Verboticism: Fannyabout

'Is my money safe with you?'

DEFINITION: n. A bank which pays huge salaries to its executives who bet their customers' money on dumb investments, risky loans, and the inevitable government bail-out. v. To lend, spend, and mismanage a bank into bankruptcy.

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Investmentbanqueter

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/vest/ment/ban/kwet/tur

Sentence: When I was lining up at the soup kitchen I saw the group of investmentbanqueters who had managed my portfolio stepping into a limo to take them to the investmentbanqueting eat all you can buffet.

Etymology: investment banker + banquet

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COMMENTS:

Food for thought! Good one - TJayzz, 2009-01-27: 10:10:00

Well said. Super Word! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 10:22:00

metrohumanx Only BELUGA caviar, please. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-27: 15:25:00

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Rethievership

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: riθēvərship

Sentence: The executives of several financial institutions, Fat Pockets Inc. were upset when their companies were forced into rethievership. They were so stressed that they gave themselves a bonus. They equate it to combat pay.

Etymology: receivership (the state of being dealt with by an official receiver) + thieve (steal something)

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Bankboozle

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bank boo zl

Sentence: Bankboozle (noun or verb). The bankboozle denied its shifty ways of taking finance to the extreme: purchasing companies that didn't exist, providing discredit and embezzling the rest to their shrwiss accounts.

Etymology: This word is a combination of "bank" and part of the word "bamboozle". Bank means to hold (in this case, one's money or investments) and bamboozle means to hoodwink, deceive or confuse.

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I think I've been bankboozled before. Good word. - Mustang, 2009-01-27: 19:42:00

meaning so apparent, easy to say, fun to say, good pun, has originality ... exceptional verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-28: 01:44:00

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Dinvestor

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: din - vest - or

Sentence: Margery began to suspect that her bank had become a dinvestor instead of an investor of her funds. Lately, she was growing suspicious that either they were incompetent or that they were siphoning off funds and worried that her money might disappear. There were an increasing number of expensive cars in the parking lot but the property was looking a bit unkempt. She had also stopped receiving statements lately....hmmmm

Etymology: Divest + Investor >>> Divest (In finance and economics, divestment or divestiture is the reduction of some kind of asset for either financial goals or ethical objectives. A divestment is the opposite of an investment) Investor (A person who invests money in order to make a profit)

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Growontreepreneur

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: grow-on-tree-pren-yer

Sentence: "Thankyou Sir" uttered Manuel as he palmed the wrinkled dollar bill handed to him by the sunburnt banker in the driveway of the country club. "The keys are in your Ferrari, and your golf clubs wouldn't quite fit so I've put them in your wife's Bentley" he said politely. As the Ferrari sped off Manuel wondered if one day he too could be a wealthy growontreepreneur.

Etymology: 1. Money doesn't grow on trees - A phrase used to express the need for financial restraint. 2. entrepreneur - someone who organises a business venture and assumes the risk for it.

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An Irony Hit! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 10:08:00

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Shitibank

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Shit-EEE-Bay-n-k

Sentence: "I just got a job at Shitibank!" exclaimed Joe the plumber as he leapt unknowingly down the stairs to his demise. To the horror of his co-workers and recent ex-coworkers, they wondered if Joe knew he had been laid off before his neck hit the last step?

Etymology: A loan, a dick, and your ass.

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COMMENTS:

Good play on Citibank butt the etymology?? - mweinmann, 2009-01-27: 11:44:00

Great word...you'd think with exorbitant interest they charge they could keep a few more Joe's on staff.. - Nosila, 2009-01-27: 23:20:00

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Mortgouge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor gowj

Sentence: Remember the good old days, when a bank was synonymous with fidelity, trust, credit? Now they only pay you interest when they want to lien on you. They mortgouge your soul and make you do a balancing act everyday. They venture your hard-earned money and sell it into bondage. They make an asset out of you and me and you can take that to the bank.

Etymology: Mortgage (a conditional conveyance of property as security for the repayment of a loan; put up as security or collateral) & Gouge (obtain by coercion or intimidation)

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Bankmananrobbing

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bank-man-an-robb-ing

Sentence: When Bruce invested his money in the bank he thought it would be as safe as houses, what he didn't realise however was that this particlar bank used the bankmananrobbing method and frittered their customers money away with risky loans and dodgy, and at times illegal investments.

Etymology: Bankman(short for bankmanager) + Robbing(to deprive one person of something to pay another) = Bankmananrobbing

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thought you were going for the Batman and Robin connection especially when Bruce is involved. It would work well in your etymology bankmanandrobbin - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-27: 10:17:00

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Simonpurelegree

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: sigh-mun-pyoor-leh-gree

Sentence: Once the citizenry realized they had become slaves to an economic system that ultimately only benefitted corporate leaders of banks, they threw off their shackles and exposed the hypocrisy of simonpurelegree. Once convicted and exposed the greedy ones were sent to Guantanomo which was renamed the Simonpurelegrist Mill.

Etymology: From SIMONPURE, an adjective meaning hypocritically virtuous and SIMON LEGREE, the cruel and horrible slavemaster of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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I like the creativity in this! - kateinkorea, 2009-01-27: 20:53:00

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Fannyabout

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fan neee ab owt

Sentence: they went from fanny can to fannyabout to fannymaynot in three months.

Etymology: fanny about as in mess about.

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WOW! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 10:12:00

fannymay or fannymae??? - mweinmann, 2009-01-27: 11:41:00

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