Verboticism: Lowsteria

'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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Doomerology

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: doom er ol ogee

Sentence: The only religion the chicks knew was doomerology. They were born under a number and when the sky did fall down, they would be hit by a number. When your number's up, you are down permanently.

Etymology: Doom(disastrous destiny) & Numerology(the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs

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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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Pedoomiary

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pi/doo/mee/er/ee

Sentence: All the financial analyzers have jumped on the pedoomiary bandwagon.

Etymology: PEDOOMIARY - noun - from PECUNIARY (pertaining to money) + DOOM (adverse fate; unavoidable ill fortune)

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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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Soothdecay

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sueth/dee/kay

Sentence: Economic soothsayers are the harbingers of soothdecay. A positive outlook and good dollar hygiene is what the world needs now.

Etymology: sooth (reality) + decay + soothsayer + tooth decay

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COMMENTS:

petaj thaths tho funny - petaj, 2009-03-03: 06:53:00

GlobalGallery Clever use of a single letter. You can make a dental patient crazy. Just change the d to an m. - GlobalGallery, 2009-03-03: 07:52:00

reminds me of the old saw ... dental floss for the brain! Super sentence. Super word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-03: 12:11:00

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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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Nasdeeeek

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hahz deek

Sentence: the nasdeq wobbled then fell, becoming a nasdeek before lunch

Etymology: nasdeq eeek

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Fiscalfright

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FIS-cuhl-fryt

Sentence: Horace and Bertha had been putting small amounts into their mutual funds for decades and were trying to ride out the current market tumble with some courage and confidence based on their brokers reassurances, but with each passing day and drop in the DJI they have begun to develop severe fiscalfright.

Etymology: Blend of 'fiscal' (of or pertaining to financial matters in general) and 'fright' (sudden and extreme fear; a sudden terror)

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Chumpers

Created by: D4ng3rismymiddlename

Pronunciation: Sounds like "jumpers" but with a chump instead of a jump!

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Etymology: Chick + chump + jump

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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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