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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Surgain

vixphilia

Created by: vixphilia

Pronunciation: SUrgain

Sentence: The bugger said this dehydrated water was 50% off and that's why he bought it. Surgain indeed.

Etymology: Sucker + Bargain

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Fantasale

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: FAN-ta-sale

Sentence: Karen labored under the fantasale that she was being frugal by buying all of the remaining Halloween candy in November and then freezing it for next year. Sadly it never stayed frozen long enough to be handed out.

Etymology: Fantasy + sale

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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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Barloss

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: bahr-los

Sentence: The fifty pound bag of dog food Mary bought on sale was a barloss, considering she had two cats.

Etymology: Bargain: ME bargaynen - an advantageous purchase. + Loss: OE los - at a financial loss.

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Spendipity

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: spend + ip + it + ee

Sentence: You didn't SAVE 500 dollars, you SPENT 800. This is total spendipity.

Etymology: serendipity + spend

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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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Defrayaway

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dee-fray-ah-way

Sentence: Jim was an imbesale who couldn't pass up econobuys. A strong believer in the defrayaway plan, he "saved" hundreds of dollars buying 8-track tapes for 99 cents, only to discover that none of his cronies at Verbotomy had an 8-track player.

Etymology: defray, layaway

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COMMENTS:

maybe we could buy a couple of hundred of them on ebay - they're collectibles afterall - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:46:00

Good word! De-fray(How To Save a Life)ment. There's a tune for you to hum for the weekend. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-16: 18:28:00

Good word! The bargain hunter has little trouble finding a bargain, but a lot of trouble finding a use for it afterward. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:49:00

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Bargainchump

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: BAHR-guhn-chuhmp

Sentence: Alex and his date went bargainchumping for half-price lawn flamingos; despite the fact that Alex lived in an apartment, he hoped to impress the young lady with his financial prowess.

Etymology: bargain-hunt + chump

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Invesdementia

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: ĭn-věs-dĭ-měn'-shə

Sentence: Aunt Martha spent most of her waking hours watching the Home Shopping Network, in a state of invesdementia, calling in to buy things like gaudy jewelry and shoes, even though she'll never wear them, since she never leaves her apartment. On her fixed income, her practice of 'trickle-away economics' will eventually leave Martha debtstitute.

Etymology: investment "the act of spending or devoting funds for future advantage or benefit" (Latin, investīre) + dementia (Latin, dēmentia "madness")

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COMMENTS:

Aunt Martha is such a 'Super-sHSNopper' that the hostesses all know her voice, and the operators all have shortcuts on their ordering terminals to enter her credit card number. - Tigger, 2007-11-18: 23:44:00

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Denybuy

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: di-nahy-bahy

Sentence: Not only do you feel less guilty by denybuying 4 flat screen tv's - you can also impress your friends & family at the same time.

Etymology: deny + buy

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COMMENTS:

I like it Remi. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-16: 18:58:00

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