Verboticism: Retrohoard

'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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Squanderloss

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Skwan-der-loss

Sentence: Jim got a little carried away when he saw that a leading brand of shampoo and conditioner was being offered at half price. Always one to save a bit of money he bought the whole stock. It wasn't til he got home that he remembererd that he had been completely bald for the past four years. He spent the rest of the day ringing round friends and family members trying to offload 'his bargain' as he could no longer get into his spare room due to the huge number of boxes that had been delivered.

Etymology: Squander( to waste(money) in a reckless or foolish manner) + Loss(to make less money than is originally spent) = Squanderloss

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COMMENTS:

nice combo and very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-15: 11:53:00

metrohumanx A classic laugh fest! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:15:00

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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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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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Buckschmuck

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: buck-shmuck

Sentence: Bob is such a buckschmuck - he thinks paying more for a supersized meal is such a bargain, when all it does is empty his wallet AND make him a lard ass.

Etymology: Buck: slang for dollar + Schmuck: an idiot or fool

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COMMENTS:

As Frank Moore Colby said: "The more food there is in the worls, the more fools will be feed." Like your word heaps! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:56:00

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Spendaddiction

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spen-da-dik-shun

Sentence: While he was in throws of his spendaddiction, Carlos actually believed that by shopping at the Dollar Store he was investing for his future retirement.

Etymology: spend + addiction

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Fantasale

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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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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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Discountwingebingeosis

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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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Gullibuyer

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: gull-ih-bye-er

Sentence: She's such a gullibuyer, she bought a timeshare where the next Hawaiian island will be.

Etymology: gullible + buyer

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COMMENTS:

good one yellowbird - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:42:00

Some are bargain hunters, while others buy the things they need! Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:39:00

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Slavor

Created by: looseball

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