Verboticism: Lowsteria

'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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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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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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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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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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Numeralgenic

Created by: r8ken

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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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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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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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Downpoor

artr

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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