Verboticism: Dealflated

'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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Spendaddiction

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spen-da-dik-shun

Sentence: While he was in throws of his spendaddiction, Carlos actually believed that by shopping at the Dollar Store he was investing for his future retirement.

Etymology: spend + addiction

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Lunathrift

Created by: comborracha

Pronunciation: loo-na-thrift

Sentence: A lunathrift doesn't understand that you don't literally save money by buying sale priced crap that you don't need. Piles of cheap junk aren't going to pay for your next vacation.

Etymology: lunatic+thrift[y]

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Gullibuyer

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: gull-ih-bye-er

Sentence: She's such a gullibuyer, she bought a timeshare where the next Hawaiian island will be.

Etymology: gullible + buyer

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COMMENTS:

good one yellowbird - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:42:00

Some are bargain hunters, while others buy the things they need! Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:39:00

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Twoferninny

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: toō fər nin ē

Sentence: Janene is truly a twoferninny. Say the word sale and her eyes light up. Mention "half off" and she may swoon. It doesn't matter that she doesn't need it, if it is a bargain, consider it bought. Just last week she was practically giddy as she saved a huge bundle of cash on two gallons (a twofer) of kumquat juice.

Etymology: twofer (an item or offer that comprises two items but is sold for the price of one) + ninny (a foolish person)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-15: 11:50:00

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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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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

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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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Asalent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a sayl ent

Sentence: Ted was a career asalent. He bought things just because they were on for less than regular price. He ended up with tons of stuff he did not need. Ted is also now a hoarder.

Etymology: Assailant (someone who attacks) & A Sale (something costing less than usual;a bargain)

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Defrayaway

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dee-fray-ah-way

Sentence: Jim was an imbesale who couldn't pass up econobuys. A strong believer in the defrayaway plan, he "saved" hundreds of dollars buying 8-track tapes for 99 cents, only to discover that none of his cronies at Verbotomy had an 8-track player.

Etymology: defray, layaway

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COMMENTS:

maybe we could buy a couple of hundred of them on ebay - they're collectibles afterall - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:46:00

Good word! De-fray(How To Save a Life)ment. There's a tune for you to hum for the weekend. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-16: 18:28:00

Good word! The bargain hunter has little trouble finding a bargain, but a lot of trouble finding a use for it afterward. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:49:00

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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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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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