Verboticism: Numerophobia

'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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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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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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Finalcountdown

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation:

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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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COMMENTS:

clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-03: 12:02:00

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Armageddonouttahere

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: arma-geddon-owta-heer

Sentence: "Wow! you really love baked beans" said Mike as he stared into Percy's full shopping trolley. "There for my bomb shelter up in Dead Man's Canyon" exclaimed Percy, "Next week the three moons of Zarcan will align with the cosmic aura of Xantoras and all who walk the Earth shall perish in the rain of unholy fire, so armageddonouttahere". "Oh" said Mike, "I just thought they were on special".

Etymology: 1.armageddon - catastrophic destruction. 2.I'm out of here - an expression of intent to leave a location.

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COMMENTS:

hehe - galwaywegian, 2009-03-03: 09:09:00

a bit out of this world! (wink/big grin) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:19:00

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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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Numeroelfreako

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: nume-er-roe-el-freak-oh

Sentence: I was watching an online video of a guy named Sigmund that thought he was Nostradamus and could predict the future via numerology. As I sat watching the "numeroelfreako" I soon realized that all the fluff he was saying made no sense at all and that I had wasted 5 minutes of my time watching and listening to a freak!

Etymology: Nurmero;numbers. El;Them. Freak-o;A freak of nature,a predictor of future happenings that have no logistical value.

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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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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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Schizosummation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: skit + zoh + sum + mashun

Sentence: All of the predictions made by the false prophets resulted in schizosummation as the populace added up the numbers and became crazy with fear that the end was near.

Etymology: Schizophrenia + Summation >>Schizophrenia (A psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness variously affecting behavior, thinking, and emotion) Summation (Summation is the addition of a set of numbers; the result is their sum or total)

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