Verboticism: Surgain

'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.

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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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Spenditaller

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Spend-it-al-er

Sentence: Sam was such a spenditaller that he never had any savings.

Etymology: A play on words ; Spend-It-All-er

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Fallashop

Created by: aleximrie

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jane's boyfriend was slowly going mad. Jane's constant fallashopping was really eating into their savings.

Etymology: fallacy + shop

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Twofernatic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: too-fer-nat-ik

Sentence: Jane's boyfriend Todd is a twofernatic. Put the word sale in front of him and he is ready to spend every last dime buying things he really doesn't need. The word clearance makes him giddy. Going-out-of-business (goob)sales will cause him to loose his mind.

Etymology: twofer (an item that is selling two for the price of one)+ fanatic (a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal)

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Dealflated

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: DEEL-FLAY-ted

Sentence: He dealflated the lady by shoving cheap junk into her arms.

Etymology: deal + deflated

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Bargainloss

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Bar gain loss

Sentence: Amy excelled at bargainloss, and her many friends benefited from her "thriftiness".

Etymology: Bargain (good deal) & loss (act of losing)

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Saleomatic

Created by: taith

Pronunciation:

Sentence: when she goes shopping she's really saleomatic!!!

Etymology: sale+automatic

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Dealboughtcheery

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deel/bot/cheer/ee

Sentence: Harold exhibited the classic signs of dealboughtcheery every time he emerged from a going out of business store with a grin on his face and several huge shopping bags filled with useless bargains.

Etymology: deal + bought+ cheery + debauchery (excessive sensual indulgence)

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COMMENTS:

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-10-15: 15:03:00

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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)

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Discountwingebingeosis

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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.

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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

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