Verboticism: Invesdementia

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Spenditaller

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Spend-it-al-er

Sentence: Sam was such a spenditaller that he never had any savings.

Etymology: A play on words ; Spend-It-All-er

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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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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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Saleomatic

Created by: taith

Pronunciation:

Sentence: when she goes shopping she's really saleomatic!!!

Etymology: sale+automatic

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Dealinquency

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: deel link wen see

Sentence: Dealoren's dealinquency was not dealiberate. He dealed dealightfully with any deals dealiberated upon in his dealusional family. His wife, Dealilah had a dealcidedly deafferent view of what was a good deal. She learned early on not to dealagate dealicate deliberations to Dealoren. For her, his dealight in dealuging her with dealiverable deals posed a huge dealemma. Through sheer due dealigence, she dealayed dealciding which expenses to dealete from her budget. If only she could find a spouse who would dealete deals from dealicatessens and deal with dealettantes and other deals in a dealiscious dealivery. Otherwise, she would be called dealvious!

Etymology: Deal ( do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;come to terms or deal successfully with) & Deliquency (a tendency to be negligent and uncaring;nonpayment of a debt when due)

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metrohumanx Let's make a dealinquency! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:09:00

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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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