Verboticism: Plastiotronics

'Why can't I get my allowance in cash?'

DEFINITION: v. To exclusively use credit cards, debit cards and/or electronic banking in order to avoid using, or even touching, old fashioned cash. n. A person who never pays for anything using real money.

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: plas tee O tron icks (the OH/zero in the middle is no mistake)

Sentence: Ever since the government debt became more than could ever be paid, the goverment quit minting money. All payment is now made via plastiotronics.

Etymology: PLASTIC - slang term for any and all credit and debit or welfare payment cards. ELECTRONICS - in this case, electonics limited to keeping track of your credits and debits based on the imaginary money of today's world; the new electronic barter system.

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Comments: Plastiotronics

silveryaspen - 2009-03-13: 09:38:00
Can you envision a trillion anything? Money is no longer a meaningful paper/coin chase, but meaningful plastiotronics chase!

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-13: 10:42:00
scary times - great word

Mustang - 2009-03-14: 00:35:00
Very good word for imaginary money.