2008-10-15: 05:53:00

It sounds a painful affliction! - Nosila, 2008-10-15: 20:30:00

metrohumanx Not as painful as it was to string those dumb words together, though. Not one of my best, i'm afraid. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:55:00

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Fallashop

Created by: aleximrie

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jane's boyfriend was slowly going mad. Jane's constant fallashopping was really eating into their savings.

Etymology: fallacy + shop

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Frugonomical

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: phrew-GONE-no-MIKLE

Sentence: Frugonomicalists stretch their buck so far that in the end, they end up with so much excessive debris, that they can't consume and/or sell it all. To be economical is a very good thing - save some money. A frugal person - well let's not go crazy here. But a frugonomical person - see a psychiatrist please!

Etymology: frugal + economical

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Bargaint

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: barg - ain't

Sentence: Sure, you got a good deal. But you're never going to use it. What a bargaint!

Etymology: bargain + ain't

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Dealusional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dee/loo/shun/al

Sentence: Bart was completely dealusional and continued to stockpile worthless 'bargains'.

Etymology: deal + delusion

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Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-16: 18:55:00

It's the real deal, Stevo! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:41:00

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Retrohoard

Created by: SpaceCadet

Pronunciation: re-troh-hohrd

Sentence: John was such a retrohoard that he spent all his free time scouring through the stalls at the local flea markets, in the hopes of finding that long lost treasure, what ever it may be. For retrohoarding is less about the immediate goal but the future potential, however elusive; one could say it's the modern day equivalent to the great mythic quests of the past.

Etymology: 1. "retro-": a prefix from Latin retrĊ (adv.), backward, back, behind. 2. "hoard": (noun) a supply or accumulation that is carefully guarded for future use; (verb) to accumulate for future use in a carefully guarded place

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Shopamallic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: shop/a/mawl/ic

Sentence: Gordon could not be stopped. No matter what was going on, he always found the time AND the money to make every sale at the mall. He had closets full of things he swore would come in handy one day, or at the very least, be "back in style." Yes, he was a shopamallic and proud of it!

Etymology: Play on shopaholic.

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Foolociousness

Created by: deathsweep

Pronunciation: foo lo cious ness

Sentence: Juanita really showed her foolociousness when she came home with a case of cock-rings.

Etymology:

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Frugalifutile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: frue-GAL-uh-few-tyl

Sentence: Ramon thought he was being cagey in buying up fantastic bargains even though he had no use for them and while other thought his efforts were frugalifutile at best, he continued to consider himself to be shrewd and thoughtful.

Etymology: Blend of frugal and futile

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Twofernatic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: too-fer-nat-ik

Sentence: Jane's boyfriend Todd is a twofernatic. Put the word sale in front of him and he is ready to spend every last dime buying things he really doesn't need. The word clearance makes him giddy. Going-out-of-business (goob)sales will cause him to loose his mind.

Etymology: twofer (an item that is selling two for the price of one)+ fanatic (a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal)

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