Verboticism: Monetaryfied

'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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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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Necrofiscalemminged

metrohumanx

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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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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Schizosummation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: skit + zoh + sum + mashun

Sentence: All of the predictions made by the false prophets resulted in schizosummation as the populace added up the numbers and became crazy with fear that the end was near.

Etymology: Schizophrenia + Summation >>Schizophrenia (A psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness variously affecting behavior, thinking, and emotion) Summation (Summation is the addition of a set of numbers; the result is their sum or total)

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Digitosity

cmart17

Created by: cmart17

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Digitrauma

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dijitroumə

Sentence: Mike didn’t even know it was raining so you can imagine his surprise when he walked into hail storm of falling numbers. He just dodged his credit score only to be smacked in the head by his 401(k). After a quick trip to the digitrauma room he is afraid to go outside. He has heard rumors that the financial climate is swarming with bears.

Etymology: digit (any of the numerals from 0 to 9) + trauma (emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury)

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Neganumeraphobia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: neg-uh-noo-muh-rol-uh-foh-bee-uh

Sentence: After taking a bath during several stock market downturns, Tim developed a bad case of neganumeraphobia. Even the suggestion of a bad day on Wall Street can turn him into a trembling, quivering mess. A mere whisper of the term 401k can cause a catatonic state.

Etymology: negative (lacking positive or affirmative qualities) + numerology (the study of numbers, as the figures designating the year of one's birth, to determine their supposed influence on one's life, future, etc.) + phobia (fear of)

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Nasdeeeek

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hahz deek

Sentence: the nasdeq wobbled then fell, becoming a nasdeek before lunch

Etymology: nasdeq eeek

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Numericantarcirated

Created by: tvguard

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Moolahhoopla

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: MOO lah HOOP lah

Sentence: Business in my store has been down every day this month. All this gloom and doom talk about the economy is making everyone scared. If you ask me its all moolahhoopla: all talk and no substance to it.

Etymology: MOOLAH: slang word for money HOOPLA: blatant or sensational promotion; commotion; speech or writing to mislead

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