Verboticism: Saleomatic

'If we buy 100 we'll save over $7000!'

DEFINITION: v., To believe you're saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don't really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

Create | Read

Voted For: Saleomatic

Successfully added your vote for "Saleomatic".

You still have one vote left...

Bargoon

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bar-GOON

Sentence: Barry, you are such a bargoon when it comes to flybuys. We have enough shampoo to last us 30 years since you've been trying to build up enough loyalty points to get a 'free' toaster worth just $20.

Etymology: bargain + goon

Vote For | Comments and Points

Discountwingebingeosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DISS-cown-TWINGE-binge-OH-sis (discountwingebingeite)

Sentence: Trudy and Dave were struggling to furnish their humble lovenest with modest frugality. Although they wanted to be good consumers, they vowed not to use discount coupons and to eschew non-food items whenever possible. Dave wasn't really the neuroticustomer he used to be in his bachelor days, but his latest trip to the store was economicomical....he succumbed to that dreaded dollar-store affliction known as DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS. To pass up a percieved "DEAL" gave him a sharp pain in his gut, and a gnawing feeling that he'd passed up a great sale. Trudy, however, was less than ecstatic when he returned home with a gross of 5.5" floppy discs and a cubic yard of ossified Ramen noodle soup mixes.

Etymology: DISCOUNT+tWINGE+BINGE+OSIS=........... DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS.....DISCOUNT:the amount by which something is reduced in cost.....TWINGE:to feel a sudden sharp local pain;Middle English twengen, from Old English twengan; akin to Old High German zwengen to pinch.....BINGE:to engage in impulsive or excessive action;an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence c: an act of excessive or compulsive consumption .....-OSIS:a condition marked by abnormal behavior in one's buying habits.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Trudy-And-Dave-lyrics-John-Hiatt/B7B89D34B2084FBD48256A96002DFA1F - metrohumanx, 2008-10-15: 05:53:00

It sounds a painful affliction! - Nosila, 2008-10-15: 20:30:00

metrohumanx Not as painful as it was to string those dumb words together, though. Not one of my best, i'm afraid. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:55:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Frugonomical

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: phrew-GONE-no-MIKLE

Sentence: Frugonomicalists stretch their buck so far that in the end, they end up with so much excessive debris, that they can't consume and/or sell it all. To be economical is a very good thing - save some money. A frugal person - well let's not go crazy here. But a frugonomical person - see a psychiatrist please!

Etymology: frugal + economical

Vote For | Comments and Points

Bargainbasedbent

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bar/gan/based/bent

Sentence: Sue was so bargainbasedbent that she planned her holidays around closing sales.

Etymology: bargain + based + bent (determined) + bargain basement

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Hell hath no fury like a woman at a bargain counter! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:45:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Fubargain

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: foo-BAHR-guhn

Sentence: Even though Bob explained to Roxie the term, "Let the buyer beware", she continued to fubargain with imeldacity, believing you couldn't have too many pairs of shoes. And, despite, bargainasty upon bargainasty piling up at home, her shopping philosophy remained the same. "The more you buy, the greater the saving. And hadn't Bob told her that she was protected, in law, by "craveat emptor."

Etymology: Fubargain (vb & n):Fubar(failed to understand beyond all reason - in this context) & bargain. Cognates: Fubargainista

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

great sentence as usual - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:49:00

Nice word! And a very 'careful' etymology, OzzieBob. I found this factoid on wikipedia - "FUBAR may have been influenced by the German word furchtbar, meaning terrible." - Tigger, 2007-11-18: 21:56:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Frugatile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FROO-geh-til

Sentence: Lenny actually believed he was being shrewd in buying up so many 'fantastic bargains' though he had little use for most of them and while others thought his efforts were frugatile at best, he continued to consider himself to be shrewd and thoughtful.

Etymology: Blend of 'frugal' (thrifty, prudent or economical) and 'futile' (serving no useful purpose - completely ineffective)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Dealusional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: deel/loo/shun/al

Sentence: Joe became completely dealusional about the value of any item, no matter how obsolete, if it was marked down 70%, or more.

Etymology: DEALUSIONAL - from DEAL (a bargain) + DELUSIONAL (a false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

My fave! Gets my vote. :) - lumina, 2008-10-16: 00:56:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Frugatile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Froo-guh-tul

Sentence: In a frugatile attempt to save money Bart and Clara bought many sale items that they had no real use for.

Etymology: Frugal and futile

Vote For | Comments and Points

Bubblebursar

Created by: verbotomer

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌbəlˌbɜːrsɚ/

Sentence: n. "The bank wouldn't give me a loan because they think I'm a bubblebursar"; vt. "The reason you never have any money is because you always bubbleburse it all away!"

Etymology: fr. bubble: an inflated speculation; + bursar: an official in charge of funds, as at a college or university... A bubblebursar is a student in the university of life, who is all-too-prepared to part with his funds in exchange for goods or services he values too highly

Vote For | Comments and Points

Denybuy

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: di-nahy-bahy

Sentence: Not only do you feel less guilty by denybuying 4 flat screen tv's - you can also impress your friends & family at the same time.

Etymology: deny + buy

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

I like it Remi. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-16: 18:58:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...