Verboticism: Invesdementia

'If we buy 100 we'll save over $7000!'

DEFINITION: v., To believe you're saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don't really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

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Invesdementia

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: ĭn-věs-dĭ-měn'-shə

Sentence: Aunt Martha spent most of her waking hours watching the Home Shopping Network, in a state of invesdementia, calling in to buy things like gaudy jewelry and shoes, even though she'll never wear them, since she never leaves her apartment. On her fixed income, her practice of 'trickle-away economics' will eventually leave Martha debtstitute.

Etymology: investment "the act of spending or devoting funds for future advantage or benefit" (Latin, investīre) + dementia (Latin, dēmentia "madness")

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Tigger - 2007-11-18: 23:44:00
Aunt Martha is such a 'Super-sHSNopper' that the hostesses all know her voice, and the operators all have shortcuts on their ordering terminals to enter her credit card number.