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'I've been pre-approved for a new credit card?'

DEFINITION: v. To offer pre-approved credit, loans or sweepstake prizes in order to lock the some poor sucker into permanent usury. n. Junk mail, spam or telemarketing offers for pre-approved credit and loans.

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Abusury

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ab yuz yuree

Sentence: The real reason that there is a world monetary crisis is because of the abusury of banks, lenders, credit companies and insurers. All those "introductory low interest or interest-free" credit cards and lines of credit were the bait used to lure the innocent consumers into financial ruin! They are the credit crystal-meth designed to addict and enslave.

Etymology: Abuse (treat badly;change the inherent purpose or function of something) & Usury (an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest)

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Flimflamscamjam

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: flimflamskamjam

Sentence: Trudy found herself paying for one credit card with the next one. She couldn't wait for the mail to deliver the next pre-approved offer. She was in a complete flimflanscamjam. Her financial plan can be compared to fire walking. If she hesitates at all she is gonna get burned.

Etymology: flimflam (a confidence game) + scam (a dishonest scheme; a fraud) + jam (an awkward situation or predicament)

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COMMENTS:

This is one of those "Can't say it 10 times fast" words. - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-24: 07:19:00

New idea for a sammich: Peanut butter and flimflam jam. Good word! - Mustang, 2009-02-24: 19:02:00

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Lendanger

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: len DAYN jer

Sentence: Aiyo Yu keeps getting calls from PityBank (motto: "We Want to Help You Feel Forever In Our Debt") offering her the "opportunity" to roll her balances on other cards "free of charge" into the card she holds from this particular company. She also gets mailings from the same company inviting her to apply for various-sized loans that would pay off all her debts and give her "just one convenient monthly payment." These lendangering practices are helping a lot - helping PityBank, that is. She doesn't seem to realize that rolling all your outstanding debts into one payment is only helpful if you actually pay down the balance every month, and don't run up new balances. Most of her paycheck is a lendangered species at this point.

Etymology: endanger + lend

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COMMENTS:

An all-too familiar tale, sadly! - Nosila, 2010-09-07: 21:10:00

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Owemen

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: o men

Sentence: Carol could not believe her luck. She had gotten in her mailbox the chance to get a pre-approved credit card. It was low interest (2%) for the first 3 months and then ballooned to 30% after that. She wanted to apply, but talked to her Mom first. Her Mom made her rip up the offer and chuck it away. She told her such a come-on was an owemen...she would owe men money for the rest of her days if she signed up!

Etymology: Owe (be in debt) & Men (people) and play on Omen (a prediction of your future)

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Fiscalwrecktitude

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fiss kal rek tit ewed

Sentence: When the sales director of ostrich holdings offered her a chance at fiscalwrecktitude through a fixed rate extortion on her mentgage, she was confused.

Etymology: fiscal rectitude, wreck

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COMMENTS:

so am I (confused that is) but I love the word - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-24: 09:01:00

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Pawnfree

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Paw-n-fr-ee

Sentence: Now that the credit crunch is well under way many people will be forced to turn to buying on credit from those pawn-free credit offers. This means that you are entitled to free gifts and 0% for the first six months, then when you are completely hooked the rate goes up to 19% therefore having great difficulty keeping up the repayments.

Etymology: Pawn(a person who is used by others for their own purposes) + Free(Something given for nothing. OR IS IT???)

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pawnfree, as free as the wind blows - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-24: 09:18:00

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Blondissue

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: blond issss ew

Sentence: The bank offered a blondissue which, if you didn't read the small print, was to dye for.

Etymology: bond issue, blonde

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Baitmail

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bayt mayl

Sentence: Perhaps every money business spends millions on baitmail, because it allows them to reel in big bucks. The minute you bite, they give you the bait and switch. They switch to arisenterest, feemonsters, and so many numerous damnold-trumped-up-charges, you'll think you've been held up ... and measured up as the biggest sucker of all!

Etymology: BAIT, MAIL is a also a form of HATE MAIL. /// Bait - any enticement used to lure or attract. Mail -anything sent thru the postal system. Hate mail - malevolent mail; also mail we strongly dislike getting.

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COMMENTS:

Song of the Day: Mr. Postman, Send Me A Dream! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-24: 01:07:00

I like it. - kateinkorea, 2009-02-24: 07:57:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-24: 09:19:00

Good word...A cute guy might be baitmale, especially if he's under age! - Nosila, 2009-02-24: 22:01:00

Baitmail won't fit in an envelope ... baitmales are found in a totally different baitsite on the endearnot! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-25: 02:37:00

wonderful word, describes the situation exactly. - rombus, 2009-02-25: 15:53:00

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Chekintodebt

DnBrown

Created by: DnBrown

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Scamwow

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SKAM-wow

Sentence: Having been hammered over and over by a recent infomercial about a wipe cloth, whenever Radcliffe would see ads of any kind for those 'too good to be true' products or services he would involuntarily shout "Scamwow!", oftentimes startling people near him.

Etymology: Blend of 'scam' (con game with phony offers) and the exclamation 'wow',(expressing joy or surprise) a play on Shamwow, a former commercially advertised product.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-24: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-02-24: 08:20:00
The thanks should go to my hubby who doesn't play, but loves to hear the defs!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-24: 22:59:00
Well lets give thanks to your hubby. Sounds like he has lots of good ideas! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-07: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James