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'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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Plastaholic

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pla-sta-hol-ick

Sentence: Tommy's Dad Howard was so addicted to his charge and debit cards that he never had any cash. Tommy thought back to when he lost his first tooth...he reached under his pillow to only find a thin piece of plastic with a note. (You have 2.76 cents left on this charge card. Love,The Tooth Fairy.) Tommy held it in his little hands and thought is this money? Until he went to school and saw different...all he ever saw was his Dad use a plastic card to get everything they wanted or needed. Oh how Tommy longed to feel REAL CASH in his hands. Things got so bad with his Dad that Tommy wasn't allowed to answer the phone anymore because all these people wanted His Father's plastic back? Hmm he wondered, "what can I do to stop all these calls so my friends can call me?"...He looked in the phone book and found and found a support group for his Dad called ("Plastaholic" Anonymous) and called and had brochures sent to his Dad. Now his Dad is in the 12 step program to overcome his "plastaholic" addiction. Every once in a while his Dad slips up and wants to use plastic but Tommy reminds him he's in treatment for "Plastaholic" tendencies. Tommy is worried when he grows up will he also be a "Plastaholic" since it's in his family history????

Etymology: Plast; Part of the word Plastic. Aholic; Part of the word Alcoholic minus the lco. Alcoholic-Meaning; One who is addicted to alcohol. Plastaholic;One who is addicted to plastic debit and charge cards. Plastaholic Anonymous ;Where you go to fight addictions to charge cards and debit cards you keep maxing out to where it's destroying your life.

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metrohumanx Awwww.... how touching. I remember the tooth fairy. Great story. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-13: 02:04:00

Thank you Metrohumanx :) Keep smiling~ - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-13: 02:41:00

Platiholics Anonymous is a great idea ... even in the real wold! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:44:00

Great word and story, Deb...I'm sure their meetings would be full these days! - Nosila, 2009-03-13: 19:10:00

Thank you everybody! You all are such talented writers :) Very entertaining! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-17: 01:54:00

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Debtcardholder

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DEBT card HOL der

Sentence: John had gone from debit and credit cardholder to debtcardholder over a few short months. It felt like extra money. He never used cash but he always carried some on him. He ate in restaurants...used his credit card...checked his wallet...still had cash. He bought gifts for his wife...used his credit card...checked his wallet...still had cash. He bought groceries...used his debit card...checked his wallet...still had cash. It was amazing how these magical cards had stretched his paycheck. But soon he was not allowed to use any of the cards anymore because they had all become debtcards. So now he had to get more of them to help him pay his payments on these ones.

Etymology: DEBIT CARD HOLDER: DEBT:

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COMMENTS:

Really good word Kateinkorea! "debtcardholder", makes logical sense to me! So many fools out there acquiring tons of debt and charging away instead using cash! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 19:17:00

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Cardiologicist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: car/dio/loj/i/sist

Sentence: Steve knew in his heart and in his mind that credit was the most logical way to do business. He was a cardiologicist.

Etymology: card + logicist + cardiologist

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Super clever sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:09:00

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Sleasypay

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: sleez e pay

Sentence: Sal was warned not to put her sleasypay tab on her keychain. Well, sure enough, Sal lost her fourth set of keys along with her sleasy pay tab! She was responsible for any and all purchases made with the sleasy tab even if she reported it left her own hands! (Not to mention her car could be driven by anyone!) The sleasy tab was all too easy! Sal worried her credit and bank cards could be used the same way... but she still wouldn’t give them up! They were so easy!

Etymology: From sleazy (contemptible) and easypay, a form of plastic payment. It means: a disreputable form of payment.

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Visaonary

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: Vee/za/on/ar/ee

Sentence: Sam was considered a visaonary who heralded a world full of plastic and credit.

Etymology: Visa + visionary

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master(ard)ful! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-13: 08:15:00

love the implied 'now you see it, now you don't' by incorporating visionary in your etymology. Excellent create. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:52:00

Brief, concise and to the point. Excellent word. - Mustang, 2009-03-14: 00:36:00

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Creditz

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: KREH dits

Sentence: Merry Spinder loves to buy everything on credit and has developed an elaborate system of rationalization for this habit. She is such a creditz that she reasons that she is actually making money doing this, because while the credit card company charges 8% interest on what she owes, the money that's sitting in her mutual fund earning interest is supposedly making more than that. Except she forgot that the stock market hasn't been doing too well lately, and, oh yeah, paying $39 late fees isn't helping her "make money" either. This is the same woman who in college thought that if she still had checks in her checkbook, that meant there was still money in the account!

Etymology: credit + ditz

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Sadly, she ain't the only creditz around... - Nosila, 2010-09-24: 23:55:00

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Plasticscene

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: plas tik seen

Sentence: When Joey started school, he was familiar with the plasticscene, because his Dad had taught him all about credit cards. Imagine his surprise to find out he was meant to make a model out of it in Art class.

Etymology: Plastic (credit cards) & Scene (happening) & Wordplay on Plasticine (synthetic clay-like material used in schools for making models)

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Spendshift

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: spend-shift

Sentence: Gabe's wife, Myrtle, loved to tell her friends that he had become a devoted spendshift, having arranged to have both their paychecks deposited directly to their banking accounts, doing all his bill paying on line and making all purchases with credit or debit cards, thereby avoiding any contact with actual cash which he considered to be antiquated and beneath him.

Etymology: Blend of spend and shift, a play on the word spendthrift.

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COMMENTS:

Spendshift and exchange day (slang term frequently used for pay day) go so well together. Superb pun and a terrific create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:58:00

Excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-03-14: 22:27:00

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Debtmintor

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: debt-mint-or

Sentence: Charlie had his very own debtmintor growing up. Daddy taught him well!

Etymology: debt + u.s. mint + mentor

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Eragan

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: air-a-gan

Sentence: Started off as ERAGONE, as I thought Reagan was spelled Reagon...after realizing I was wrong, I switched to ERAGAN, a pitiful substitute...How about ERAGAN, the combination Debit and Scratch N Sniff card offered by First Polymer Bank?

Etymology: A poor acronym for REAGAN, the President of the US, who arrived in DC for his first term in 1980 and was reported to have said, when asked for cash instead of plastic, "I haven't used cash for years."

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-13: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-24: 00:51:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James