Verboticism: Digitdelirium

'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Numeralgenic

Created by: r8ken

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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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Downpoor

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dounpôr

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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Digitrauma

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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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