Verboticism: Fiscalfright

'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: dounpôr

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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Direeah

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: d'eye reeeee ah

Sentence: The direr the news the worse the direeah. At least all of those dollars in the matress were useful for something.

Etymology: dire, diarrhoea

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-03: 12:00:00

Slick! In so many ways! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:17:00

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Numbrunexy

Created by: notoriousjoeyg

Pronunciation: Num - brun - eks - ee

Sentence: The number of people falling victim to numbrunexy is rising every day.

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Numeralgenic

Created by: r8ken

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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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Moolahhoopla

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: MOO lah HOOP lah

Sentence: Business in my store has been down every day this month. All this gloom and doom talk about the economy is making everyone scared. If you ask me its all moolahhoopla: all talk and no substance to it.

Etymology: MOOLAH: slang word for money HOOPLA: blatant or sensational promotion; commotion; speech or writing to mislead

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Finalcountdown

Created by: FreakyDeak

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Necrofiscalemminged

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: NECK-roe-FISS-kull-LEM-inged (necrofiscalemmingism)

Sentence: CHICO was in a pan ic! Having scratched out a meager living as a purveyor of free-range ostriches, he foolishly sank his savings into commodities futures.(mostly corn) CHICO watched TV with a glazed eye as the balding maniacal mavens predicted an armageddon of monetary loss. CHICO was already financially beheaded, but he decided to warn his comrades by pecking out text messages as fast as possible. Wattle his friends think of him now that his amateur advice had caused their demise? He foolishly mailed his heirloom gold to an anonymous huckster, and the pittance he received stuck in his craw. CHICO wasn't steeped in investment strategies, so decided to wing it, dumping all his assets for pennies on the dollar! When the markets turned around, he realized he'd been NECROFISCALEMMINGED, and he'd been the victim of a fowl plot. As the turkeys flocked to re-invest, CHICO became sadly fatalistic. "Oh well-" He thought... "Here today, guano tomorrow"!

Etymology: NECROs+FISCAl+LEMMING(ed)=NECROFISCALEMMINGED.....NECRO:Fron the Greek NECROS(dead body.....FISCAL:of or relating to taxation, public revenues, or public debt,Latin fiscalis, from fiscus basket, treasury (1563).....LEMMING:any of various small short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution that are notable for population fluctuations and recurrent mysterious mass migrations.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Q: WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING WORDS HAVE IN COMMON? Banana Dresser Grammar Potato Revive Uneven Assess - metrohumanx, 2009-03-03: 08:46:00

Puntastic sentence! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:24:00

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Digitrauma

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dijitroumə

Sentence: Mike didn’t even know it was raining so you can imagine his surprise when he walked into hail storm of falling numbers. He just dodged his credit score only to be smacked in the head by his 401(k). After a quick trip to the digitrauma room he is afraid to go outside. He has heard rumors that the financial climate is swarming with bears.

Etymology: digit (any of the numerals from 0 to 9) + trauma (emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury)

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Digitdelirium

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: did jit de leer ee um

Sentence: The chicks were all racing around when the numbers started falling down on them. It created digitdelirium and any deaths caused by the falling numbers would have been considered fowl play.

Etymology: Digit (number) & Delirium (state of violent mental agitation; hysteria)

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