Verboticism: Dealusional

'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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Twoferninny

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: toō fər nin ē

Sentence: Janene is truly a twoferninny. Say the word sale and her eyes light up. Mention "half off" and she may swoon. It doesn't matter that she doesn't need it, if it is a bargain, consider it bought. Just last week she was practically giddy as she saved a huge bundle of cash on two gallons (a twofer) of kumquat juice.

Etymology: twofer (an item or offer that comprises two items but is sold for the price of one) + ninny (a foolish person)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-15: 11:50:00

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Saleaneous

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: Sale-ayn-ee-ous

Sentence: Katie was a saleaneous shopper - it didn't matter how unnecessary the item, or how many needed to be purchased to attain a discount, she would buy it with a smile and believe wholeheartedly she was actually saving money.

Etymology: From (on) sale: at a discounted price; and spontaneous: impulsive

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COMMENTS:

zxvasdf It also resembles salacious, if one dabbled in such bargain deals of adult variety. :) - zxvasdf, 2008-10-15: 10:36:00

time to sale-abrate - Nosila, 2008-10-15: 20:27:00

metrohumanx Very worthy word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:49:00

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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 retrō (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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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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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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Froogalish

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: froo/gull/ish

Sentence: Eddy was always so frugalish; he managed to get a 20% discount on his kitchen knives by purchasing 10 complete sets from QVC.

Etymology: Frugal and Foolish

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Dealboughtcheery

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deel/bot/cheer/ee

Sentence: Harold exhibited the classic signs of dealboughtcheery every time he emerged from a going out of business store with a grin on his face and several huge shopping bags filled with useless bargains.

Etymology: deal + bought+ cheery + debauchery (excessive sensual indulgence)

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Great word - TJayzz, 2008-10-15: 15:03:00

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Salelubrious

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: sale/oo/bree/us

Sentence: What do you mean?? I have a very saleubrious attitude towards shopping.

Etymology: sale + salubrious (healthful)

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Deniacurement

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Dee-nigh-a-cure-ment

Sentence: Tony is a constant victim of deniacurement - he's always buying things he never needs!

Etymology: Denial (refusal to acknowledge) + Procurement (the purchasing of something) = Deniacurement

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metrohumanx VERY clever-please expound on your funny sentences. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:54:00

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Bargainbasedbent

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bar/gan/based/bent

Sentence: Sue was so bargainbasedbent that she planned her holidays around closing sales.

Etymology: bargain + based + bent (determined) + bargain basement

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Hell hath no fury like a woman at a bargain counter! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:45:00

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Bargoon

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bar-GOON

Sentence: Barry, you are such a bargoon when it comes to flybuys. We have enough shampoo to last us 30 years since you've been trying to build up enough loyalty points to get a 'free' toaster worth just $20.

Etymology: bargain + goon

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