Verboticism: Perfundory

'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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Theloandanger

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: the lone dane jer

Sentence: "With his faithful fiscal companion, Bunko, the daring, diabolic and resourceful masked rider of the plain, that Lion of Credit, led the fight for unlawful banking and disorderly monetary conduct in the United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of injustice. No deed went unrealized. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear (and today)...wherever a family stands to lose their home, or a small company has to declare bankruptcy or average citizens have their money used and lost, all the while being charged for each "transaction"; where cars and boats and motorbikes are repossessed; where an individual's assets are frozen (painful) or where an investor jumps from a bridge saying, "Goodbye,it's accrual world", it will be on account of Theloandanger. From out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver Bullion! Theloandanger rides again!" MisadVentures usually concluded with one of the characters lamenting the fact that they never learned the anti-hero's name ("Who was that masked man?"), only to be told, "Why, he's Theloandanger! He's the Bank's CEO, he's under indictment, out on bail in a plea-bargain arrangement, that's why we never know his real name!" as he and Bunko ride away, heading for South America, where there were plenty of non-extradition treaties. Departing on his white horse Silver Bullion, the Danger would infamously say "Hi-yo, your Silver is away!" as the horse galloped toward the setting sun. Each venture was not over until the dividEND!

Etymology: Wordplay on The Lone Ranger(old Western radio and television series) & Loan (money leant by a bank for a fee) & Danger (peril;a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury or harm)

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COMMENTS:

High! Yo! Yo rate the highest! Luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 01:39:00

metrohumanx Today's definition seems to have struck some raw nerves. Great composition, Kimosabe! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-27: 15:24:00

Who was that masked man?? - Mustang, 2009-01-27: 19:41:00

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Squirlvestor

Created by: LiaraTivona

Pronunciation: skwerl-vest-or

Sentence: "Why would you give your money to a bank that is a known squirlvestor?" "Don't squirlvestor this company away at a time when the competition is looming!"

Etymology: squirrel (v. to store stashes for the future, many of which may not be recovered) investor (n. a person who arranges finances, often on behalf of others, by placing them in other locations in the hopes of future returns)

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Siphonandbone

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: si/phon/and/bone

Sentence: "Invest your money in Bank of AmERRica's siphonandbone department where our integrity and your investment needs are rarely, if ever considered. We love gambling on already bankrupt companies and insolvent business ventures. Where else are you assured of losing your money? Devest youself today at Bank of AmERRica."

Etymology: SIPHONANDBONE - taken from SAVINGS AND LOAN - SIPHON (to drain, or skim off) + TO BONE (to take advantage of, to cheat, to screw royally)

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-27: 10:14:00

funny - mweinmann, 2009-01-27: 11:44:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cashrupter

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: cash-rup-ter

Sentence: Trust us, Miss Pennyworthy at our bank, we promise to cashrupter all of your money very carefully.

Etymology: Cash - Money. Rupt(er)- Taken in part of bank "rupt"cy. Rupter...one who helps a person become bankrupt. :o)

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