Verboticism: Dollarous

'The numbers are falling!'

DEFINITION: v. To get freaked out by falling numbers and the prophets of doom who are eternally peddling their message of imminent global collapse. n. A type of mass hysteria created by the fear of falling numbers.

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Lowsteria

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: loh stee ree ah

Sentence: lowsteria is a much cheaper form of hysteria

Etymology: hysterie, low

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Necrofiscalemminged

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: NECK-roe-FISS-kull-LEM-inged (necrofiscalemmingism)

Sentence: CHICO was in a pan ic! Having scratched out a meager living as a purveyor of free-range ostriches, he foolishly sank his savings into commodities futures.(mostly corn) CHICO watched TV with a glazed eye as the balding maniacal mavens predicted an armageddon of monetary loss. CHICO was already financially beheaded, but he decided to warn his comrades by pecking out text messages as fast as possible. Wattle his friends think of him now that his amateur advice had caused their demise? He foolishly mailed his heirloom gold to an anonymous huckster, and the pittance he received stuck in his craw. CHICO wasn't steeped in investment strategies, so decided to wing it, dumping all his assets for pennies on the dollar! When the markets turned around, he realized he'd been NECROFISCALEMMINGED, and he'd been the victim of a fowl plot. As the turkeys flocked to re-invest, CHICO became sadly fatalistic. "Oh well-" He thought... "Here today, guano tomorrow"!

Etymology: NECROs+FISCAl+LEMMING(ed)=NECROFISCALEMMINGED.....NECRO:Fron the Greek NECROS(dead body.....FISCAL:of or relating to taxation, public revenues, or public debt,Latin fiscalis, from fiscus basket, treasury (1563).....LEMMING:any of various small short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution that are notable for population fluctuations and recurrent mysterious mass migrations.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Q: WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING WORDS HAVE IN COMMON? Banana Dresser Grammar Potato Revive Uneven Assess - metrohumanx, 2009-03-03: 08:46:00

Puntastic sentence! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:24:00

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Dollarous

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: doll-are-us

Sentence: Jim was so dollarous after reading the financial news and examining his shrunken nest egg that he bought a bugle and, after burying his quarterly statement in his backyard, played Taps over it in the soft winter twilight. The next day his neighbor, an elderly veteran, offered his sympathies and a coupon for ten free music lessons at a nearby shop.

Etymology: dolor(anguish), dollar, and delirious

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Soothdecay

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sueth/dee/kay

Sentence: Economic soothsayers are the harbingers of soothdecay. A positive outlook and good dollar hygiene is what the world needs now.

Etymology: sooth (reality) + decay + soothsayer + tooth decay

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COMMENTS:

petaj thaths tho funny - petaj, 2009-03-03: 06:53:00

GlobalGallery Clever use of a single letter. You can make a dental patient crazy. Just change the d to an m. - GlobalGallery, 2009-03-03: 07:52:00

reminds me of the old saw ... dental floss for the brain! Super sentence. Super word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:11:00

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Precipiteight

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pre-sip-a-tate

Sentence: Try not to be precipiteight! I know your horse (no.8) had a fall in the race, and the eight ball fell in the pocket, and your superannuation fell 8% this year, but you read too much into these things.

Etymology: precipitation (rain, settling, deposition) + precipitate (rash, hurried) + eight (a number)

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clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-03: 12:02:00

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Pedoomiary

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pi/doo/mee/er/ee

Sentence: All the financial analyzers have jumped on the pedoomiary bandwagon.

Etymology: PEDOOMIARY - noun - from PECUNIARY (pertaining to money) + DOOM (adverse fate; unavoidable ill fortune)

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Doomerology

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: dume - ur - ahh - logee

Sentence: The science of doomerology is relatively new. It explores the phenomena where people loose their minds because of falling numbers.

Etymology: Doom and Numerology....Doom --make certain of the failure or destruction of Numerology --Numerology is any of many systems, traditions or beliefs in a mystical or esoteric relationship between numbers and physical objects or living things

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Digitdelirium

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: did jit de leer ee um

Sentence: The chicks were all racing around when the numbers started falling down on them. It created digitdelirium and any deaths caused by the falling numbers would have been considered fowl play.

Etymology: Digit (number) & Delirium (state of violent mental agitation; hysteria)

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Direeah

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: d'eye reeeee ah

Sentence: The direr the news the worse the direeah. At least all of those dollars in the matress were useful for something.

Etymology: dire, diarrhoea

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-03: 12:00:00

Slick! In so many ways! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:17:00

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Numbrunexy

Created by: notoriousjoeyg

Pronunciation: Num - brun - eks - ee

Sentence: The number of people falling victim to numbrunexy is rising every day.

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