Verboticism: Digitrauma

'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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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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Finalcountdown

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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Numerophobia

Created by: matkline

Pronunciation: nu-mer-o-pho-bia

Sentence: Ann's numerophobia has gotten so bad that she can't even look at her purse.

Etymology: Numerology + Phobia

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Monetaryfied

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mon et tarry fyed

Sentence: Mary, Mary, quite Monetary, How does your portfolio grow? With stocks and bonds and market tides, On a sinking vehicle thast may capsize, No wonder you are so Monetaryfied!

Etymology: Monetary (relating to or involving money) & Terrified (scared, thrown into an intense fear or desperation)

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COMMENTS:

Maryvelous! $uper verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 01:40:00

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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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Numbersome

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: num ber sum

Sentence: People are being hit by falling numbers from st0ckmarkets on all the continents! The falling numbers in bank asset5 are hitting people in their $avings until it hurts! The falling numbers from equit1es are hitting homes and businesses, too. A rise in price$, makes the falling numbers from inf1ati0n, a descendread that causes more headtaches. It makes Stevie wonder. Can Mariah carry on? Can Penelope cruise along? Will Russell still crow? Will Angelina remain jolly? Or is it all too numbersome?

Etymology: NUMBERS, CUMBERSOME. Numbers - intergers (falling like stars). Cumbersome - burdensome, heavy, hard to deal with or handle.

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COMMENTS:

Thank you for the laugh! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-03: 06:11:00

petaj Try to keep a steady view while everyone else disintegerates around you. - petaj, 2009-03-03: 06:53:00

now this is clever and timely! - mweinmann, 2009-03-03: 09:19:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-03: 12:01:00

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Doomerology

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: doom er ol ogee

Sentence: The only religion the chicks knew was doomerology. They were born under a number and when the sky did fall down, they would be hit by a number. When your number's up, you are down permanently.

Etymology: Doom(disastrous destiny) & Numerology(the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs

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Fiscalfright

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FIS-cuhl-fryt

Sentence: James and Julia had been putting small amounts into their mutual funds for decades and were trying to ride out the current market tumble with some courage and confidence based on their brokers reassurances, but with each passing day and drop in the DJI they have begun to develop severe fiscalfright.

Etymology: Blend of 'fiscal' (of or pertaining to financial matters in general) and 'fright' (sudden and extreme fear; a sudden terror)

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