Verboticism: Doomerology

'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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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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Neganumeraphobia

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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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Armageddonouttahere

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: arma-geddon-owta-heer

Sentence: "Wow! you really love baked beans" said Mike as he stared into Percy's full shopping trolley. "There for my bomb shelter up in Dead Man's Canyon" exclaimed Percy, "Next week the three moons of Zarcan will align with the cosmic aura of Xantoras and all who walk the Earth shall perish in the rain of unholy fire, so armageddonouttahere". "Oh" said Mike, "I just thought they were on special".

Etymology: 1.armageddon - catastrophic destruction. 2.I'm out of here - an expression of intent to leave a location.

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COMMENTS:

hehe - galwaywegian, 2009-03-03: 09:09:00

a bit out of this world! (wink/big grin) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:19:00

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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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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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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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Fiscalfright

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FIS-cuhl-fryt

Sentence: Horace and Bertha 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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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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Downpoor

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dounpƓr

Sentence: The downturn in the economy has turned many of the uprich into the downpoor. It's a real number bummer.

Etymology: downpour (a heavy rainfall) + poor (lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal in a society)

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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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