Verboticism: Squirlvestor

'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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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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Baringesse

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BAIR-ing-JES

Sentence: After the baringesse of his personal banker and his financial planner, Bob's life became downgraded to standard and poor. Furthermore, upon finding out that OED. had redefined "Profit" as an archaic word no longer in use; and that his key banker was living in luxury in the Virgin Islands, the term "instutionalised investor" repercussioned in his head.

Etymology: Formed from BARING: Speculative trading on Singapore's International Monetary Exchange caused the spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdom's oldest investment bank. Barings bank was founded in 1762 by John and Francis Baring & LARGESSE: generous bestowal of gifts. 2. the gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed.

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World Class sentence and word. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-27: 10:03:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-27: 10:18:00

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Fiscalpredaterminus

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: FISS-cull-pred-uh-TERM-ih-nuss (fiscalpredaterminate)

Sentence: Chairman Moe bought his little bank at a fire sale in the 1980's and watched it grow into a financial ziggurat through astute aquisitions, lavish lobbying and deregulation. After stashing his nestegg in the Cayman Islands, Moe watched with detachment as his friendly neighborhood bank became a FISCALPREDATERMINUS - a final resting place for his depositor's hard earned money. As the pyroclastic flow of bad loans and foreclosures swept the monetary madhouse, Moe relaxed on a sandy beach, sipping tropical beverages from coconuts and playing idly with the little paper umbrellas. Next time he would have to increase his executive compensation.

Etymology: FISCAL+PREDATor+TERMINUS= FISCALPREDATERMINUS.....FISCAL:of or relating to financial matters;Latin fiscalis, from fiscus basket, treasury.....PREDATOR:one that preys, destroys, devours or plunders,a mode of life in which wealth is primarily obtained by the killing and consuming of lesser institutions or corporations;Middle English predacion, from Latin praedation-, praedatio, from praedari.....TERMINUS:a final goal,a finishing point,a route leading ultimately to death,being in the final stages of a fatal disease;Latin terminalis, from terminus.

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Bankrapecy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bangkrāp(t)sē

Sentence: The punishment for bankrapecy is a million dollars less in bonuses. Bad, bad banker! Take that you naughty person!

Etymology: bankruptcy (declared in law unable to pay outstanding debts) + rape (the crime of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse without their consent)

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Savingsandgroan

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sayv-ingz-and-grone

Sentence: What had once been a successful savings and loan institution had, thru poor financial decisions and practices become a savingsandgroan institution and was inflicting a great deal of financial pain on its clients and associates.

Etymology: Blend of savings and groan, a word play on savings and loan.

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They got my savings, so now I'm gonna groan! - Nosila, 2009-01-27: 23:18:00

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Perfundory

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: per-fun-dor-e

Sentence: Kimberly wasn't concerned about the perfundory attitude of bankers because she kept all her dollars stuffed into a mattress locked inside her panic room. In her words: "my funds are not some fat cat's fundough to shape into a golden parachute!"

Etymology: Perfunctory (with little care) + Fund (reserve of money)

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Growontreepreneur

GlobalGallery

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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Loanarranger

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lone ar rayn jer

Sentence: When Mary opened an account at the local bank, she was hoping to borrow enough money to finance a new home. She soon realized that the money she would borrow would cost her five times again as much in interest and that virtually she never would really own her home, in her lifetime. The interest that this loanarranger charged her went towards expensive lifestyles and foolish investment decisions of the bank's executives. She stormed out of the bank manager's office, crying "Goodbye, accrual world!"

Etymology: Loan Arranger (institute/person who lends money at an exhorbitant interest rate) & Wordplay on The Lone Ranger (1950's tv Western series of a lone surviving Texas Ranger who was nursed back to health by the Indian Tonto rides with him, on Silver and Scout, throughout the West, doing good while living off a silver mine which supplies him with income and bullets)

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Hi ho silver and gold! - scrabbelicious, 2012-01-13: 07:59:00

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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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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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